South Africa

Pretoria - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Acting Deputy-Director General Sue Middleton has decided not to extend the west coast rock lobster recreational season.

Pretoria - Power utility Eskom has continued to call on South Africans and the corporate world to make a 10% savings on electricity.

Pretoria - A new Bill gazetted today aims to boost job creation and industrialisation in outlying areas through the licensing of special economic zones (SEZs).

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has appointed Thami Ka Plaatjie as a non-executive member of the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Mbabane - South Africans and their Swazi counterparts are expected to enjoy various economic spin-offs from the development of a 146 kilometre rail line between the two countries.

Pretoria - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has called on all parents of learners to participate in the 2012 School Governing Body (SGB) elections at their children's schools.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma and members of his Cabinet will congregate in Bela Bela, Limpopo, from today, where they will over the next few days thrash out the national agenda of government for the year.

Pretoria - Technical teams have been deployed to Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the North West provinces to assess road infrastructure damaged by heavy rains earlier this month.

Pretoria - Lulama Mokhobo has been appointed as the Group Chief Executive of the SABC.

Giyani - Bursaries are being offered to matriculants from poor families who dream of becoming doctors.

Pretoria - South African Airways has strengthened its network into Central Africa by introducing flights to Pointe Noire in the DRC, it said on Monday.

Ethiopia - Africa will target the establishment of a continental free trade area by 2017, said a document issued at the closing of the 18th summit of the African Union (AU) on Tuesday.

Pretoria- South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R4.7 billion in December 2011, says the South African Revenue Service (SARS).

Pretoria - The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has issued a statement informing residents in Kwa-Thema that there will be a planned electricity shutdown in the entire area on Thursday.

Pretoria - South Africa's new waste tyre management plan is set to support government's targets to put the country's economy onto a stronger job growth trajectory while meeting ambitious climate change goals, government said on Tuesday.