South Africa

Cape Town - Dozens of government officials implicated in corrupt activities have either been arrested, convicted or are in the process of having their cases finalised by the relevant law enforcement agencies, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said on Monday.

Klerksdorp - The North West province has become the first province in the country to cure a patient who was suffering from Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis (TB).

Pretoria - Members of the Northern Cape legislature are still locked in a meeting to decide on the appointment of an acting premier.

Cape Town - The Department of Home Affairs is this year focusing on transforming its staff to build more caring and security-conscious employees, the department's Director General Mkuseli Apleni said on Tuesday.

Pretoria - Eskom has welcomed AngloGold Ashanti's decision to partner on 49M, the country's energy saving movement.

Cape Town - Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie says government is ready to implement the ambitious plan of setting up a single public service, which was abandoned a few years ago due to lack of institutional capacity.

Pretoria - With less than a month before the notoriously busy Easter long weekend, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has called for stricter measures to deal with reckless drivers.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) has apologised for the delay in the opening of the legislature on Monday.

Pretoria - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and Gauteng MEC for Transport Ismail Vadi on Tuesday registered their official vehicles for the e-tolling system, due to start operating on 30 April.

Pretoria - The South African Higher Education and Training Department has signed an agreement with Cuba, which will see both countries undertake exchange programmes among tertiary institutions.

Pretoria - International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has reiterated the call for developing countries, particularity those in Africa, to have a voice in the global institutions.

Pretoria - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday tabled the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Bill in Parliament, which he said would go a long way towards helping government fulfil its growth priorities and provide support for job creation.

Pretoria - Vehicle manufacturer BMW's R2.2 billion investment is a vote of confidence in the South African economy by the private sector, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says.

Pretoria - Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale reshuffled his Provincial Executive Council on Tuesday, bringing in four new MECs.

Pretoria - North West MEC for Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison, Desbo Mohono, has challenged department officials on lower levels to enrol for Adult Basic Education Training (ABET), saying it was the right thing to do.


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