South Africa

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has extended warm wishes to Royal Princess Anne who is expected to arrive in the country this morning as part of Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee.

Pretoria - Relations between South Africa and Ethiopia are expected to be given a boost when the two countries meet for their second Joint Ministerial Meeting in that country on Tuesday.

Cape Town - Since it was introduced over two years ago, the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP2) has stabilised the clothing sector, turned around the automotive sector, added jobs in the business process services sector and had introduced procurement designation to boost local production, the Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies says.

Pretoria - Former world track champion Caster Semenya was chosen as Team South Africa's official flag bearer at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Pretoria - A 44-year-old man from Temba, north of Pretoria, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon by the Tshwane Metro Police and the Hawks for allegedly 'selling' vacancies for people to be enrolled as Metro Police students.

Pretoria - National Treasury has released for public comment proposals related to how increased capital gains tax rates will be applied to long-term insurers in 2012.

Johannesburg - South Africa's economy is improving but is vulnerable to problems in the Eurozone, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says education remains critical to eradicating poverty.

Pretoria - Economic growth is uneven and slow, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Friday.

Cape Town - The Department of Water and Environmental Affairs, with assistance from the Department of Human Settlements, plans to review water and sanitation laws to ensure that more of these services reach the poor, says the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.

Pretoria - Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says while the department has policies in place, there is a need to put more emphasis on skills development and the creation of academic and work opportunities for young people.

Pretoria - The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is expected to visit the provinces this week to assess the progress being made by municipalities in achieving clean audit outcomes by 2014.

Pretoria - The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has urged motorists to get e-tags to avoid paying a higher rate for using the provincial toll roads.

Pretoria - In all the villages where the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) is currently being implemented, a sense of vibrancy is evident.

Cape Town - A research co-operation initiative between Germany and South Africa can help South Africa develop more local innovations, the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said on Monday.


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