South Africa

Cape Town - South Africa's over 10.6 million social grant beneficiaries can be assured that grant payments will continue despite yesterday's ruling by the North Gauteng High Court which declared invalid a tender award for grant payments, the Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini says.

Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has commended North West police after they arrested three men who allegedly killed former heavyweight boxer Corrie Sanders.

Pretoria - Government is to host National Youth Camps across the country from this weekend to promote patriotism among the country's youngsters and develop their leadership abilities, among other things.

Pretoria - The participation of women in the world's shipping industry must be increased, says Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.

Mbashe - As South Africa marked World Tourism Day on Thursday, government has urged communities to embrace tourism development, saying it was central to the country's economic growth.

Pretoria - South Africans will this evening be treated to the entertaining opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games broadcast live from London.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is due to receive the Census 2011 results from Statistician General Pali Lehohla later this morning.

Pretoria - More than 20 million South Africans have come forth to be screened and tested for various diseases, including HIV, since President Jacob Zuma launched the HIV, Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign in 2010.

Pretoria - The mineral development potential of the African continent is unparalleled, says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.

Pretoria - The Department of Energy says it is expecting R47 billion to be invested in the country through Window 1 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP).

Pretoria - Some countries on the African continent don't have national population registers, resulting in a situation where children are born, live their lives and die, without ever being recorded.

Pretoria - The first week of the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations has gone well, with minimal incidents or irregularities, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday after reviewing reports from around the country.

Pretoria - Broad-Based Black Economy Empowerment (B-BBEE) will continue to be regarded as an imperative in South Africa, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Rusteburg - Air pollution is still a scourge confronting South Africa, says Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi.

KwaMhlanga - Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has promised to reduce road accidents in the province by 5% within six months.