South Africa

Delmas - Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has threatened to fire Department of Health officials over the shocking state of public hospitals in the province.

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana head coach Gordon Igesund has named a 24-man squad to face Zambia in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Wednesday, 14 November at Soccer City.

Pretoria - Almost 10 000 healthcare practitioners were suspended from the Health Professions Council of South Africa's (HPCSA) register this weekend for failure to pay their annual fees, the council announced on Monday.

Pretoria - South Africa has a world-class agro-processing and marketing infrastructure that provides for local needs as well as limited exports of a range of dairy products largely to the African continent.

Pretoria - There is much that South Africa and Pakistan can learn from each other's experiences as the two countries have a great deal in common, says Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Durban - An annual memorial lecture was launched on Saturday to honour KwaZulu-Natal medical doctor, Senzosenkosi Mkhize, who was killed by a patient while on duty at an Mpumalanga hospital last year.

Johannesburg - The Timbuktu manuscripts must be preserved because they reflect the contribution of the African mind to the human story.

Pretoria - The Presidency has corrected media reports on President Jacob Zuma's speech on the Traditional Courts Bill to the National House of Traditional Leaders in Cape Town on Thursday, which they say have been "sensationalised by some newspapers to the point of being grossly misleading".

Pretoria - The price of all grades of petrol is set to decrease next week but the price of diesel will increase.

Pretoria - South Africa and Argentina are seeking to expand their value chains and increase employment, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Friday.

Pretoria - A little over 390 jobseekers in Limpopo were placed in various posts through the Department of Labour's Employment Services of South Africa (ESSA) system in the past six months, says the department.

Pretoria - The decision to buy a property in Limpopo did not require the prior approval of the provincial legislature and therefore the deal does not constitute a violation of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA).

Pretoria - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has congratulated South African Revenue Service's Kosie Louw on his election as chairperson of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes.

Cape Town - As part of an initiative to reduce the vacancy rate of at least 45 000 jobs in the maritime industry, 12 FET colleges across the country will start to offer courses aimed at equipping young people for a career in the industry.

Giyani - The construction of the much-awaited R350 million Thohoyandou bus and taxi terminus in Limpopo is progressing well, with 70% of the structure completed.