South Africa

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Health has given the public an assurance that it will remove medical waste from provincial hospitals.

Pretoria - The South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) and SA Local Government Association (Salga) are expected to meet this afternoon for the first time since the strike began last Monday.

Durban - John Smit has once again been tasked with leading the Springboks for the Rugby World Cup, which will take place in New Zealand in September.

Pretoria - South Africa and China will next week participate in a Strategic Dialogue Mechanism, which is an instrument to consolidate and strengthen relations as well as monitor the implementation of bilateral agreements.

Pretoria - Two police officials, believed to be linked to at least 15 gang members responsible for a spate of ATM bombings around the country, have been arrested, bringing the total number of arrests to five.

Pretoria - The Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, is expected to lead efforts to find appropriate strategies to eliminate gender-based violence in South Africa at a Gender-Based Violence Summit next week.

Pretoria - The South African National Biodiversity Institute has been chosen as the country's official body to facilitate access to the Adaptation Fund, set up to help developing countries cope wit

Pretoria - Gauteng province, which has been notoriously dubbed the crime capital of the country, has welcomed the overall decrease in crime levels, says Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

Durban - The Springboks fought hard to beat Wales 17-16 in their opening World Cup group D game on Sunday.

Cape Town - The Department of Home Affairs has received 78 cases of staff misconduct in the first quarter of the current financial year, and of that figure, 54 have been dealt with.

Pretoria - South Africans should pull together to mitigate the results of climate change through efforts that also have the potential to create jobs, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister E

Pretoria - The Office of the Public Protector says it will look into allegations of corruption against the Eastern Cape's Human Settlements Department.

Pretoria - North West Premier Thandi Modise has adopted a children's ward at Mafikeng Provincial Hospital as part of her personal contribution to ease the burden on the shoulders of the hospital staff.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe attended the Springboks game against Wales in New Zealand on Sunday.

Mbombela - Runaway fires are expected to break out in Mpumalanga for the rest of the week.

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