South Africa

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says drought recovery has started with provincial agriculture and agri-processing sectors adding a combined 35 000 jobs between the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2018.

Work to retrieve the bodies of people trapped at the Gloria coal mine must continue, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.

Former Land Bank chief executive officer Philemon Mohlahlane, 63, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding the entity of six million rand.

The Presidential Cabinet Committee on Eskom is set to brief President Cyril Ramaphosa on a daily basis on progress made to resolve the challenges at Eskom.

Cabinet has called on all eligible voters who have not registered to vote in the upcoming elections to do so at the offices of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), which are still open across the country.

The South African government has launched the #NaturallySuperior campaign which aims to rally behind golden girl Caster Semenya.

Despite the perennial challenges of a constrained global and domestic economy, a tight fiscal environment, and a long drought season, the Eastern Cape economy has made a positive contribution towards creating employment and improve lives.

The Western Cape Government has unlocked R1.8 billion in provincial and private sector infrastructure funding for the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) since 2014/15.

Dr Yacoob Abba Omar has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Board of the South African National AIDS Council Trust.

Drop everything for 30 minutes and read a book - that’s the message from Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga as she jumpstarted the reading revolution on Friday.

The North West is making progress in strengthening governance and eradicating corruption, says the province's Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro.

The Gauteng Department of Education has opened a new school in Soweto worth more than R57 million in an effort to ensure state-of-the-art infrastructure is provided to previously under-serviced communities.

The South African government has in the strongest terms condemned the attack in Kashmir, India, that saw 40 security personnel killed and dozens others injured on Thursday.

The lives of 200 indigent families in the North West are set to improve with R5.5 million worth of food security projects due to be handed over to them.

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe will this morning visit the Gloria coal mine where 22 people are believed to be trapped underground.

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