South Africa

Pretoria - South Africa's International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says the role of labour movements in helping government to mitigate the effects of climate change will be crucial as South Africa prepares to host the COP 17 climate summit later this year.

Pretoria - The South African government has congratulated and conveyed its well wishes to newly re-elected Comoros President Ikililou Dhoinine.

Pretoria - Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has urged South Africans to work with law enforcement agencies and game park authorities to stop the "looting" of rhinos, which she described as a national treasure.

Pretoria - National Treasury has released a policy framework aimed at improving access to insurance and consumer protection for lower income households.

Pretoria - South Africa deploys the largest number of female soldiers in peace-keeping missions compared with other troop contributing countries, says Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Pretoria - The Refugee Centre in Crown Mines, Johannesburg, will close its doors from 1 June, says the Department of Home Affairs.

Mbombela - Mpumalanga police and the army have been urged to clamp down on all illegal border crossings, especially around the Mananga border with Swaziland.

Pretoria - All grades of petrol are set to come down by 2 cents next week.

Pretoria - The Department of Home Affairs is cracking down on fraud and corruption within its ranks, arresting 12 of its employees in the past two weeks.

Pretoria - Police have arrested and charged a suspect for the murder of two Western Cape police officers.

Pretoria - Days after hundreds of commuters were injured in a train accident in Soweto, authorities are introducing new laws which they say will improve rail safety.

Durban - Bafana Bafana used their practice match against provincial Vodacom League side, Baroka FC, to assess the team's progress since assembling for camp last week.

Pretoria - Teacher unions have voiced mixed feelings following the announcement that all school principals and deputy principals will in the near future enter into performance contracts with clear performance targets.

Durban - Government employees in KwaZulu-Natal are the latest group of people to benefit from the recently launched KZN Financial Literacy Association.

Pretoria - With the month of June just around the corner, the City of Ekurhuleni is getting ready to celebrate Youth Month with many activities lined up, including a youth summit and career expo.