South Africa

Pretoria- South Africans celebrate Freedom Day in order to ensure that the present does not erase the past, and in order to protect the future, says President Jacob Zuma.

Johannesburg - A speedy solution was needed to end the impasse over the implementation of the e-tolling system in Gauteng's main freeways, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Friday.

Pretoria- South Africans from all walks of life gathered today at the Union Buildings, 18 years after the first democratic elections were held in South Africa, to reflect on what Freedom Day means to them and what it should mean for future generations.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma honoured men and women who have made great contributions to South Africa's democracy by bestowing National Orders on them at a ceremony at the Presidential Guesthouse

Pretoria- Inmates set to benefit from special remissions of sentence, announced by President Jacob Zuma on Freedom Day, have been urged to make the most of the second chance they are being given.

Pretoria - South Africa will continue to use nuclear energy for the improvement of lives, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Thursday.

Mbekweni - Residents of Mbekweni in Paarl took full advantage and shared some of their concerns with the high profile government delegation that visited their area on Friday.

Pretoria- South Africa and Saudi Arabia have maintained good political, economic and trade relations, established by the bonds of friendship and a commitment to partnership, says International Relations and Co-operation Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Pretoria- The Department of Transport says it has noted the judgment handed down by the North Gauteng High Court regarding the implementation of e-tolling on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project road network.

Pretoria - The Presidency says former President Nelson Mandela on Tuesday arrived at his home in Qunu in the Eastern Cape.

Pretoria- Government has condemned the kidnapping of a 12-year-old South African boy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pretoria - As South Africa observes Child Protection Week, government has reiterated calls for communities to play a bigger role in protecting the most vulnerable in society.

Butterworth - President Jacob Zuma has encouraged communities to use land more effectively to fight hunger and poverty.

Pretoria - South Africa is in talks with officials in Sudan to secure the release of a South African man who was captured at the weekend, said the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco).

Pretoria - Indian President Pratibha Patil will travel to South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit, said the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on Monday.