South Africa

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has strongly condemned the "ruthless" killing of three orphaned children whose bodies were found in Naboomspruit in Limpopo at the weekend.

Pretoria - Pradeep Maharaj has been appointed to the newly-created position of chief operating officer of the Reserve Bank.

Marikana - The Inter-ministerial Committee, set up by President Jacob Zuma, had its first meeting in the North West today to discuss a way forward on the recent tragedy at the Lonmin Platinum mine in Marikana.

Cape Town - A call has been made to South Africans to use Heritage Day to celebrate diversity and to reach outside their comfort zone to discover and embrace other cultures.

Marikana - The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC), appointed by President Jacob Zuma, has pledged that the government will assist the communities affected by the Marikana tragedy by helping to identify the remaining six deceased persons and engaging the services of the CCMA to find a resolution to the dispute.

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died from a sudden infection while recovering at a hospital abroad, the state TV reported on Tuesday.

Pretoria - Stakeholders in the construction sector are to sign a historic accord aimed at improving safety in the industry on Friday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the government and people of Ethiopia on the passing away of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Johannesburg - Government is working around the clock to ensure that the electricity regulatory regime is conducive to increasing private sector participation in the country's energy mix, the Department of Energy said on Tuesday.

Pretoria - A proposed framework for the regulation of hedge funds has been released for public comment.

Pretoria - The Department for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) says it has received KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province's annual assessment of the quality of management report.

Pretoria - Tip-offs to Crime Line on suspected drug dealing and possession has led to 19 arrests and the seizure thousands of rands worth of drugs in August.

Cape Town - South Africans must wait for the findings of the Commission of Inquiry on Marikana before making any judgment on how the shooting had taken place, President Jacob Zuma said today.

Mthatha - Electricity shortages might soon be a thing of the past for Mthatha residents once work on two major substations has been completed.

Pretoria - National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has appointed Major-General Chris Ngcobo as Acting Divisional Commissioner for Crime Intelligence, Protection and Security Services, SAPS has announced.

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