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.

Pretoria - A total of 439 public and private schools in Gauteng will this year participate in the Secondary School Improvement Programme (SSIP).

Pretoria - Former President Nelson Mandela is making good progress in hospital since his admission yesterday, says President Jacob Zuma.

Pretoria - Former President Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital following his admission yesterday.

Pretoria - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says the establishment of Ekhaya in London will make South Africa's presence felt on and off the field during the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games.