South Africa

Pretoria - Government on Friday said it would comply with provisions in the judgement of the merger between Malmart and Massmart.

Mafikeng - Eskom has invested R10.85 billion in electricity infrastructure for the next five years in the North West, the province's Premier Thandi Modise announced on Friday.

Utrecht - In a bid to increase citizens' awareness of its programmes and to foster a culture of participation, government is embarking on a series of engagement seminars with communities around the country.

Pretoria - In the on-going fight against poverty, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the province will continue to prioritise job creation and creating conditions needed for an inclusive economic growth in 2012

Pretoria - Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has welcomed the decision to grant Eskom a reduced tariff increase of 16%, down from the original 25.9% approved in the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD 2).

Cape Town - The Department of Health has embarked on a massive audit of clinics and hospitals in preparation for the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI), the Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi said today.

Pretoria - Government has identified business incubation as a priority area in helping transform the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation.

Pretoria - At least 11 people have been confirmed dead after a suicide bomb blast rocked a church in central north Plateau State in Nigeria on Sunday.

Pretoria - Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has moved to allay fears that there will be disruptions in the paying of social grants during the process to re-register more than 15 million social grant beneficiaries in the country.

Cape Town - The Department of Energy has highlighted some of the lessons it learnt during the climate change conference, COP17, in December.

Kimberley - The condition of the Northern Cape Premier Hazel Jenkins, who collapsed earlier this morning while delivering her State of the Province Address, is said to be stable.

Pretoria - The Eastern Cape hopes to create 116 958 jobs in the coming financial year, Premier Noxolo Kiviet said on Friday.

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved the National Cyber Security Policy Framework for South Africa, says the Ministry of State Security.

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Finance Department is reaching out to communities for their input for next month's provincial budget presentation.

Pretoria - The Northern Cape Provincial legislature is expected to convene a special meeting this week to decide on the appointment of an acting Premier.