Pretoria - Government is looking into ways to reduce electricity tariff increases and will soon make a pronouncement on the matter, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters says.

Pretoria - Government and media have agreed to establish a task team which will deal with protocols of operations to manage former President Nelson Mandela's health related issues in the future.

Johannesburg - Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk today told delegates at the Meetings Africa expo that South Africa was fast becoming one of the world's favourite destinations for big events, meetings, conferences and exhibitions.

Pretoria - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has welcomed the sentence imposed on mini-bus taxi driver Jacob Humphreys.

Pretoria - South Africa's plan to build nuclear plants is not a quick fix solution to the country's energy crisis but rather a step closer to cleaner energy.

Pretoria - Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has condemned students who unfairly spend many years in the university system to the disadvantage of others.

Pretoria - A new technology and treatment initiative for highly resistant hypertension patients has been launched at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital's Cardiology Unit.

Pretoria - Journalist have been invited to submit entries for the 2011 SADC Media and Water Media Awards Competition.

Pretoria - The organisers of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 have joined forces with Mandela's family and Tour de France race organisers to honour Nelson Mandela on an international platform.

Johannesburg - The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the South African Football Association (Safa) on Tuesday signed a three-year agreement which will make the SABC the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of the national football teams -- Bafana Bafana, Banyana Banyana and the under-23 teams.

Pretoria - Following a request by the Gauteng Provincial Government, President Jacob Zuma has declared that a special provincial official funeral will be held for former Free State Speaker Motlalepula Chabaku, the Presidency said.

Pretoria - Police have recovered 10 rhino horns and about R5 million in cash during a raid in Bedfordview on Tuesday.

Pretoria - Government is making progress with the National Rural Youth Service Corps (Narysec), says Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Pretoria - Calm has been restored to Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, following protests in the area early on Wednesday.

Pretoria - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday joined millions of people around the world in wishing former South African President Nelson Mandela well on his 94th birthday.