South Africa

Durban - South Africa joining the BRICS coalition will impact positively on the local tourism industry, says South African Tourism's Chief Marketing Manager, Roshene Singh.

East London - The Eastern Cape Transport Department has officially taken over the troubled provincial scholar transport programme, which has been dogged by claims of mismanagement and fraud.

Cape Town - Five Khayelitsha residents were ecstatic after the Minister of Home Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and two local ward councillors made surprise visits to their homes to personally hand deliver new ID documents to them.

Pretoria - Banyana Banyana are expecting their five injured players - goalkeeper Thoko Mndaweni, Janine van Wyk, Yola Jafta, Mamello Makhabane and Jermaine Seopesenwe - to be back for their All Africa Games qualifier against Botswana.

East London - An initiative to curb pedestrian fatalities in the Eastern Cape will see a number of workshops being held throughout the province's district municipalities.

Durban - South Africa suffered their second consecutive Tri-Nations loss after being hammered 40-7 by a fired-up All Black side.

Cape Town - The Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) has vindicated the police in the death of a runaway French couple believed to have died following a shootout with police in Northern Cape's Sunderland district earlier this year.

Pretoria - Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has urged motorists to exercise extra caution as schools re-open on Monday, 18 July.

Durban - South Africa must continue to pour their unequivocal support for the Springboks and athletes who are preparing for the Rugby World Cup and All Africa Games respectively.

Pretoria - From South Africa to New Zealand, to Mexico and all the way to the Russian Federation, governments are committing to take new steps to save lives on their roads.
Dozens of countries around the world kick off the first global Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 on May 11.

Pretoria - The Competition Commission has appointed Advocate Oliver Josie as its head of the newly established Cartels Division.

Pretoria - Former President Nelson Mandela will have a gift of a different kind to mark his 93rd birthday, with the inaugural Annual Nelson Mandela Children's Parliament to be hosted at the Gauteng Provincial Legislature on Friday.

Durban - Inmates from correctional centres throughout KwaZulu-Natal displayed their artistic talents in different types of art genres at the province's first Inmates Arts Festival.

Pretoria - The Business Confidence Index dipped to 86.9 in April, 1.4 points down compared to March 2011, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) said on Thursday.

Pretoria - KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has made a compelling appeal to South Africans to join the community of blood donors.

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