South Africa

Pretoria - More needs to be done to empower women in the informal sector and it is necessary to establish an economic development agency for women, says Trade and Industry (dti) Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe.

Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has announced a delay in the publication of the new Guideline Tariffs for medical and dental services.

Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has sent his heartfelt condolences to the families, relatives and friends of those who lost their lives during the protest at Lonmin mine in Rustenburg on Thursday.

Cape Town - A multi-pronged approach, rather than one single measure, is needed to tackle youth unemployment, the Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel said on Thursday, during a noisy and lively debate in Parliament on the youth wage subsidy.

Pretoria - North West Premier Thandi Modise has expressed condolences to the families of the mine workers that lost their lives during an incident at the Lonmin Mine in Marikana in Rustenburg on Thursday.

Pretoria -Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has requested the Board of Directors of the South African Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and Transport Department Director-General, George Mahlalela, to review the mandate and contract of the Sanral CEO, Nazir Alli.

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma says both the right to dignity as well as the right to freedom of speech must be upheld and that no right is superior to other rights.

Pretoria - Banyana Banyana have booked a place in the semi-finals of the CAF African Women's Championship after outplaying the Democratic Republic of Congo 4-1 in their final Group A fixture in Bata, Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana head coach Gordon Igesund and his assistant Serame Letsoaka will on Monday visit South African players in England and request that their clubs release them early ahead of the 2013 African Nations Cup (Afcon).

Pretoria - North West Premier Thandi Modise has urged traffic officers to show no mercy to road law offenders on the province's roads during the festive season until the end of the 2013 African Nations Cup (Afcon).

Pretoria - Many South Africans have access to quality roads and public transport infrastructure that facilitate economic participation and social inclusion, says Transport Minister Ben Martins.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma says the results of the 2011 Census show that government is on the correct path in achieving its goal of universal access to education for all the children.

Pretoria - The Presidency has described the Democratic Alliance's (DA) planned to visit President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal as "mischievous".

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will host Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba for a two-day state visit in Cape Town next week.

Marble Hall - Government is committed to creating opportunities for children to explore and develop their talents in sports, Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana told young people gathered at the National Children's Day celebrations at Malebitsa, Limpopo on Saturday.