South Africa

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday visited Zimbabwe where he met with the parties key to that country's political landscape.

Cape Town - Government had learned from past mistakes and would engage more with stakeholders, in the most transparent way possible, in reaching a consensus on e-tolling, said Transport Minister Ben Martins.

Sandton - The local assembly of goods is important to unlocking jobs and should form part of South Africa's energy plan, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Thursday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has taken a decision not to deploy troops to parts of Cape Town affected by gang activity at this stage.

Pretoria - Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has expressed concern over the violence at Lonmin Platinum mine in Marikana, Rustenburg, which has claimed the lives of 10 people.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has expressed his condolences to the family and friends of the Human Rights Commissioner Sandile Baai, who passed away on Wednesday.

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has praised non-profit organisations (NPOs) for the sterling work they do to improve the lives of ordinary South Africans.

Maputo - The SADC Summit in Maputo, Mozambique, is expected to approve the regional infrastructure development master plan which aims to deal with the region's underperformance in road, rail, ports, energy, communication and water infrastructure. The deficit is estimated to be about $100 billion.

Pretoria - Africa's untapped Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector will be thrashed out at the ICT Indaba, which is to be addressed by President Jacob Zuma.

Cape Town - The former president of the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope, Taswell Papier, has been appointed as administrator of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), the Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale announced on Thursday.

Pretoria - Kgosi Phopolo Pontsho Maubane from the North West Province has been elected to serve as a new Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) for the next four years.

Pretoria - Government has signed the first agreements with independent power producers (IPP) that will see 1 400 megawatts of renewable energy being produced to meet the country's energy needs.

Pretoria - With the introduction of renewable energy into the country's energy mix, Eskom has welcomed the signing of agreements between government and independent power producers, saying it will change the landscape of electricity generation.

Pretoria - The construction of a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital in the North West is set to improve the province's mental health services for many people who previously had limited access.

Pretoria - Although there were mixed reaction after writing Mathematics and Mathematics Literature Paper 2 on Monday, learners were optimistic that they did well.