South Africa's education system has come under scrutiny over the years with some analysts questioning whether its early childhood education programmes meets the educational needs of all children and whether the school system is capable of producing students who can cope with tertiary studies.
Pretoria - As World Pneumonia Day draws nearer, the South African Medical Association (SAMA) has urged South Africans to strengthen the fight against pneumonia and use the day to raise awareness and educate each other.
Pretoria - A new drug treatment with the potential of simplifying and shortening TB treatment from two years to less than six months, is currently been tested on patients at two centres in South Africa.
Pretoria - The Department of Science and Technology has confirmed that plans for the Square Kilometrer Array (SKA) project are firmly on track.
Pretoria - Initiatives are underway to commercialise a domestically developed electric car.
Pretoria - South African Football Association (SAFA) President Kirsten Nematandani believes Banyana Banyana stand a good chance of qualifying for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany - given their recent performance.
Pretoria - The horrifying gang rape of a school girl at a Johannesburg school brings to the fore the urgent need to deal with the horrendous crime of rape and abuse against women and children in the country.
Pretoria - Children around the country will have an opportunity to share their views on poverty eradication, child mortality and access to education, when they meet the minister responsible for children on Saturday.
Johannesburg - A dynamic programme was re-launched today to help turn the tide against the growing shortage of young girls pursuing careers in the science and technology fields.
Pretoria - An Anti-Corruption Unit, expected to be launched at the end of this month, will focus on a coherent approach that embraces elements of prevention, detection and combating of corruption in the public service.
Pretoria - Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has paid tribute to jazz musician, Hotep Galeta, saying he will live on through his vibrant music.
Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says it would be useful for all South Africans to work even harder to cement the country's non-racial character in all aspects.
Pretoria - Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) says it has visited more than 2 500 households for its Income and Expenditure Survey (IES) currently underway.
Johannesburg - Newly appointed Gauteng MECs, who took the oath of office on Wednesday, have promised better service delivery to the people of the province.
Pretoria - Bafana head coach Pitso Mosimane will next week Wednesday announce the team which will play the USA on 17 November in the Nelson Mandela Challenge in Cape Town.
Pretoria - Free State health officials have put urgent measures in place to improve security at Pelonomi Hospital and other state facilities following the rape of a female doctor.
Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma announced the appointment of 17 judges to various courts across the country on Wednesday.
With more than 2 700 informal settlements in the country, the Department of Human Settlements has its work cut out trying to address the housing backlog.
Ladies and gentlemen of the media,
Fellow South Africans,
Today marks the beginning of the CAF African Women's Championship hosted by our country, featuring eight of the best African women's soccer teams.
Pretoria-The world is still looking at South Africa following the country's successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup says President Jacob Zuma.