South Africa

Pretoria - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is encouraged by the enthusiasm and commitment shown by principals and curriculum advisors in Limpopo, despite the difficulties they are facing.

Pretoria - Government has clarified the rules pertaining to traffic fines for official state vehicles, saying recent media coverage on the issue indicated a lack of understanding of The National Road Traffic Act No. 93 of 1996.

Pretoria - An anti-poaching campaign led by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries resulted in the arrest of seven men and confiscation of 26 429 units of abalone.

Johannesburg - Young people who have made a success of their lives against all odds will be honoured at the South African Youth Awards ceremony this weekend.

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved the decision for a notice to be issued by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies requiring the labelling of goods coming from Israeli occupied territories.

Pretoria - Minister in The Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane, today visited the family of the late Councillor Pauline Masutlhe from Wonderkop in Marikana.

Pretoria - The North West Department of Health has dispersed over R600 million conditional grant to improve HIV and Aids, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis outcomes.

Pretoria - Government is concerned about the "wobbly" community radio sector, says Communications Minister Dina Pule.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has accepted the recommendations of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers with regard to salaries and allowances of these officials.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will today visit the Marikana area where 34 people were killed in clashes with police last week.

Cape Town - KwaZulu-Natal experienced the largest drop in murders in South Africa in terms of murder cases, but still accounts for over one in five murders in the country.

East London - Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet has urged government to embrace the concept of innovation in the public service to improve service delivery.

Pretoria - National Science Week celebrations, led by the Department of Science and Technology, will kick off next week with a number of opportunities available for the public to participate.

Johannesburg - The Opposition to Urban Tolling Association (OUTA) has expressed concern that the voices of Gauteng road users were not heard in the Constitutional Court today.

Pretoria - The Monetary Policy Committee has kept the repo rate unchanged at 5% in line with market expectation, Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus said on Thursday.