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Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is to undertake a working visit to Italy on Tuesday.

Pretoria - The seven suspects who were arrested over the weekend in connection with a series of safe and ATM bombings and armed robberies are to appear in court in Limpopo today.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Education is to provide assistance to 1000 schools that do not have sufficient funds to procure Curriculum Assessment and Policy Statement (CAPS) textbooks for 2013.

Johannesburg - With days to go before Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma leaves the country to take up her post as Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the former Home Affairs Minister on Monday reflected on her time in government.

Pretoria - South African Airways (SAA) has joined an internationally benchmarked and transparent carbon offset programme which will give passengers an opportunity to make voluntary contributions to offset the effects of climate change.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has requested Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to give a report back on action taken regarding the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo as well as the catch up plan for affected Grade 10 learners.

Pretoria - The problems of late or non-delivery of textbooks in Limpopo was due to the commencement of a new curriculum and only affected grades 1,2,3 and 10, the Presidential Task team has found.

Pretoria - The Department of Basic Education must develop a policy for the standardisation of the procurement and distribution of Learner Teacher Support Material (LTSM).

Pretoria - The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has learned of the resignation of South African Airways (SAA) chief executive officer but is awaiting a formal letter of resignation, the department said on Monday.

Pretoria - A suspected rhino poacher was fatally wounded in the Kruger National Park during an anti-poaching operation on Saturday evening.

Pretoria - There is a need for government departments to work together to ensure an effective recycling economy that is buoyed by the thriving markets for recyclable waste, Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Monday.

Pretoria - The Department of Labour has embarked on a drive to review wages and conditions of employment in the troubled and volatile taxi industry.

Cape Town - More than R1.87 billion in grant funding was approved by the R9 billion Jobs Fund in its first year and complemented by a further R1.78 million from the private sector, to support 41 projects, says Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan.

Pretoria - The Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has learned of the resignation of South African Airways (SAA) chief executive officer but is awaiting a formal letter of resignation, the department said on Monday.

Pretoria - The nominees of the annual SA Sports Awards were announced in Johannesburg on Thursday night with a host of the country's heroes set to be acknowledged.

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