South Africa

Pretoria - The Departments of Economic Development, Trade and Industry (dti) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) have welcomed the Competition Appeal Court's decision, instructing retail giant Walmart to set up a R240 million supplier development fund as a condition for it acquiring South African retailer Massmart.

Pretoria - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has presented its 2011/12 annual report and once again received an unqualified audit report.

Pretoria - National and provincial departments of Health are to observe Mental Health Awareness Month by conducting various activities to educate the public about mental health, including depression.

Pretoria - Trade conditions weakened in September, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Wednesday.

Pretoria - Despite the service delivery protests earlier in the year, which disrupted education in some parts of Ekurhuleni, mayor Mondli Gungubele is optimistic that the grade 12 learners will do well in the upcoming final exams.

Pretoria - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has called for urgent steps to be taken to cancel an agreement between the Limpopo Department of Roads and Transport and On-Point Engineering.

Pretoria - The North West Provincial Government has pledged its full support to the successful hosting of all the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2013 matches to be played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium next year.

Pretoria - South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) boss Nazir Alli says it is important for the country to keep investing in the upgrading and maintenance of its road infrastructure to pave the way for economic growth and development.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is to undertake a working visit to Italy on Tuesday.

Pretoria - The seven suspects who were arrested over the weekend in connection with a series of safe and ATM bombings and armed robberies are to appear in court in Limpopo today.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Education is to provide assistance to 1000 schools that do not have sufficient funds to procure Curriculum Assessment and Policy Statement (CAPS) textbooks for 2013.

Johannesburg - With days to go before Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma leaves the country to take up her post as Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the former Home Affairs Minister on Monday reflected on her time in government.

Pretoria - South African Airways (SAA) has joined an internationally benchmarked and transparent carbon offset programme which will give passengers an opportunity to make voluntary contributions to offset the effects of climate change.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has requested Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to give a report back on action taken regarding the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo as well as the catch up plan for affected Grade 10 learners.

Pretoria - The problems of late or non-delivery of textbooks in Limpopo was due to the commencement of a new curriculum and only affected grades 1,2,3 and 10, the Presidential Task team has found.


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