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Thint contests validity of warrants in appeal court

A director of French arms company Thint always cooperated with investigators probing alleged corruption and fraud in South Africa's multibillion-rand arms deal, the Supreme Court of Appeal heard on Wednesday. ''Mr [Pierre] Moynot has at all times offered the investigating team his kind and affable cooperation,'' said Thint lawyer Peter Hodes.

Zuma hearing: Court reserves judgement

The Supreme Court of Appeal reserved judgement on Tuesday in the dispute between Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority over warrants used to seize documents from the former deputy president. Zuma's lawyer, Kemp J Kemp, said the search warrants were ''overbroad''.

Judgement reserved in Manto hearing

The Johannesburg High Court on Friday reserved judgement in the dispute between Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang and the Sunday Times over her confidential hospital records. Judge Mahomed Jajbhay said he would make his decision in seven days. ''I will reflect most of the weekend on the matter,'' he told both parties.

Jordaan: SA won’t run out of money for 2010 Cup

The 2010 Soccer World Cup will test South Africa's ''fiscal muscle'', but the country will not run out of money, the chief executive of the local organising committee said on Wednesday. ''We will never run out of money ... the project remains within budget,'' Danny Jordaan told a 2010 National Communications Partnership Conference in Johannesburg.

Kebble murder: Agliotti case postponed in court

The case of Glenn Agliotti, accused of the murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble, was postponed to October 5 in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday. Agliotti looked relaxed as he spoke to his lawyers before proceedings started. He wore a dark suit with his trademark pink shirt.

Drug prices hamper Africa’s battle against malaria

Anti-malaria medication must be made affordable and governments need to throw their weight behind efforts to combat the disease, singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka said on Thursday. She was addressing journalists at a Johannesburg conference of African ministers of health.

Africa ‘a real health catastrophe’

Africa has a shortage of about one million health workers, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said in Johannesburg on Thursday on the margins of an African health ministers' conference. ''Africa is a real catastrophe,'' the executive director of the Global Health Workforce Alliance told reporters

Africa’s health: Rely less on donors, conference told

Africa needs to rely less on donors and pump more money into its public health systems, Botswana's Health Minister said in Johannesburg on Tuesday while briefing journalists following the opening of the third ordinary session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Health.

How Africa can do better on health

Africa needs to become more self-reliant to improve the health of its people, the chairperson of the African Union's commission said in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Professor Alpha Konare said African countries have to make sure they get better prices for their raw materials and stop the wars that prevent health strategies from being carried out.

Shilowa: Legacy of World Cup must endure

The preparations for the Soccer World Cup need to provide infrastructure and services that will last beyond 2010, Gauteng Premier Mbhazima Shilowa said on Thursday. ''Our people expect the games to leave a lasting legacy ...,'' he said at the launch of the 2010 Strategic Framework in Johannesburg.

Black South Africans in path of HIV juggernaut

Black South Africans are six times more likely to get infected with the HI virus than other race groups, the Health Department told an Aids conference on the government's National Strategic Plan for Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections 2007-2011 in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Business, civil society get behind govt Aids plan

The national strategic plan to combat Aids to 2011 met with business, government and civil society approval in Johannesburg on Wednesday. ''I regard [it] as a major landmark in our efforts as the people of South Africa to respond to HIV and Aids,'' acting Health Minister Jeff Radebe told a conference on the presentation of the plan.

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