South Africa

Pretoria - Retail trade sales in November grew by 6.8% year-on-year, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said

Skukuza - The Kruger National Park has warned visitors not to use the Crocodile bridge entrance as heavy rains have caused the Crocodile River to overflow.

East London - Eastern Cape Education MEC Mandla Makupula is determined to overhaul the province's education system to prevent a repeat of the dismal 2011 matric results.

Bela Bela - The South African government has expressed optimism that Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will be elected to lead the African Union (AU) Commission.

Pretoria - Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will respond to media queries related to the South African National Defence Force's involvement in the festive season crime-fighting operations soon, says the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).

Durban - President Jacob Zuma and KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo on Monday took health services to one of the most deprived wards in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

Jakarta - Developing countries should prepare for further downside risks, as EuroZone debt problems and weakening growth in several big emerging economies are dimming global growth prospects, the World Bank said in a statement on Thursday.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has extended his condolences to the family of Ilse Naude after she died from a heart attack in Cape Town last Thursday.

Pretoria - Bafana Bafana have dropped four places oin the latest FIFA World Rankings, released on Wednesday.

Pretoria - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has called for the arrest of the men who apparently harassed two young women near the Noord Taxi Rank in Johannesburg last week.

Pretoria - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has called for the arrest of the men who apparently harassed two young women near the Noord Taxi Rank in Johannesburg last week.

Pretoria - The Western Cape Education Department is offering free tuition to matric candidates who qualified to write supplementary exams following last year's matric exams.

Johannesburg - With more than 40 Gauteng private school matriculants performing excellently in last year's IEB examinations, it is clear that the province is home to top achievers, says Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday received a special envoy of the Libyan Transitional Authority, the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya, carrying a message from the Council's Chairman, Mustafa Abdul Jalil.

Pretoria - The deployment of 350 newly trained immigration officers at OR Tambo International Airport over the festive season was an overwhelming success, says Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni.

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