South Africa

Pretoria - Denel and Airbus Military have signed a new agreement with revised terms for manufacturing aircraft components on the A400M, in a development that will contribute significantly to the financial turnaround of the South African company.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has once again appealed for peace to return to the Marikana mining area in the North West following weeks of violent protests there that had claimed more than 44 lives.

Pretoria - Mpumalanga Education MEC Reginah Mhaule has extended her best wishes to learners in Grades 1 to 6 and 9, who will start writing their Annual National Assessments (ANAs) today.

Pretoria - North West Acting Premier Louisa Mabe has appealed to communities to support and give interventions aimed at fast tracking the implementation of the local government turnaround strategy and ward-based planning a chance.

Johannesburg - About 99% of textbooks have been delivered to Grade 10 learners in Limpopo with all textbooks delivered to Grades 1, 2 and 3, says the Department of Basic Education's Director-General, Bobby Soobryan.

Pretoria - The group KZN Disabled Real Men has taken a stand against the scourge of domestic violence by launching an initiative known as 'Real Men Can Save Pledge'.

Pretoria - As the 2013 African Cup of Nations draws nearer, the North West provincial government is intensifying efforts to ensure full capacity crowds for all matches that will be hosted at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has extended his condolences to the people of the Eastern Cape and the families of the 18 people who died during an accident in Cradock in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma says government is dealing decisively with corrupt public officials.

Midrand - There has been a slight decrease in associated robberies - robberies of bank client carrying large amounts of cash - in the country, with a significant decline in this type of crime recorded in Gauteng.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Social Development on Monday launched the first of 20 job centres to address unemployment and poverty among the province's youth.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Education is inviting all Grade 12 learners in underperforming schools to attend the provincial winter matric classes to help improve their marks and their chances of passing matric.

Pretoria - The waste sector offers great potential for job creation, Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Tuesday.

Pretoria - The Department of Higher Education and Training has to date put in place a number of initiatives costing billions of rands to alleviate the burden of fees from poor parents and students in South Africa.

Ohrigstad - The head of the Hawks in Limpopo, Major General Dibero Molatjana, has warned corrupt police officers that the law will catch up with them.