South Africa

Cape Town - The Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) is developing a regional framework for cross-border co-operation on industrialisation, which targets eight sectors in which the member countries can co-operate.

Pretoria-The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is working with industry to protect consumers from low quality food imports.

Pretoria -Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has admitted defeat in the presidential run-off held on Sunday, and has congratulated his rival former Prime Minister Macky Sall.

Pretoria - Deon Liebenberg has been appointed as head of Telkom Business Mobile, the telecommunications parastatal said on Monday.

Thohoyandou - The opening of an Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) office in Thohoyandou is expected to help create more jobs in the area.

Pretoria - Chinese President Hu Jintao paid a courtesy call to President Jacob Zuma on the side-lines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul.

Malalane - The truck driver, who has been charged with the deaths of 25 Mpumalanga farmworkers, was not asked to plead to culpable homicide when he appeared in the Malalane Periodical Court on Monday.

Pretoria - Religious leaders have welcomed the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) and saw it as an important infrastructure project that would improve South Africa's economic activity as well as the lives of the people using the highways.

Johannesburg - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has announced the appointment of two new MECs as part of changes her Executive Council on Monday.

Pretoria-The AgriBEE Charter Council which is overseeing the transformation agenda of the agricultural sector is urging interested stakeholders and individuals to comment on the Draft AgriBEE Sector Code.

Johannesburg - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has on Monday clarified the use of SD Bioline HIV testing kits in the country's public health facilities.

Pretoria- Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, says government recognises the importance of aquaculture and the role it will play in sustaining production of food fish.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has stressed the importance of remaining alert to the risks posed by nuclear terrorism.

Pretoria- A monitoring and evaluation tradition needs to emerge in Africa, which will be sensitive to the continent's changing environment and development needs.

Pretoria - The Department of Labour has described the crash between a goods train and a truck transporting workers in Hectorspruit, Mpumalanga which left 26 people dead as "horrific and tragic".