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.

Mbashe - Tucked away below the green rolling hills and rugged grasslands found in the belt of the former Transkei, a stones-throw away from the famous Mbashe River, lies a promising village with people who have stories to tell.

Pretoria - A community in Qwa Qwa in the Free State were the eager beneficiaries on Wednesday of an Early Childhood Development Centre.

In March, cabinet approved the submission of the amendment bills for the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) to Parliament. The two will deal with the phenomenon of labour broking and child labour, among other things.

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.