South Africa

Cape Town - South Africa wants to learn how Oman has been able to protect its coastline, given the threat of piracy in the Mozambican Channel, the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu said today after the signing of a defence co-operation memorandum with Oman's Minister of Defence Sayyid bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi.

Pretoria - The Public Service and Administration Department (DPSA) today hosted an empowerment workshop to encourage Community Development Workers (CDWs) to continue to serve their communities while also arming themselves with knowledge.

Pretoria - SizweNtsalubaGobodo has been appointed as the first locally grown and black-owned firm to handle the audit account of Transnet, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Ludondolo - President Jacob Zuma has honoured the first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela, by unveiling the construction of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge, which will link Ludondolo village with Mandela's birthplace of Mvezo in the Eastern Cape.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Labour, together with its counterpart in health, is offering hundreds of unemployed residents the opportunity to sign up for nursing courses.

Mamelodi - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has described education in the province as a major success story.

Pretoria - Public hearings are to be held in March to give members of the public an opportunity to disclose information they may have on the allegations of misconduct against suspended Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele.

Pretoria - South Africa has committed to allocate R100 million to the Somali government, which will go towards building adequate institutions of governance in that troubled country.

Pretoria - The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) is no longer in a cash crisis, says acting RTMC boss Collins Letsoalo.

Cape Town - The Governance and Administration cluster has announced that 2 443 unemployed youths have been trained for public service employment opportunities.

Cape Town - Deputy Minister of Sports and Recreation Gert Oosthuizen has called on South Africans to support Team South Africa in its quest to fly the flag and win medals for the country at the upcoming London Olympic Games.

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.

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