Pretoria - Cabinet has wished former President Nelson Mandela a happy birthday and encouraged South Africans contribute to their communities to mark the icon's birthday.

Pretoria - The Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, says women should not be prevented from voicing their opinions during the Traditional Courts Bill public hearings currently underway.

Rockville- South Africans were yesterday reminded of the selfless and unwavering spirit of one the country's last surviving leaders of the 1956 women's march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria against pass laws.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is this weekend expected to launch a national campaign aimed at promoting the protection of children and their rights as articulated in the Children's Act.

Pretoria - The names of 19 bidders - who have been selected as the preferred bidders for Window 2 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers (IPP) programme that will contribute to South Africa's energy mix - were announced on Monday.

Pretoria - Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet today officially handed over the uMthatha Airport to Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu for development and management by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).

Pretoria - Since the beginning of this year, a total of 220 rhinos have been lost to illegal killings, says the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Cape Town - Three key infrastructure projects have been launched by the government since February this year, President Jacob Zuma said today.

Ga-Mankele - The lives of people in Mankele, Limpopo, have changed for the better since the completion of a much-needed bridge which has created a vital link between the villagers and the outside world.

Pretoria - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has called on all South Africans to step up efforts to protect biodiversity, which supports a massive proportion of the country's livelihood.

Johannesburg - Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu today congratulated women who are in business and playing critical roles in growing the country's economy.

Pretoria - The 2012 Nelson Mandela International Day was today launched at the Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appointed judges to fill vacancies in the country's courts.

Pretoria - South Africa and Australia are to share the hosting of the most advanced scientific project in the world - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.

Pretoria - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says South Africa accepts and is "happy" with the decision to share the hosting of the most advanced scientific project in the world - the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.


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