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24 November, 2014
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) is expected to make more submissions to the e-tolls advisory panel sitting in Pretoria. Earlier this month, the agency told the panel that it had spent 95 percent of its budget on maintaining the road network in South Africa.
24 November, 2014
Gauteng Department of Health has rolled out a radical campaign themed ‘Prevent, Avoid, Stop, Overcome and Protect’ (PASOP) to influence people’s behaviour and attitude around diseases.
24 November, 2014
Anti-retroviral treatment to HIV positive South Africans will be dramatically advanced after government concluded a R24 billion deal with Aspen Pharmacare to intensify manufacturing of antiretroviral drugs (ARVs).
24 November, 2014
Navi Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says that South Africa urgently needs a national action plan to fight racism and xenophobia.
24 November, 2014
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) says the HIV/AIDS  epidemic could end in 15 years if ‘fast-track targets’ are accelerated in the next six years - if not, infection rates could continue to rise.
24 November, 2014
The United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) says the returns on smart investments in young people could be as much as US$500 billion a year to sub Saharan economies over the next 30 years.
24 November, 2014
The United States and China have agreed to limit carbon emissions, but the move might only be enough to save developed countries in the North.
18 November, 2014
The election commission has declared that, in a first for Africa, Namibians will cast their ballots electronically in this month's presidential and legislative polls. Over one million voters, or just about half of the nation's 2.3 million people, are due to vote on 28 November 2014.
18 November, 2014
Nationwide stay away by doctors’ hits hospitals, with all but the most critically ill are turned away.   The doctors’ strike began two weeks ago and is now in full swing with senior doctors having joined as well as doctors in rural district hospitals.  
18 November, 2014
Some village elders in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland region are still unable to accept a woman as their chief, 17 years after her appointment was approved by President Robert Mugabe.
18 November, 2014
Swaziland Police have harassed another progressive, Sifiso Mabuza, deputy secretary of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers.
18 November, 2014
A gay and lesbian group in Botswana has won a landmark legal case in the country's High Court, allowing it to be officially registered. The judge ruled that the government had acted unconstitutionally in blocking the group, Legabibo.
14 November, 2014
Former planning minister, Trevor Manuel, says public protector, Thuli Madonsela’s office is so busy because public representatives are not doing their jobs.  
14 November, 2014
A study has found that men who have sex with men (MSM) have a high prevalence of HIV, with Durban having the most men testing positive for the virus compared to Johannesburg and Cape Town.  
14 November, 2014
The African National Congress’ (ANC) provincial executive committee in the Western Cape has given the green light for high-level talks with the Ses’khona People’s Movement, following an attack on controversial poo-throwing activist, Andile Lili.  

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