South Africa

Pretoria - The Eastern Cape hopes to create 116 958 jobs in the coming financial year, Premier Noxolo Kiviet said on Friday.

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved the National Cyber Security Policy Framework for South Africa, says the Ministry of State Security.

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Finance Department is reaching out to communities for their input for next month's provincial budget presentation.

Pretoria - The Northern Cape Provincial legislature is expected to convene a special meeting this week to decide on the appointment of an acting Premier.

Durban - President Jacob Zuma said during the 2012 State of the Nation address that over eight million learners benefit from government's school feeding scheme.

Pretoria-A newly established Medical Parole Advisory Board has been appointed to look into all seriously and terminally ill inmates who have submitted reports requesting to be released on medical grounds.

Pretoria - The Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) kicks off today in Brazil, with Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Thandi Tobias-Pokolo leading 45 South African companies to the five-day event.

Cape Town- The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster has revealed that serious crime levels have declined by five percent in the last three years.

Pretoria- The country's courts are continuously improving their case finalisation rates, said Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster Chairperson Jeff Radebe.

Cape Town - The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster is set to meet its target of arresting and prosecuting 100 people suspected of serious corruption by April 2014. The same people are suspected of having more than R5 million in illicit assets.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Education has launched a strategy aimed at improving the teaching of mathematics and languages in Grades 4 to 7.

Pretoria - The Gautrain bus driver who was shot in Centurion on Monday morning is in a stable condition at a local hospital.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Monday wrote to the Public Protector requesting her to investigate allegations made against him and his partner, Gugu Mtshali, the Presidency said.

Pretoria- The recent Victims of Crime Survey (2011) indicates that victims of crime are beginning to see results in the fight against crime and the improvement in the treatment of victims. This is according to Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe.

Pretoria - South Africa says it will use its remaining tenure as a non-permanent member of the Security Council in the United Nations to further elevate the African Agenda.

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