Cape Town - South Africa is on track to become a manufacturer of locomotives for the rest of Africa, Transnet chief executive Brian Molefe said today.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has announced that former President Nelson Mandela will return to his home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape today.

Pretoria - South Africa possesses sound knowledge that makes it competent to run a large nuclear power plant, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Tuesday.

Pretoria - Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has announced that the former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi has today been released on medical parole.

Pretoria - The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has indicated that it does not have the jurisdiction to classify content published by media houses.

Pretoria - Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu says the ministry will invest more resources in improving police officers' investigative skills so they can secure more convictions of child rapists and murderers.

Pretoria - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been sentenced to 50 years imprisonment by an international tribunal.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has extended his best wishes to all South African Muslims who have begun fasting for the month of Ramadaan.

Pretoria -The Department of Rural Development in the Free State has issued a warning to farmers and landowners to remain vigilant during the veld fire season.

Pretoria - The time has arrived for South Africans to reap the benefits of successfully hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Cape Town - The Department of Science and Technology is strengthening its support for women academics in a bid to increase the number of women with doctorates and masters degrees and develop more black women academics.

Pretoria - There are many causes that First Lady Thobeka Madiba-Zuma is passionate about. But, fighting breast cancer is one that might be closest to her heart. Her message to women is clear: Early detection of breast and cervical cancer can save your life.

Cape Town - A call has been made to South Africans to use Heritage Day to celebrate diversity and to reach outside their comfort zone to discover and embrace other cultures.

Pretoria - Gauteng will make the most of Heritage Month by profiling the legacy of the struggle for liberation, among other activities.

Pretoria - The Charlotte Maxeke Hospital will get new lifts to replace the old and outdated lifts in Blocks 1 and 2.