South Africa

Pretoria - The South African and Nigerian governments have clarified perceptions that there are bilateral tensions between the two countries, following the deportation of125 Nigerian citizens from OR Tambo International Airport - for allegedly being in possession of fraudulent yellow fever vaccine certificates.

Pretoria - Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the country needs more women scientists.

Pretoria - South Africa will continue to create an environment that encourages investment in the country's economy, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

Pretoria - Global financial challenges are expected to top the agenda of a G20 ministerial meeting, in which South Africa will participate.

Mafikeng - North West Premier Thandi Modise has committed her government to improving the lives of the people of the province.

Pretoria - Parliament has passed legislation reverting functions of the Further Education Training (FET) Colleges to the Higher Education and Training Department.

Pretoria - Judgement is expected today in the review of the Walmart- Massmart merger which three government departments have opposed calling for the matter to be revisited.

Pretoria - A declaration between South Africa and Turkey will see the two nations boost relations in areas including infrastructure development, mining and energy, said the Trade and Industry Department.

Pretoria - South Africa celebrated this year's International Women's Day with calls for African leaders to advance women's participation in politics and empowering them economically.

Mafikeng - North West Premier Thandi Modise has warned municipalities within her provincial government that those who fail to get their house in order will be dealt with.

Emalahleni - Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has called on provincial governments to build decent houses, not "match box houses" without water and electricity.

Durban - While the bulk of the provincial budget in KwaZulu-Natal will go towards education and health, a significant portion will be spent on infrastructure programmes.

Cape Town - Those who applied for funding from the National Skills Fund to help pay off student loans so they can obtain their certificates will know by the end of the month if they were successful or not, the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga said today.

Pretoria - The ministerial committee of inquiry into the financial affairs of Cricket South Africa (CSA) says there is a prima facie case that CSA boss Gerald Majola contravened the Companies Act by failing to disclose payment of his bonuses.

Cape Town - Government could soon look into the possibility of retiring teachers over the age of 55 in a bid to address the problem of excess teachers in the country's schools.

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