South Africa

Pretoria - South Africa has lost a total of 199 rhinos due to illegal rhino poaching since the beginning of the year.

Polokwane - The Limpopo Tourism Agency wants to use celebrities to attract more people to visit the province during the festive season.

Pretoria - Cooperatives can be used as a business model to effectively empower communities.

Pretoria - The outbreak of anthrax in the north of the Kruger National Park (KNP) has claimed the lives of 30 hippopotamus in the Letaba and Olifants River in the past two weeks.

Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs team at OR Tambo International Airport has prevented more than 17kg of drugs from entering the country over the past few days.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has expressed his condolences to the government and people of Iran after the country was rocked by earthquakes that claimed the lives of more than 300 people.

Pretoria - South Africa has no policy aimed at boycotting Israel, International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim said on Tuesday.

Johannesburg - It was a hive of activity and great display of South African national pride at OR Tambo International on Tuesday morning, as crowds waving flags and blowing vuvuzelas welcomed home their Olympic heroes from the London Games.

Pretoria - The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) says the implementation of the new Guideline Tariffs for medical and dental services will serve to protect the public and guide healthcare practitioners on the rendering of accounts in terms of the prescribed ethical guidelines.

Pretoria - Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana has urged law enforcement agencies to do everything in their power to ensure that Agnes Ramagoshi and other victims of crime get justice.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma was last night awarded an Honorary Professorship by the Peking University in Beijing for his contribution in the sphere of international relations.

Mbekweni - Deputy Minister in the Presidency, responsible for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Obed Bapela, has urged communities to speak out about the problems they experience so that government can effectively tackle them.

Pretoria - The Department of Justice is urging beneficiaries of maintenance monies to obtain bank accounts so that they can receive the money due to them faster.

Pretoria - Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says South Africans should never forget the sacrifices made by Cuba in helping the country in its transition to democracy.

Pretoria - The Constitutional Court will this morning hear arguments by the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and Treasury on why it should overturn the interim interdict granted by the North Gauteng High Court, which placed Gauteng e-tolling on hold until a further review can take place.

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