South Africa

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.

Polokwane - Every effort is being made to ensure roads are safe when the annual September ZCC Moria pilgrimage starts this weekend.

Cape Town - South Africa's over 10.6 million social grant beneficiaries can be assured that grant payments will continue despite yesterday's ruling by the North Gauteng High Court which declared invalid a tender award for grant payments, the Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini says.

Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has commended North West police after they arrested three men who allegedly killed former heavyweight boxer Corrie Sanders.

Pretoria - Government is to host National Youth Camps across the country from this weekend to promote patriotism among the country's youngsters and develop their leadership abilities, among other things.

Pretoria - The participation of women in the world's shipping industry must be increased, says Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

Mbashe - As South Africa marked World Tourism Day on Thursday, government has urged communities to embrace tourism development, saying it was central to the country's economic growth.

Pretoria - South Africans will this evening be treated to the entertaining opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games broadcast live from London.

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