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Zuma mobilises campaign for SA tourism | 04-5-2011

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has taken the promotion of the growing South African tourism industry to new heights by signing the "Golden Book", a joint campaign by global pacesetters in that sector.

New programme to develop rural coaches | 04-5-2011

Pretoria - Fifteen football coaches from rural areas across the country have been recruited to receive training on a grassroots programme.

Leaders called to action on climate change | 04-5-2011

Pretoria - Governments must find a way to get multilateral institutions, global tourism industry bodies and private corporations to respond positively to the risks of climate change, says Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk.

SA, Vietnam tighten relations | 04-5-2011

Pretoria - South Africa and Vietnam have agreed to beef up their relations and comprehensive cooperation, especially on politics, economy, science, technology, culture, and education.

World Economic Forum on Africa kicks off | 04-5-2011

Pretoria - The 21st World Economic Forum on Africa, which will be attended by more than 900 participants from 60 countries, kicks off today in Cape Town.

Mpuma records fewer road accidents over Easter | 04-5-2011

Mbombela - The number of road accidents in Mpumalanga during the provincial Easter road safety campaign dropped from 97 last year to 59 this year, say authorities.

KZN artists ready to mentor young ones | 03-5-2011

Durban - Baxolile Dimane is recording several poems about South Africa's first lady Sizakele Khumalo (MaKhumalo). Through her vibrant disposition she talks about the life of President Jacob Zuma's first wife.

R350m bus, taxi rank to be built in Thohoyandou | 03-5-2011

Thohoyandou - A sod-turning ceremony will take place for the construction of a R350 million bus and taxi terminal in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, on Thursday.

Cut-off day for special votes applications | 03-5-2011

Pretoria - Registered voters who will be unable to cast their votes in their respective voting districts on May 18 have until 5pm today to submit their applications for special votes.

KZN tackles teen pregnancy, substance abuse | 03-5-2011

Pretoria - KwaZulu-Natal Education MEC Senzo Mchunu will this afternoon launch a campaign aimed at reducing the high rate of learner pregnancy and substance abuse by school children.

Gaddafi family killings likely to fuel conflict: SA govt | 03-5-2011

Pretoria - South Africa says the killing of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son and three of his grandchildren will only intensify conflict.

Increase support for smallholder farmers: Joemat-Pettersson | 03-5-2011

Cape Town - Africa can improve food security and boost economic growth by increasing support for smallholder farmers, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson said tod

SA calls for end to terrorism after Bin Laden's death | 03-5-2011

Pretoria - Reacting to the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the South African government took a strong position against terrorism.

Minister wants more assistance for young graduates | 03-5-2011

Pretoria - To help the country address its skills shortage challenge, Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande wants public entities and government departments to play a bigger role in helping young students and graduates to get accreditation in their chosen professions.

Zuma to promote tourism | 03-5-2011

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will promote tourism on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, by signing the United Nations World Tourism Organisation's "Golden Book" on Wednesday, his office said.

SA marks World Press Freedom Day | 03-5-2011

Pretoria - The National Press Club has called on government to ensure that press freedom is upheld and that journalists are allowed to do their jobs without interference, intimidation, abuse or harassment.

Govt is fighting corruption: Manyi | 03-5-2011

Cape Town - Government is on top of the situation when it comes to fighting corruption wherever it exists within its ranks, says Cabinet spokesman Jimmy Manyi.

SARU confirms Smit as Bok skipper | 03-5-2011

Durban - World Cup winning Captain John Smit will retain his position as leader of the Springboks for the international season.

Thusong centers reaching rural communities | 01-5-2011

Pretoria - The Thusong Service Centres have significantly contributed to rural development by ensuring people in rural areas had more access to information.

Zuma marks May Day | 01-5-2011

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma marked Workers' Day celebrations on Sunday by reiterating government's commitment to creating jobs.


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