South Africa

Pretoria - The Department of Energy says it is expecting R47 billion to be invested in the country through Window 1 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP).

Pretoria - Some countries on the African continent don't have national population registers, resulting in a situation where children are born, live their lives and die, without ever being recorded.

Pretoria - The first week of the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations has gone well, with minimal incidents or irregularities, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Monday after reviewing reports from around the country.

Pretoria - Broad-Based Black Economy Empowerment (B-BBEE) will continue to be regarded as an imperative in South Africa, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Rusteburg - Air pollution is still a scourge confronting South Africa, says Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi.

KwaMhlanga - Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe has promised to reduce road accidents in the province by 5% within six months.

Pretoria - International Relation and Cooperation Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim will this afternoon travel to India to attend the 12th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC).

Pretoria - Deputy Health Minister Dr Gwen Ramokgopa says South Africa is maturing in terms of its capability to accommodate and provide for children with disabilities.

Pretoria - Four suspected rhino poachers were arrested this week during an anti-rhino poaching operation at the Kruger National Park.

Cape Town - Three government ministers are expected to attend Nedlac sessions soon to expedite the debate around the implementation of a youth-wage subsidy, the Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe revealed on Wednesday.

Pretoria - The Gauteng e-tolling system will soon be a reality even though government and stakeholders are not at a point of conclusion at their final round of talks, but are getting closer to finding a consensus.

Pretoria - Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana says the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill will help enforce gender parity both in the private and public sectors.

Pretoria - The foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - known as the BRICS countries - have expressed their "deep concern with the escalation of violence and the deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in Syria".

Mbashe - Tucked away below the green rolling hills and rugged grasslands found in the belt of the former Transkei, a stones-throw away from the famous Mbashe River, lies a promising village with people who have stories to tell.

Pretoria - The Financial Services Laws General Amendment Bill, 2012, was this week tabled in Parliament, according to the National Treasury


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