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Alexandra - The youth of Alexandra, Johannesburg received quite the pep talk on Friday, when Deputy Minister for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Obed Bapela and the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) visited the area.

Johannesburg - Government will require the support of investors to realise the speedy implementation of South Africa's proposed mega infrastructure programme, says President Jacob Zuma.

Johannesburg - The 2013 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) will be used as another aftermath that will be hailed by all as a huge success like the 2010 FIFA World Cup, says Local Organising Committee chairman Chief Mwelo Nonkonyane.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma and Transport Minister Ben Martins have conveyed condolences to the family of Bafana Bafana assistant coach Thomas Madigage.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma wishes to convey his deepest condolences to the Isaacs family and friends on the sad passing of Professor Sedick Isaacs, who passed away in a Cape Town hospital on Thursday afternoon.

Pretoria - South Africa's prospects for growth and development will depend increasingly on diversifying and strengthening of economic links with countries in the south, said Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Pretoria - Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will today lead 68 companies to the South African Expos in China which seeks to expand the basket of export products to the Asian nation.

Pretoria - The City of Tshwane and Schubart and Kruger Park Residents' Committee have agreed that a mediation team should be appointed to facilitate discussions aimed at resolving issues between the parties.

Pretoria - Government has conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former national soccer team Assistant Coach, Thomas Madigage.

Pretoria - South Africans are shocked and saddened by the untimely death of Bafana Bafana assistant coach Thomas Madigage.

Pretoria - Five municipalities under the Zululand District Municipality have benefitted from the municipal workshops hosted by KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury in an attempt to help municipalities achieve clean audits.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is to hold a meeting with Lesotho's Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane during the latter's official visit to South Africa on Thursday. The Presidency said Thabane will be accompanied by his Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Energy, Trade and Finance as well as Home Affairs.

Pretoria - The South African government will use the International Atomic Energy Agency's integrated nuclear infrastructure review to assess the country's readiness for a nuclear build, says the Department of Energy.

Pretoria - Crime is a scourge that does not respect borders and international solidarity is needed to combat it, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Pretoria - Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has challenged inmates writing their Grade 12 examinations to achieve a 100% pass rate.

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