South Africa

Pretoria - Government has granted South African Airways a R5 billion guarantee for a period of two years starting from 1 September 2012.

Rustenburg - The Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana tragedy wrapped up its loco inspection on Tuesday with visits to Lonmin's Wonderkop hostel.

Cape Town - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is to investigate whether any individuals - both inside and outside the department - were involved in corrupt practices in its fisheries division after a preliminary investigation into tender irregularities uncovered a number of concerns in a coastguard contract, the department said on Tuesday.

Rustenburg - The Commission of Inquiry, tasked to probe the Marikana killings, re-lived the tragedy on Monday as it combed the scene of the August 16 shooting. 

Pretoria - After years of waiting, residents of Elliot Dale in the Eastern Cape are finally on the receiving end of new houses that will replace the old mud structures that they have called home.

Mthatha - Work is underway on a project that will see a new community created in the Eastern Cape by the end of the year.

Pretoria - The South African Police Service is interrogating the findings of the Auditor-General's report with regards to the 10111 call centres.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will over the next two days officially hand over brand new schools to villages at Libode and Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape.

Pretoria - The increased requirements for health and safety are one of the threats to African products in international markets, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Rustenburg - All eyes will be on the Rustenburg Civic Centre in the North West province today as the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, appointed by President Jacob Zuma to probe the killing of 34 mine workers in Marikana in August, begins its work.

Rustenburg - The Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana tragedy owed it to the people of South Africa to do its work as expeditious as possible without fear or favour, Commission Chairperson and retired judge Ian Farlam said.

Rustenburg - The families of the mineworkers killed in Marikana in August should receive financial assistance from the state to attend the hearings, the Commission of Inquiry in the tragedy heard on Monday.

Johannesburg - Government will be rolling out a programme to effectively stop all forms of corrupt activities in the transport system, Transport Minister Dikobe Ben Martins announced on Monday.

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