South Africa

Pretoria - The National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) has sent their deepest condolences to the bereaved royal family, the Kutama Traditional Community, the Limpopo HTL and Limpopo provincial government following the death of former chairperson, Khosi Vho-Fhumulani Peter Kutama.

Pretoria - Preliminary voting results have started coming in thick and fast at the Independent Electoral Commission's (IEC) Results Operation Centre (ROC) in Pretoria.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has extended deep-felt condolences to the families of the passengers of the two aircraft that crashed around Tzaneen.

Pretoria - The mood at the IEC Results Operations Centre (ROC) is mixed with some party leaders filled with excitement while others are more sombre and are keeping their fingers crossed for favourable outcomes.

Polokwane - The Public Protector's visit to Polokwane has beamed a ray of hope for Moses Mojela, who has been struggling to get answers about the application for his mother's RDP house in Mankweng, just outside Polokwane.

Pretoria - About 58 percent of votes have been received and counted by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

Pretoria - South Africa is to reward the country's most successful sports men and women for their outstanding efforts made on and off the sporting field at a night of glitz and glamour on Sunday.

Pretoria - The March Business Confidence Index (BCI) rose to its highest level since September at 88.3 points, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) said on Tuesday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has assumed the chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) organ on politics, defence and security troika.

Pretoria - More than 20 000 South Africans left collecting their Identity Documents (IDs), which were needed to cast their vote, to the very last minute.

Pretoria - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) 13th Annual General Conference (AGC) of the Electoral Commissions Forum (ECF) will be held in Gauteng next week Tuesday.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe believes South Africa will make the country proud at the Homeless World Cup in Paris, France.

Pretoria - The Presidency has expressed disappointment at what it called "inaccuracies and distortions" in the public responses to the nomination of Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as the country's possible new Chief Justice to succeed Sandile Ngcobo, whose term ended last Sunday.

Pretoria - Wholesale trade sales rose by 8.7% year-on-year in June 2011, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Thursday.

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana continued their steady rise to 38th position on the Coca Cola FIFA World Rankings.