Pretoria - The number of police officers suffering from depression and those attempting suicide is worrying, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Pretoria - Almost R3 billion was paid to employees and service providers following crippling accidents suffered by workers in the 2009/10 financial year.

Pretoria - Joining the global community to intensify the awareness campaigns on alcohol and drug abuse, the Gauteng Department of Social Development will be commemorating International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at the Toekomsrus Community Hall next week.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has appointed political advisor, Charles Nqakula, to serve as High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique to deepen relations between South Africa and that count

Pretoria - Government's news agency, the former BuaNews, which falls under the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), has been rebranded and is now called the South African Government News Agency.

Pretoria - The overall winner of this year's National Teacher Awards will walk away with a brand new car, thanks to one of the sponsors - General Motors SA.

Mbombela - A total of 116 students from poor families in Mpumalanga have enrolled at various tertiary institutions, thanks to Eskom's bursary scheme.

Pretoria - The former Premier of the Free State Mme Isabella Winkie Direko, who passed away last week, will be given a Special Provincial Official Funeral.

Pretoria - There has been mixed reaction to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Budget Speech on the streets of Pretoria. While many welcome it, there were some concerns by residents.

East London - A R1.3-billion investment by government into three economic zones in the country will breathe life back into the Eastern Cape's economy.

Pretoria - Former President Nelson Mandela is comfortable and in a satisfactory condition after being admitted to hospital.

Durban - The South African women's representation at the Olympic Games strengthened after the hockey team qualified on Saturday.

Pretoria - The United States of America has joined well-wishers worldwide in congratulating Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on her election as African Union Chairperson.

Pretoria - International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister, Marius Fransman, is expected to participate in the High-Level Segment of the 19th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to be held in Geneva, Switzerland.

Pretoria - People with kidney ailments living in Bojanala in the North West will no longer have to travel outside the district or province to get dialysis treatment, thanks to a new renal unit.