South Africa

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will hold a meeting with social partners today as South Africa joins the world in marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Pretoria - South Africa and Indonesia have agreed to enhance bilateral relations and will conduct a joint study to explore trade opportunities, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Pretoria - Correctional Services National Commissioner Tom Moyane says he is confident the department will achieve improved financial management.

Pretoria - Western Cape Education MEC Donald Grant says plans are in place for 2013 to accommodate learners who are currently in schools that will close down.

Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is expected to address an international summit on transnational crime in Switzerland on Thursday.

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.

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