South Africa

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal intends on offering the world an opportunity to experience a part of Nelson Mandela's history when they launched an exhibition and plans for the capture site.

Washington - Despite Friday's downgrade of the US government's top-notch credit rating, the first in history, US markets may avoid a major shock, as the rating decline came as no surprise and may already be priced into markets, some analysts said on Sunday.

Mbombela - Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has reshuffled his cabinet to allow a professional doctor to head the provincial Health and Social Development Department.

Pretoria - Striking Rea Vaya bus drivers who will fail to report back to work this morning following their week-long illegal strike will be dismissed.

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana skipper and Tottenham Hotspur sensational midfielder, Steven Pienaar, will miss the international friendly against Burkina Faso on Wednesday at Ellis Park stadium.

Pretoria - The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 5% in June in line with market expectation, Statistics South Africa said on Wednesday.

Pretoria - Amaglug-glug, the South African under-23 team, will play a preparatory match for the upcoming All Africa Games (AAG) against Namibia at Independence Stadium in Windhoek on Wednesday.

East London - The Eastern Cape Transport Department has blamed unexpected passengers for the 923 pupils that weren't transported to schools with the relaunch of the province's scholar transport programme this week.

Pretoria - The downgrading of the US government's top-notch credit rating will have an impact on South Africa and its exports, economists said on Monday.

Pretoria - A Women's Day swim in the chilly Atlantic Ocean is scheduled for tomorrow in a fund-raising race for women with cerebral palsy.

Johannesburg - For the fourth time this year, Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has once again tested for HIV and urged South Africans to do the same.

Pretoria - The right to food, health and shelter is threatened due to global warming, International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, said on Monday.

Johannesburg - Despite being criticized for his call to ban alcohol adverts, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has vowed not to back down until his mission is fulfilled.

Pretoria - Police officers who are found guilty in the court of law for involvement in criminal activities should get harsh and long sentences, says Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Pretoria - National Treasury and the Reserve Bank will monitor the possible impact of the downgrading of the US and sovereign debt crisis is Europe on the South African economy.


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