South Africa

Pretoria - A group of older persons will be lucky enough to spend a day with the country's first citizen on Sunday.

Pretoria - Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called on unions and workers engaging in strike actions not to abuse their rights - but to embark on protests responsibly.

Cape Town - The development of a single-dose anti-malarial drug by the University of Cape Town (UCT) could help Africa and the world tackle a disease which claims almost a million lives a year, the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said on Tuesday.

Pretoria - More than 900 public servants from all government departments will get an opportunity to test themselves for HIV and be screened for other diseases when the Public Service HIV Testing and Counselling (HCT) Intensification Campaign is launched today.

Pretoria - The most important investment any state, particularly those in Africa and the developing world, can make is in education, says President Jacob Zuma

Pretoria - The Department of Labour (DoL) says the Revised Code of Good Practice on HIV and Aids, including tuberculosis, should further safeguard individuals from discrimination in the workplace based on their HIV status.

Pretoria - Gauteng Roads and Transport MEC Ismail Vadi has expressed satisfaction with the progress being made to fix a sink hole on the Ben Schoeman freeway, south of Jean Avenue in Centurion.

Pretoria - A 2005 vote by South Africa at the International Atomic Energy Agency in a key nuclear proliferation matter was never meant to benefit cellphone giant MTN in its commercial dealings with the government of Iran, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said on Tuesday.

Pretoria - The Office of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has noted that a number of impersonators are using his name to communicate on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

Pretoria - The advancement of women in South Africa, particularly in the economic sphere, still needed much attention considering the backlogs, says President Jacob Zuma.

Pretoria - Government and law enforcement agencies will act against anyone found to be responsible for the damage, intimidation and burning of trucks during a strike by truck drivers, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has warned.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in neighbouring Botswana for a two-day state visit.

Pretoria - Six out of ten South African households perceive housebreaking/burglary to be one of the most common types of crimes with approximately 62% of households believing that property and violent crimes were likely to be committed by people from their area.

Johannesburg - Budgets of several government departments were not sufficiently addressing the needs of women, Minister for Women and People with disability Lulu Xingwana said on Wednesday.

Pretoria - Director-Generals from almost ten government departments have signed a pledge committing to the eight principles of mainstreaming HIV and Aids in the public service.