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Gauteng budget plans for antiretroviral rollout

Gauteng finance MEC Jabu Moleketi has confirmed the provincial government's intentions to intensify its antiretroviral programmes by allocating the health department a lion's share of the budget.

Scorpions to seize Roodefontein ‘bribe’ money

The Scorpions are preparing to seize an alleged bribe of R340 000 paid by the developer of the Roodefontein golf estate, Count Riccardo Agusta, to the New National Party, the elite investigative unit said on Thursday

Tickertape parade for Bafana the Brave

President Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday led calls for ''a heroes' welcome'' to be accorded Bafana Bafana on their return from South Korea.

Israel ready to ‘pay any price for peace’

Hopes of a lasting peace in the war-ravaged Middle East were raised on Tuesday when Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said his country was ''ready to pay any price for peace'' in the region, including handing back most of the occupied territories back to the Palestinians.

The man Mbeki can’t meet

While there was nothing ''improper'' about the current stormy relations between the government and the official opposition, the onus lay with President Thabo Mbeki to set the tone for some interaction, says Democratic Alliance leader Tony Leon.

Municipal strike in full swing throughout SA

The SA Municipal Workers' nation-wide strike got into full swing on Tuesday despite threats of disciplinary action by some municipalities in the Free State, Samwu claimed.

Corruption hastens famine in Malawi

A major report published by the International Bar Association exposes how threats to freedom and justice have triggered off a chain reaction putting millions of people in Malawi under threat of famine.

Cosatu march on SABC, Media24

About 2 000 Congress of SA Trade Union members marched on the SA Broadcasting Corporation and Media24 on Tuesday to protest against the pair's ''anti-labour'' news reporting.

Sex claims a lie, Sir Alex tells British media

After refusing flatly to address the local media in Pretoria on the indecent assault claims he is facing, England's Manchester United club manager Sir Alex Ferguson on Saturday opened up to the British media and rejected the allegations.

Flight recorder found at George crash site

Investigators on Sunday recovered the flight data recorder of the aircraft which crashed into rugged mountains near George on Saturday, killing former cricket skipper Hansie Cronje, its pilot and co-pilot.

Money isn’t reaching all of SA’s hungry children

Up to five million needy children qualifying for government's monthly cash grants still go hungry, despite over R1-billion idling in government coffers.

Cronin makes his peace with the ANC

The Jeremy Cronin saga, which last month dominated the SA Communist Party's national congress and threatened the relationship between the ANC and its SA Communist Party ally, ended dramatically when he apologised to the ANC's national executive committee.

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