South Africa

Pretoria - The National Planning Commission (NPC) has extended the deadline for comments and inputs to be made on its National Development Plan until May.

Thohoyandou - Limpopo residents will be able to ask questions about government's programmes when Deputy Minister in the Presidency Obed Bapela visits Thohoyandou on Friday.

Pretoria - South Africa must give youth development the attention it deserves, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) said on Wednesday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has received a report from the Board of Inquiry appointed to investigate alleged misconduct by suspended National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele.

Pretoria - Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says a lack of skills is one of the binding constraints to growth and development in the mining industry.

Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called on law-abiding citizens to stop buying stolen goods.

Washington - International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde says the Fund has received commitments of additional resources up to about $320 billion.

Pretoria - South Africa believes that improving conditions to increase global trade is still critical to stimulating the recovery of the global economy, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

Pretoria - International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has called on the Pan African Parliament (PAP) to embark on a vigorous campaign to encourage member state to ratify the Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance - which South Africa has ratified.

Pretoria - FIFA's Legacy Trust -- aimed at ensuring that South Africans will continue reaping the benefits of hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup - is now fully operational.

Pretoria - The Department of Health and Social Development in Limpopo has warned all suppliers not to render services without having the original purchasing order and personally verify the order with the department.

Johannesburg - The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Tuesday engaged stakeholders on the newly launched Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP).

Pretoria - Motorists are registering in large numbers before the Gauteng e-toll roads system kicks in on 30 April.

Pretoria - A lasting and sustainable solution is needed to improve the capacity of the public service to advance service delivery, says Acting Public Service and Administration Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Pretoria - Cabinet has condemned the gang rape of a 17-year-old Soweto girl and it wants law enforcement authorities to ensure that the full course of the law is implemented.

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