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Pretoria - A 22-year-old is expected to appear in the Bolobedu Magistrate's Court in Polokwane on Monday following his arrest over the weekend for alleged child rape.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has paid tribute to the contribution made by struggle stalwarts Oliver Reginald and Adelaide Tambo.

Pretoria - The United Nations High Level Taskforce on women, girls, gender equality and HIV for Eastern and Southern Africa has called for accelerated effort in protecting the rights and wellbeing of young girls.

Pretoria - Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has praised the calibre of women in South Africa's economy, particularly the mining industry, saying they have accomplished a lot in a relatively short period.

Pretoria - The task of building a united South Africa is on-going and everyone should play a role in strengthening unity and social cohesion, says President Jacob Zuma.

Pretoria - The approval of funding for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) to be held in South Africa next year has been received with much enthusiasm by the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

Johannesburg - Higher Education Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, has called on the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) to have concrete partnerships with the department around FET colleges.

Pretoria - Without the participation of the international community, it would have been difficult to achieve democracy in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

Pretoria - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has announced the candidates it recommended to President Jacob Zuma for vacant positions on the bench.

Pretoria - Four suspects linked to the bombing of a Correctional Services truck appeared in the Randburg Magistrates Court today.

Pretoria - Cabinet has agreed that the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) should proceed with the implementation of the Gauteng e-tolling system, Transport Minister Ben Martins announced on Friday.

Mthatha - Frequent power cuts could soon be a thing of the past for residents of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

Pretoria - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) has been welcomed by business, as it shows a commitment to the stabilisation of government spending.

Pretoria - A man and a woman were arrested on the N2 near Grabouw in the Western Cape on Thursday night following a tip-off from a community member.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Education has suspended a chief invigilator after he lost a box containing 20 Physical Science exam question papers on Thursday.

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