South Africa

Pretoria - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has announced the candidates it recommended to President Jacob Zuma for vacant positions on the bench.

Pretoria - Four suspects linked to the bombing of a Correctional Services truck appeared in the Randburg Magistrates Court today.

Pretoria - Cabinet has agreed that the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) should proceed with the implementation of the Gauteng e-tolling system, Transport Minister Ben Martins announced on Friday.

Mthatha - Frequent power cuts could soon be a thing of the past for residents of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

Pretoria - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) has been welcomed by business, as it shows a commitment to the stabilisation of government spending.

Pretoria - A man and a woman were arrested on the N2 near Grabouw in the Western Cape on Thursday night following a tip-off from a community member.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Education has suspended a chief invigilator after he lost a box containing 20 Physical Science exam question papers on Thursday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has wished the Muslim community well as they celebrate Eid-ul-Adha on Friday.

Cape Town - MPs have welcomed the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan's measures to clamp down on public debt, following his tabling of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in the National Assembly today.

Pretoria - Trade and Industry Director General Lionel October on Thursday encouraged Chinese companies to invest in South Africa.

Pretoria - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced that in a bid to reduce corruption in the tax clearance request process, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has developed an electronic mechanism for taxpayers to provide real time, up-to-date and continuous tax status to interested parties.

Polokwane - In a move to make Limpopo crime free during the festive season, police in the province have received 14 BMWs to use in their fight against crime.

Pretoria - The Chamber of Mines, representing AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Harmony, and the National Union of Mine Workers, Solidarity and UASA have signed a wage agreement on Thursday.

Cape Town - Building new low-cost houses and rolling out public transport would be devolved to municipalities and greater technical support will be provided in rural areas, the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday.

Cape Town - The Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan today detailed several initiatives to reign in the widening deficit and improve the impact of spending by, among other things, investing the balance of resource allocation in new infrastructure.