South Africa

Soweto - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has appealed to residents of Braamfischerville, Soweto, to offer their support and protection to the family of the mentally ill Soweto teenager who was gang raped.

Pretoria - Stakeholders in higher education have until Monday to submit comments on the Green Paper for Post-School Education and Training released three months ago by the Higher Education and Training Department.

Pretoria-Residents of Mankele village in Greater Tubatse, Limpopo, have something to smile about; the construction of a modern bridge and a tarred road to replace the notorious and unsafe makeshift cable car which they used previously to cross the Olifants River.

Pretoria- President Jacob Zuma will on Friday kick off Freedom Day celebrations - to mark 18 years since the first democratic elections were held in in South Africa, his office said on Tuesday.

Pretoria - The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has appealed to suitably qualified candidates to make themselves available for positions on the bench.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma says infrastructure remains critical to South Africa's development goals adding that it is an essential component of service delivery.

Pretoria- The improvement of service delivery remains government's top priority, says President Jacob Zuma.

Pretoria- International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister, Marius Fransman, has encouraged interactions between the diplomatic corps and local business saying they play a vital role in the promotion of economic development, entrepreneurship and skills development.

Pretoria- Education stakeholders in Gauteng have agreed to hold a Learner Summit and to develop a framework to turn around underperforming schools in Soweto,

Cape Town - The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has increased its turnaround time for approval of loans to businesses and has increased loans approvals by over 35%, the Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel said in his Budget Vote speech today.

Pretoria - In a bid to produce more teachers in the country, the Higher Education and Training Department is planning to open three former teacher training colleges next year.

Johannesburg - The newly launched South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) is expected to assist government in addressing South Africa's energy needs, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Thursday.

Pretoria - A group of retired chartered accountants are to be moved in to the Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges to work as Chief Financial Officers (CFOS).

Pretoria - The Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) have been ordered to move their offices closer to Further Training and Education colleges, where they are needed.

Pretoria - South Africa has congratulated the people of Timor-Leste for successfully holding a second round of Presidential elections.

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