Pretoria - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has instructed the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) to include horse rider Alex Peternell in the Olympic team.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has concluded a working visit to the United States of America where he attended the International Aids Conference in Washington DC.

Pretoria - Banyana Banyana were thrashed 4-1 by Sweden last night in their debut match of the 2012 Olympic Games.

Pretoria - Commonwealth Sports Ministers have called for the relaxation of visa requirements to encourage free movement during sporting events such as the Olympic Games.

Pretoria - South African youth have been honoured at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House for their determination and efforts in improving the lives of those who are less fortunate.

Pretoria - Banyana Banyana will bow out of the London Olympic Games on a positive note when they face world champions Japan in their final Group F fixture at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Tuesday.

Alexandra - South Africa should use the 100 years centenary of Alexandra Township to build a more united and prosperous country built on a foundation of Ubuntu, said President Jacob Zuma.

London - Winner of South Africa's first gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, Cameron van der Burgh, visited the Ekhaya Hospitality Centre in South Bank, London, on Monday.

Upington - The main national Heritage Day celebrations kicked-off with a visit to the house of a living legend of the South African liberation struggle, Sophie De Bruyn in Pabellelo township outside Upington.

Pretoria - From small towns to big cities millions of South Africans are preparing to braai for their country on Braai Day which is held annually on National Heritage Day.

Upington - South African cultures have influenced each other even at a time when racial domination was scarring the country's landscape, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Washington - American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man ever to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82.

Pretoria - Africa Union Commission Chairperson and Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has been awarded the South-South Awards for Global Leadership by the United Nations (UN).

Pretoria - In memory of Neil Armstrong, who passed away earlier this week, the American flags at all US government facilities in South Africa will be flown at half-staff on Friday, says a statement by the US Embassy.

Pretoria - Often dreaded by the public for the paperwork associated with the filing of personal income tax returns, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has come a long way since the advent of democracy in the country 18 years ago, in making it easier for taxpayers to honour their obligation.