South Africa

Pretoria - The Gauteng provincial government has announced plans to kick-start its pilot projects for the National Health Insurance (NHI).

Pretoria - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has called on the people of Soweto to unite against crime and women abuse.

Pretoria - French Socialist candidate Francois Hollande and incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy qualified to face off in the run-off vote as the first round of election ended on Sunday night, with the leftist candidate narrowly leading over the conservative President.

Pretoria - A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court has resumed hearing the African National Congress (ANC) application regarding the portrait depicting President Jacob Zuma in an offensive manner.

Pretoria - The City of Johannesburg's utility, Johannesburg Water, has announced that the tap water in Diepsloot is now safe to drink.

Johannesburg - African National Congress Advocate Gcina Malindi has broken down in the South Gauteng High court, where a full bench is hearing the African National Congress (ANC) application regarding the portrait depicting President Jacob Zuma in an offensive manner.

Pretoria - Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus has announced that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to decrease the repo rate by 50 basis points to 5%.

Pretoria - Brics trade ministers have asked their counterparts in the G20 to strengthen coordination in promoting a rigorous response to the current economic uncertainties.

Pretoria - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane today launched the G2055 Vision discussion document, which highlights the long term development trajectory for the province.

Johannesburg - Government is looking at increasing the number of doctors produced by the country to ensure the success of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme.

Pretoria - Government is "appalled and disappointed" that E-TV censored visuals showing Advocate Gcina Malindi breaking down in tears during the South Gauteng High Court proceedings relating to The Spear portrait, says Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will jet off to Malawi today for the funeral of the late head of state, Bingu wa Mutharika.

Pretoria - The court case relating to the portrait depicting President Jacob Zuma in an offensive manner has been adjourned.

Washington - The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have called for further efforts on inclusive growth and poverty reduction amid fragile global recovery.

Pretoria - South Africa is holding its breath as members of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation meet in the Netherlands tomorrow.

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