South Africa

Pretoria - While South Africa has a progressive legislative environment, many rural women, children, and people with disabilities are still marginalised with limited access to opportunities, resources, environments and the technical support to afford them independence, dignity and self-sufficiency.

Secunda - Deputy Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Obed Bapela, has urged the youth of Secunda to take full advantage of government's massive infrastructure development drive earmarked for their area.

Turffontein - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has encouraged South Africans to go for regular HIV testing, saying this should be a norm in society.

Pretoria - South Africa says its close economic relationship with Uganda is set to be strengthened following the first Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) meeting in Pretoria on Friday.

Johannesburg - Government says it will use the two-day Communal Property Association (CPA) workshop to explore ways in which communal land located in rural areas can benefit those who live on it by unlocking the underlying mineral wealth.

Pretoria - Recognising the pressing need for enhancing the flow of development finance, leaders of the five-nation Brics bloc have directed their finance ministers to work towards forming a Development Bank that would cater for the needs of developing countries.

Pretoria - Four South African National Parks (SANParks) officials were arrested on Tuesday in connection with rhino poaching activities.

Pretoria - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has once again called on road users to exercise extra caution on the country's roads, as traffic volumes are expected to increase from Friday ahead of the Easter holidays.

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana are in a confident mood ahead of their international clash against the Teranga Lions of Senegal tonight at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the Delhi Declaration issued by leaders of Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), saying it will invigorate their collective resolve to find global solutions to global challenges.

Pretoria - Banyana Banyana suffered a 2-1 defeat against South Korea in their opening Group C match at the Cyprus Women's Cup on Tuesday.

De Aar - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has rallied South Africans behind the country's bid to host what will be the world's biggest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane today announced some changes into the composition of her government by appointing a separate MEC for the provincial Department of Health.

Pretoria - South African and Zimbabwean business should work together in order to create employment, Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe said.

Cape Town - Over R147 billion invested over 15 years is needed to alleviate the massive backlog and improve conditions for student housing, revealed a report released by the Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande today.

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