South Africa

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has praised non-profit organisations (NPOs) for the sterling work they do to improve the lives of ordinary South Africans.

Maputo - The SADC Summit in Maputo, Mozambique, is expected to approve the regional infrastructure development master plan which aims to deal with the region's underperformance in road, rail, ports, energy, communication and water infrastructure. The deficit is estimated to be about $100 billion.

Pretoria - Africa's untapped Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector will be thrashed out at the ICT Indaba, which is to be addressed by President Jacob Zuma.

Cape Town - The former president of the Law Society of the Cape of Good Hope, Taswell Papier, has been appointed as administrator of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB), the Minister of Human Settlements Tokyo Sexwale announced on Thursday.

Pretoria - Kgosi Phopolo Pontsho Maubane from the North West Province has been elected to serve as a new Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) for the next four years.

Pretoria - Government has signed the first agreements with independent power producers (IPP) that will see 1 400 megawatts of renewable energy being produced to meet the country's energy needs.

Pretoria - With the introduction of renewable energy into the country's energy mix, Eskom has welcomed the signing of agreements between government and independent power producers, saying it will change the landscape of electricity generation.

Pretoria - The construction of a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital in the North West is set to improve the province's mental health services for many people who previously had limited access.

Pretoria - Although there were mixed reaction after writing Mathematics and Mathematics Literature Paper 2 on Monday, learners were optimistic that they did well.

Delmas - Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has threatened to fire Department of Health officials over the shocking state of public hospitals in the province.

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana head coach Gordon Igesund has named a 24-man squad to face Zambia in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on Wednesday, 14 November at Soccer City.

Pretoria - Almost 10 000 healthcare practitioners were suspended from the Health Professions Council of South Africa's (HPCSA) register this weekend for failure to pay their annual fees, the council announced on Monday.

Pretoria - South Africa has a world-class agro-processing and marketing infrastructure that provides for local needs as well as limited exports of a range of dairy products largely to the African continent.

Pretoria - There is much that South Africa and Pakistan can learn from each other's experiences as the two countries have a great deal in common, says Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Ebrahim Ebrahim.

Durban - An annual memorial lecture was launched on Saturday to honour KwaZulu-Natal medical doctor, Senzosenkosi Mkhize, who was killed by a patient while on duty at an Mpumalanga hospital last year.