South Africa

Pretoria - The Department Correctional Services, together with the South African Police Service (SAPS), are investigating the circumstances which led to the death of three prisoners while they were being transported to the Johannesburg Central Prison on Monday.

Pretoria - The first day of the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams got off to a good start without incidents or irregularities, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Pretoria - Although relations between South Africa and China have been improving, South Africa is still seen as a country that provides mineral commodities and not value-added products, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Pretoria - North West MEC for Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison, Nono Maloyi, says government can no longer afford to have more road carnage due to unscrupulous drivers.

Magaliesburg - Media freedom and access to information had to be secured alongside the responsibility of government to conduct its work transparently, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told newspaper editors on Friday night.

Magaliesburg - Media freedom and access to information had to be secured alongside the responsibility of government to conduct its work transparently, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe told newspaper editors on Friday night.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has extended his good wishes to all Grade 12 learners in the country who will begin writing their examinations this morning.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has learnt with regret of the sad passing of the Queen Mother of amaXhosa, Queen Nondwe Sigcawu, who passed away at the Nqandu Royal Palace in the Eastern Cape last night.

Pretoria - The Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies will today officially open the South African Expos 2012 in Beijing, China where 68 local companies from different sectors are participating with a view to expanding their exports to that country.

Pretoria - The assertions in an article published by the UK magazine the Economist on 20 October (Sad South Africa - Cry the Beloved Country) are misleading, says the Presidency.

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana will dedicate the 2013 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) to their late assistant coach Thomas Madigage, who passed away in a car accident in the early hours of Friday, 19 October.

Pretoria - North West Premier Thandi Modise has called on the matric class of 2012 to remain focused at the task at hand ahead of the start of the exams on Monday.

Pretoria - About 165 inmates from across the country showed off their musical talents on Friday at the country's first National Offender Jazz Festival at the Grootvlei Correctional Centre in the Free State.

Pretoria - Government will contribute R844 billion of the R1.3 trillion needed for the presidential infrastructure projects over the next three years, it was confirmed on Friday.

Alexandra - The youth of Alexandra, Johannesburg received quite the pep talk on Friday, when Deputy Minister for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Obed Bapela and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) visited the area.

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