South Africa

Pretoria - Gauteng Local Government and Housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi today called on the youth to reclaim their rightful place in the development of their lives and society.

Pretoria - Fifteen people have been arrested following a joint operation by the National Credit Regulator (NCR) and the police to curb the use of bullying tactics to collect money from debtors.

Pretoria - Construction of the Tshwane Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system from the CBD to Menlyn via Sunnyside and Hatfield is expected to start in July 2012.

Pretoria - Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane and senior government officials are this morning meeting with members of the media to discuss their coverage around former President Nelson Mandela.

Pretoria - Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has gazetted the draft AgriBEE (Black Economic Empowerment) Sector Code for public comment, which is set to deal with land and enterprise ownership matters.

Pretoria - The City of Tshwane will spend R323 million to eradicate the backlog of homes without electricity in informal settlements.

Mexican City - Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of 20 (G20) nations expect modest growth this year as downside risks continue to threaten the global economy.

Daleside - There were only smiles on Monday morning when learners at Japie Greyling Primary School returned from the mid-year holiday to a newly renovated school.

Pretoria - A major shake-up is expected at the Gauteng Department of Health, with the MEC for Health Ntombi Mekgwe vowing to change the way the department does business.

Pretoria - The City of Tshwane is hoping to finalise the process of renaming 27 streets by the end of June 2012.

Pretoria - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele says there is a need to improve infrastructure at border posts to facilitate the smoother transit of people and goods, which would reduce delays and congestion at key border posts.

Pretoria - A massive overhaul of South Africa's public transport system is set to be in the works in the next decade as expenditure on infrastructure is expected to double over the same period in line with the country's New Growth Path.

Pretoria - The City of Tshwane is set to embark on a long term strategy, dubbed Tshwane 2055, which aimed at revitalising the city centre and attracting investment.

Pretoria - The establishment of the Heritage Advisory Council will help the City of Tshwane to identify, preserve, protect and promote cultural heritage, Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa said on Tuesday.

East London - The icy weather conditions that left two people dead in the Eastern Cape are expected to ease up during the course of the week.