South Africa

Mbombela - Owners of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in Mpumalanga have been invited to register their businesses so they can get funding from government.

Pretoria - Government is looking at enhancing cooperation with its SADC neighbours along the Indian Ocean shoreline, especially the island states of Mauritius, Seychelles and Somalia, to safeguard the sea routes from pirate attacks.

Soweto - Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, says more effort should be put into gathering the views of the country's children when designing policies and programmes pertaining to them.

Pretoria - As the country marks the 18th anniversary of democracy on Friday, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize and members of the executive council have called on the people of the province to use Freedom Day to celebrate unity, diversity and prosperity.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has accepted the resignation of Clifford Motsepe as a member of the Board of Directors of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Pretoria - Students at Further Education and Training (FETs) colleges, who get a transport allowance from the Higher Education and Training Department, may not claim part of the allowance in cash or kind.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday be visiting community projects in Peddie and Butterworth in the Eastern Cape as part of government's Zero Hunger Campaign.

Pretoria - The New Growth Path and National Development Plan remain important building blocks of South Africa, the ruling ANC and Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said on Monday.

Pretoria - Parents whose children have not been vaccinated with an additional dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV 13) have been urged to visit their nearest primary health care facility.

Pretoria - Developing countries have a lot to offer in terms of making a meaningful contribution to the economic development and growth discourse, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Pretoria - Two South Africans were among those killed in a fire at mall in Doha, Qatar, on Monday, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has confirmed.

Pretoria - The Ministry for Women, Children and People with Disabilities has been commended by the Portfolio Committee on Women, Children and People with Disabilities for presenting a strategic plan and performance plan that addresses relevant and key issues.

Pretoria - Government has conveyed condolences to the families of the people who lost their lives during recent incidents of illegal mining.

Pretoria - A hearing by the Film and Publication Board (FPB), which will discuss the controversial painting that depicts President Jacob Zuma in an offensive manner, is underway in Pretoria.

Sandton - Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) and the City of Johannesburg have committed to delivering a successful 4th World Conference on Doping in Sport.