South Africa

Pretoria - On Monday evening, while the city was in the grip of a cold spell, Jonathan Thopola fought with his friends over a blanket and ended up having to spend the night with nothing covering his freezing body.

Pretoria - The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) has urged all provincial and metropolitan traffic officers to provide evidence on Roadlink buses that have been discontinued, impounded or involved in crashes in the last five years.

Pretoria - "Work beside us and respect our voices as we also have potential and talents." This was the earnest plea made by a mental health care user to society at a National Mental Health Summit on Thursday.

Johannesburg - Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile says there should be one more consultation process on the Tshwane/Pretoria name change issue.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Health, in collaboration with the National Health Laboratory Services, is implementing a new system that will make ordering blood tests by doctors more efficient.

Soweto - Batsogile Primary School in Pimville, Soweto, is a hive of activity this morning as it is one of the recipients of goodwill on International Nelson Mandela Day.

Pretoria - The Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation will continue to put in place measures to enhance government's performance, says Minister Collins Chabane.

Johannesburg - It's official - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula will participate in this year's Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge to be held on Sunday, 18 November.

Pretoria - The North West Health Department has allocated an amount of R11.5 million to be spent on a special conditional grant to fund the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot in Dr Kenneth Kaunda District.

Pretoria - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize has welcomed the signing of a deal between Transnet and the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) for the purchase of the old Durban International Airport for R1.8 billion.

Cape Town - A new planned capital injection by the government into South African Airways (SAA) is part of a plan to make the carrier more competitive in routes on the African continent, and does not constitute a bailout of the national carrier, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Pretoria - South Africa's targeted budget deficit is achievable, says Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Pretoria - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the country's National Senior Certificate (NSC) is of a high standard, with matric question papers being set at an international level.

Cape Town - Transnet is looking towards creating at least 200 000 jobs over the next six years, the Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba said on Wednesday.

Pretoria - Cabinet has decided to appeal the court decision granting an interdict against e-tolling on Gauteng's main freeways.


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