South Africa

Cape Town - A research co-operation initiative between Germany and South Africa can help South Africa develop more local innovations, the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said on Monday.

Pretoria - The Board of Inquiry investigating allegations of misconduct against suspended National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele is currently completing the process on the report of its findings.

Pretoria - The delay in the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), was "unhelpful", Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Friday.

Pretoria - Cabinet has wished Team SA well and calls on all South Africans to support the country's Olympians at the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games.

Pretoria - Residents in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, are still prohibited from using tap water.

Pretoria - Limpopo's finances are under control and the province's cash position has improved, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Cape Town - A total of 72 tractors have so far been delivered free to black farmers as part of the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson's plan to donate 502 tractors to seven provinces.

Pretoria - A draft Bill regarding alcohol advertising in the country is being considered by the Department of Health.

Johannesburg - As directors of the World Bank are set to meet later today to make a decision on who the body's next president will be, doubt in the transparency of the process has emerged.

Pretoria - Banyana Banyana have reached the final of the 2012 CAF African Women Championship following their 1-0 win over the number one ranked Nigeria in a thrilling semi-final played at Bata Stadium in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday.

Pretoria - Newly appointed World Bank president Dr Jim Yong Kim will seek a new alignment of the World Bank group with a rapidly changing world.

Pretoria - One person was fatally injured and 19 others hurt when a temporary scaffolding structure in the Cape Town Stadium precinct collapsed before the rock band Linkin Park was due to play at a concert.

Pretoria - Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies met with the Vice-President of the Cuban National Institute of Water Resources, Aymee Aguirre Hernanddez, in Cuba, to discuss implementation of the Economic Assistance Package that South Africa is providing to that country.

Pretoria - The police and Crime Line have appealed for the public's help in tracking down an East Rand man whose ex-girlfriend has gone missing.

Cape Town - The chairperson of Parliament's Public Service and Administration Portfolio Committee, Joyce Moloi-Moropa, has sent a stern warning to Cabinet ministers who do not crack down on corruption - saying they will have to face her committee and explain their inaction.

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