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Molewa confident of positive outcome at COP18
05 December 2012 - Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa is positive that a favourable agreement will be reached at COP18 on Friday, despite concerns that negotiations around issues such as aid to poor nations and levels of emissions cuts could deadlock.

SA maritime industry opens for business
05 December 2012 - The South African maritime industry has opened for business and has encouraged partnerships with those prepared to give local seafarers an opportunity to support international trade.

Ministers converge in Doha for climate change talks
03 December 2012 - African environmental affairs ministers have arrived in Doha, Qatar ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8) high-level segment talks which will officially kick off tomorrow.

More teachers to be trained in maths, science
30 November 2012 - The recruitment and training of teachers in the critical subjects is set to improve, thanks to an initiative by the Department of Basic Education in partnership with the Independent Schools Association of South Africa (ISASA) and Investec.

Preparations on track for high-level segment of COP18
29 November 2012 - Week one of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP18/CMP8) in Doha, Qatar is proving to be a success as governments have successfully launched negotiations and are working hard to get decision documents ready for the attention of the high-level ministerial part of the meeting which starts on 4 December.

NMPP will be an investment for generations to come
29 November 2012 - Although Transnet's New Multi-Product Pipeline (NMPP) has faced some challenges in its early stages, the project will be a uniquely South African infrastructure investment for years to come, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Professor Gerwel passes away
28 November 2012 - Professor Jakes Gerwel has passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning at age 66. He is believed to have died at the Kuilsriver Hospital after undergoing heart surgery.

Climate change a challenge for humanity
27 November 2012 - Climate change is a challenge for all humanity, which necessitates serious efforts to be made to mitigate its effects, thus securing a better future for everyone, says Qatar's Deputy Prime Minister and COP18 President, Bin Hamad Abdullah al-Attiya.

COP18 gets underway in Qatar
26 November 2012 - Some 200 nations from around the globe have gathered in Doha, Qatar, for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) taking place from today at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

W Cape community to benefit from fishing boats initiative
18 November 2012 - The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has handed over six fishing boats to the Houtbay Fishing Co-operatives at the Imizamo Yethu settlement in Cape Town.


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