South Africa

Mthatha - Electricity shortages might soon be a thing of the past for Mthatha residents once work on two major substations has been completed.

Pretoria - National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has appointed Major-General Chris Ngcobo as Acting Divisional Commissioner for Crime Intelligence, Protection and Security Services, SAPS has announced.

Pretoria - The country's law enforcement agencies will no longer tolerate violence, illegal gatherings or the carrying of dangerous weapons, particularly from those in the mining sector, government ministers have warned.

Johannesburg - The Lufuno Neuropsychiatric Centre has officially been launched in Tara Hospital to widen the range of care given to patients at the facility in a society that experts say is facing an increasing burden of mental stress and the innate psychological impact associated with it.

Pretoria - The Department of Environmental Affairs says it welcomes the approval by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of funding to the tune of R25 million aimed at strengthening the current wildlife forensic capabilities in South Africa to combat wildlife crimes.

Pretoria - As part of Heritage Month, Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele will on Monday officially launch the Reading for Redemption campaign and open an Integrated Resource Centre (IRC) at St Albans Correctional Centre in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Pretoria - School children came out in their numbers to join in the celebrations of International Literacy Day held at the National Library of South Africa on Friday.

Johannesburg - The Gauteng provincial government is employing more than 200 new people with the necessary technical skills to deal with the province's infrastructure backlogs, it emerged on Sunday.

Pretoria - One of Gauteng's most wanted criminals is behind bars after he was arrested by police on Wednesday.

Pretoria - The Eastern Cape MEC for Transport, Roads and Public Works, Thandiswa Marawu, has extended government's condolences to the families of those killed in the horrific bus crash on Saturday morning on the R61 between Cradock and Graaf Reinet.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Health has warned members of the public of a scam by a man allegedly offering employment at the new Natalspruit Hospital in exchange for money.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is to lead a government delegation to the 5th South Africa-European Union (SA-EU) Summit, scheduled to take place in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday.

Pretoria - In less than 20 hours, more than seven million learners in Grades 1 to 6 and Grade 9 would be sitting for this year's Annual National Assessments (ANAs).

Johannesburg - Owners of rabid dogs in Gauteng will receive heavy fines if their unvaccinated dogs bite people, the Gauteng Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza has warned.

Pretoria - The KwaZulu-Natal government will hold an urgent provincial imbizo in a bid to address on-going instability in the taxi industry.


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