South Africa

Port Elizabeth - President Jacob Zuma said the sluggish pace of job creation in the country needs renewed national attention.

Johannesburg - Despite some challenges faced by children in foster care, for 17-year-old Ntombi Zitha*, getting an education is her priority and she is determined to make it against all odds.

Johannesburg - Despite some challenges faced by children in foster care, for 17-year-old Ntombi Zitha*, getting an education is her priority and she is determined to make it against all odds.

Durban - The Department of Social Development is to set aside R256 million in the next financial year for a scholarship programme to train more social workers.

Pretoria - Government is committed to boosting the country's manufacturing sector and in particular the automotive sector in a bid to create more jobs for South Africans, says President Jacob Zuma.

Pretoria - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has thanked South Africans for their assistance and cooperation following heavy snowfalls across large parts of the country this week.

Pretoria - Fifty one new health facilities have been accredited to offer anti-retrovirals (ARVs) in the North West as part of measures for preventing and treating HIV.

Pretoria - While the rand's volatility is good for some sectors of the economy, it has inflationary impact on others, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Pretoria - The inaugural Lucas Radebe Football Festival, which will cater for boys and girls under the age of 15, was unveiled in Johannesburg on Wednesday. 

Pretoria - Gauteng Local Government and Housing MEC, Humphrey Mmemezi, has called for government to explore ways of protecting property belonging to councillors.

Cape Town - South Africa's economy has been projected to grow between 3.5 and 3.8 percent this year, up from -7.1 and 2.8 percent in the last two years respectively.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Housing and Local Government Department has entered into a partnership with the Banking Association of South Africa to stamp out cases involving the illegal sale of state-owned land in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.

Pretoria - There was no evidence that Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa influenced accommodation arrangements so that he could stay at two luxury five-star hotels, the Public Protector has found.

Pretoria - The e-tolling system on Gauteng's roads will now only commence next year.

Pretoria - Home Affairs has not received a visa application from the Dalai Lama to visit South Africa, the department said on Monday.

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