South Africa

Pretoria - Infrastructure development between South Africa and Qatar is set to intensify in the future.

Pretoria - Higher Education South Africa (HESA) has pledged its support to any initiative aimed at providing a greater set of study opportunities for school leavers.

Pretoria - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says transformation in South African sports is moving at a snail's pace.

Pretoria - The Passenger Rail Association of SA (PRASA) says it will take at least three weeks before train services can get back to normal in some parts of Gauteng.

Pretoria - The Higher Education and Training Department says R886 million has been invested in connecting South African universities and public research organisations to each other at a minimum speed of 10 Gigabits per second.

East London - Eastern Cape police have promised to crack down hard on shop owners caught selling pre-registered SIM cards without recording the details of the buyers.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will use the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, to market and promote opportunities that abound in South Africa's New Growth Path (NGP).

Polokwane - An estimated 50 000 people are reported to have visited wildlife resorts in Limpopo over the festive season - more than double the number of visitors in 2010.

East London - The Eastern Cape Education Department is scrambling to fill vacant teaching posts in some of the province's most understaffed schools.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe on Wednesday paid a visit to schools in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape.

Pretoria - Facing what many would deem as insurmountable challenges, a triumphant Tinos Sibanda has managed to obtain six distinctions, including distinctions in Maths and Science.

Pretoria - Two suspected rhino poachers were killed after a shootout with rangers on the eastern boundary of the Kruger National Park on Wednesday.

Pretoria - With a few weeks to go before Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan tables the 2012 budget in Parliament, the public is called upon to send in their tips to the minister.

Cape Town - Despite the ongoing worldwide economic dip resulting in shrinking tourism figures, South Africa's Western Cape tourism industry showed significant growth in 2011.

Pretoria - The Department of Higher Education and Training has launched the Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training, which will see the country move towards producing more graduates with the in-demand skills necessary to grow the economy.