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Pretoria - Retail trade sales in May showed a 0.0% growth year-on-year following the 10% year-on-year increase recorded in April, said Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

Johannesburg - A ground-breaking property scheme, launched in the City of Johannesburg today, is expected to give the inner city a much needed face lift.

Polokwane - Despite challenges of gender based violence and poverty, South Africa has come a long way to ensure the emancipation of women in all sectors of society, says Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana.

Cape Town - Western Cape MEC for Social Development Patricia de Lille has expressed extreme concern about the findings of a recent survey into drug use amongst Mitchells Plain youth.

Pretoria - KwaZulu-Natal is adding two more clinics to its artillery in the fight against mother to child transmission of HIV.

Marapyane - The National Planning Commission (NPC) is hoping to attract more public views on the country's diagnostic report as commissioners wrap up their provincial visits this week.

Johannesburg - Commuters using the Gautrain from OR Tambo International Airport to Johannesburg, Sandton and Pretoria can expect to pay between R105 and R125 for a single trip as from July this yea

Pretoria - Phindile Nzimande has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Full-Time Regulator Member primarily responsible for the administration of the National Energy Regulator of South A

Durban - Communities in KwaZulu-Natal, which were asked to give their input into the provincial budget, have now been urged to help manage the province's financial plans.

Pretoria - Pikitup management has confirmed that workers affiliated to the SA Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) have served the company with a notice of intention to strike.

Pretoria - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has arrived in Syria and is meeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the capital Damascus.

Pretoria - Well known South African gospel artist, Rebecca Malope, has encouraged young women to get educated and become independent to avoid being abused by men for financial support.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will this weekend visit KwaZulu-Natal as part of a campaign aimed at eradicating poverty.

Pretoria - As part of Women's Day celebrations in the province, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize visited the Shayamoya day care centre in Kokstad before addressing a packed crowd at the Kokstad Oval Sports Centre for the main Women's day celebrations.

Pretoria - Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has commended the brave women of the city's Safety and Security Directorate. \

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