South Africa

Benoni - The City of Ekurhuleni showed its commitment to promote low carbon technologies when executive mayor, Mondli Gungubele officially unveiled the first and only solar plant in the country in Wattville, outside Benoni, on Friday.

Pretoria - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Friday launched the Rand Water Academy in Zuikerbosch, Vereeniging.

Pretoria - Police will be out in full force during the festive season, ensuring that criminals have no opportunity to ply their trade or hide from the law, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has warned.

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town on Thursday launched its biggest housing project to date - the On The Vlei (Market Housing) & New Horizons (GAP Housing) in Pelican Park.

Pretoria - The Presidency has rejected the on-going campaign of linking every development around Nkandla village to President Jacob Zuma.

Cullinan - Education stakeholders have commended government for launching the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP) and pledged to give their full support to ensure that the programme becomes a success.

Cullinan - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday officially launched the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP), which is premised on promoting good health and providing the necessary services to learners in some of the country's neediest schools.

Pretoria - The Marikana Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Thursday met with stakeholders from traditional and religious sectors ahead of finalising the report to be submitted to Cabinet on the Marikana tragedy.

Cape Town - Delegates at a fishing safety conference praised a South African negotiating team which helped seal an agreement which when ratified will provide added safety to tens of thousands of fishermen around the world.

Cullinan - Whilst acknowledging that the subject of sex makes some parents uncomfortable, President Jacob Zuma says parents need to face the reality that some learners are sexually active.

Pretoria - Cabinet has expressed concern over the lawlessness, violence and intimidation that it says has continued to mar the democratic right of workers to strike.

Johannesburg - University applications will be better managed and the number of walk-ins at universities reduced, thanks to establishment of a 'Clearing House' which was announced by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.

Pretoria - In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, President Jacob Zuma says girls must be taught their rights to give them the power to make meaningful decisions about their future.

Pretoria - There is a need to improve the current status of the estuaries across South Africa, including the seriously deteriorating water quality, Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Thursday.

Pretoria - An announcement on the roll-out of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will be made very soon, says acting Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Richard Baloyi.

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