South Africa

Johannesburg - Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday announced that a task team has been set up to come up with a turnaround strategy for the state owned airline, South African Airways (SAA).

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus for being named as the 2012 Emerging Markets Central Bank Governor for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ngobi - When President Jacob Zuma visited Ngobi village earlier this year, Martha Makhubela was sharing a one-room tin shack with her siblings. Four months later, the family now owns a five-room, fully furnished house.

Pretoria - The Presidency on Tuesday said it had not received a request from Western Cape Premier Helen Zille regarding her wish to undertake a debate with President Jacob Zuma on the state of the economy

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the communications sector in the country on its achievements at the 25th Universal Postal Congress, held in Doha, Qatar.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the South African tourism sector following news that South Africa has increased its tourism figures.

Pretoria - Government has expressed shock at the regrettable shooting that occurred outside Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court on Monday and condemns the use of violence in solving any form of conflict.

Cape Town - The National Commissioner of Correctional Services, Tom Moyane, told Parliament on Tuesday that his department was putting measures in place to tackle financial and performance challenges.

Sokhulumi - Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says more needs to be done to curtail soaring food prices for the country to improve food security at household level.

Cape Town - MPs today praised Team South Africa's Paralympians and thanked them for inspiring South Africans, while paying tribute to swimmer Natalie du Toit.

Musina - The Limpopo provincial government will invest more than R2 million towards the completion of the Mapungubwe Museum and Interpretation Centre.

Pretoria - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has set a target of establishing 15 000 smallholder producers, with a particular focus on women.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma says the courage and fighting spirit displayed by struggle veteran and former SABC boss, Zwelakhe Sisulu, should be used as inspiration in the battle against the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment.

Pretoria - National Treasury says it has noted Standard and Poor's (S&P) decision to downgrade South Africa's long term foreign currency credit rating to BBB from BBB+ and the long term local currency credit rating to A- from A.

Pretoria - Crime Line has welcomed the launch of the South African Police Service's 'Operation Duty Calls' festive season campaign and has pledged to continue providing the public with a 100% anonymous and safe service to blow the whistle on crime.

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