South Africa

Durban - Protecting the interests of developing nations in relation to climate change took centre stage as environment ministers from Brazil, South Africa, India and China (BASIC) gathered in Durban at the weekend.

Pretoria - Incidences of deaths in custody as a result of police actions or involvement have dropped by 7% from 860 to 797 over the past year.

Pretoria - South Africa and China have agreed to share their expertise and work together to combat crime.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has set up a team to follow up on matters raised by the automotive sector during a meeting in Port Elizabeth, said the Presidency.

Pretoria - With the high number of young people without jobs, government says it will continue to prioritise the development of young people through various initiatives headed by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).

Mthatha - Government officials in the Eastern Cape have told President Jacob Zuma that while they are working hard to speed up the improvement of poor infrastructure at Mthatha airport, they will n

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Tripoli, Libya, for high-level talks with that country's leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Pretoria - The Producer Price Index (PPI) increased by 9.6% in August, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).

Pretoria - With 24 days left before the start of 2011 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, the Mpumalanga Education Department is encouraging learners to take advantage of the dial-a-tutor prog

Pretoria - Of the 13.1 million people employed, 544 000 were underemployed in 2010, a report by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has shown.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation will demonstrate its commitment to Heritage Month by hosting its inaugural oral history conference on Friday.

Pretoria - Although employment and private investment are slowly showing signs of growth following the economic meltdown, job creation should be prioritised in economic policy, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Pretoria - The City of Cape Town has closed five beaches until further notice after a male swimmer was attacked by a great white shark yesterday morning.

Pretoria - Eskom has secured a R5.7 billion loan with the Export Import Bank of the United States to go towards the Kusile power station, it said on Monday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape to assess service delivery in the King Sabata Dalindyebo Municipality.

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