South Africa

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.

Pretoria - World football governing body, FIFA, has appointed former 2010 World Cup boss, Danny Jordaan, as special advisor to the 2014 Brazil World Cup Organising Committee.

Pretoria - The newly launched Eskom Academy of Learning (EAL) Welding School will see at least 700 young people trained as high class welders, said the parastatal.

Pretoria - In an effort to better serve the high number of patients visiting health facilities in the North West, 62 community nurses will be deployed in provincial clinics in April to offer extra services.

Pretoria - It's all systems go for the School Governing Body elections, which will see parents, teachers and learners in over 24 000 public schools elect candidates who will ensure their schools run efficiently.

Pretoria - Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says science, technology and innovation must be used to address real socio-economic challenges and make a difference in people's lives.

Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has welcomed the sentencing of international rhino horn smuggling syndicate kingpin and Thai national Chumlong Lemtongthai.

Pretoria - The Department of Trade and Industry has clarified media reports stating that the revised Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes could ruin charities, saying the B-BBEE process contributes to economic transformation while seeking to create an equitable society.

Pretoria - The Ministry for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation has, since its establishment, introduced a range of performance monitoring and evaluation practices that have made government effective, President Jacob Zuma said.

Pretoria - The North West provincial government has welcomed the release of the Census 2011 results by Statistics South Africa as a helpful set of data that will assist in effectively planning for the needs of its people.

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