South Africa

Pretoria - The crime statistics which were released recently are an indication that police are winning their war against crime, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Cosatu, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the Chamber of Mines on their successful meeting on Friday.

Pretoria - The Presidential Infrastructure Commission (PICC) will address the pace of infrastructure development in the country, which is lagging behind what the country needs, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Pretoria - Kwazulu-Natal Transport MEC Willies Mchunu is expected to officially unveil a new camera system which will assist in effectively dealing with speeding motorists and those driving un-roadworthy vehicles on the province's roads.

Pretoria - Derek Hanekom, who has been appointed as the new Minister for the Department of Science and Technology (DST), will be sworn into office at the Union Buildings later today.

Johannesburg - South Africa's tourism is set to benefit from the first mosque built in South Africa to cater for the Turkish Islamic community, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his condolences to the Sisulu family, following the passing on of Zwelakhe Sisulu, a freedom fighter, renown journalist and business person.

Pretoria - A safe and reliable transport infrastructure is a key basis for the country's efforts to accelerate economic growth and social development, Transport Minister Ben Martins said on Thursday.

Johannesburg - Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale has spoken out against labelling houses as "RDP" houses and more recently "BNG" (Breaking New Ground) houses, saying that such names should not be attached to the houses built by government for its people.

Pretoria - Derek Hanekom has been sworn in as the Minister of the Department of Science and Technology by the Honourable Justice Bess Nkabinde at a ceremony held at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Pretoria - While in the Eastern Cape to launch 49 new schools in the province, President Jacob Zuma paid former President Nelson Mandela a visit at his residence in Qunu, last night.

Pretoria - The Department of Labour is to get a more modern outlook.

Pretoria - Government and religious leaders have agreed on the user-pay principle for the development of road infrastructure.

Rustenburg - The Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana tragedy was adjourned before it could begin with its hearing in Rustenburg on Monday to allow for the victims' families to travel to the town in the North West province to attend proceedings.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has announced two new ministerial appointments in his Cabinet.