South Africa

Pretoria - Many South Africans have access to quality roads and public transport infrastructure that facilitate economic participation and social inclusion, says Transport Minister Ben Martins.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma says the results of the 2011 Census show that government is on the correct path in achieving its goal of universal access to education for all the children.

Pretoria - The Presidency has described the Democratic Alliance's (DA) planned to visit President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal as "mischievous".

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will host Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba for a two-day state visit in Cape Town next week.

Marble Hall - Government is committed to creating opportunities for children to explore and develop their talents in sports, Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana told young people gathered at the National Children's Day celebrations at Malebitsa, Limpopo on Saturday.

Mbombela - More than 100 public libraries in Mpumalanga now have internet access.

Pretoria - The South African Police Service (SAPS) says the court's decision not to charge suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli for allegedly orchestrating the death of Oupa Ramokgibe had no bearing on internal disciplinary proceedings.

Pretoria - South Africa and Cuba are expected to deepen bilateral and trade relations this week, when Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies meets with Cuban Vice President Esteban Lazo.

Pretoria - Telkom CEO Nombulelo Moholi has notified the company that she intends to step down before the end of her contract period.

Johannesburg - Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion, Chad le Clos, scooped the Sport Star of the Year award during the annual glittering SA Sport Awards held in Sandton last night.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has cut short his attendance of the 32nd SADC Summit in Maputo, Mozambique, in order to visit Rustenburg this afternoon.

Marikana - Police officers deployed to monitor protests at the Lonmin Platinum mine in Marikana, Rustenburg, were forced to use maximum force to defend themselves, says National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Maputo - The African Development Bank (AfDB) wants SADC countries to put five percent of their monetary reserve towards the establishment of an infrastructure bond that would help speed up infrastructure development in rail, water, ports and energy.

Pretoria - Progress has been made at the second meeting of the South Africa-Vietnam Partnership Forum, where the entire scope of bilateral relations between the two countries was reviewed and strengthened.

Boksburg - The Health Department is on a mission to improve the country's healthcare system and to get a clean audit this financial year, and it has enlisted the help of 400 interns to help it achieve this.

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