South Africa

Pretoria - The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is expected to visit the provinces this week to assess the progress being made by municipalities in achieving clean audit outcomes by 2014.

Pretoria - The South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has urged motorists to get e-tags to avoid paying a higher rate for using the provincial toll roads.

Pretoria - In all the villages where the Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) is currently being implemented, a sense of vibrancy is evident.

Cape Town - A research co-operation initiative between Germany and South Africa can help South Africa develop more local innovations, the Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said on Monday.

Pretoria - The Board of Inquiry investigating allegations of misconduct against suspended National Police Commissioner General Bheki Cele is currently completing the process on the report of its findings.

Pretoria - The delay in the implementation of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP), was "unhelpful", Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Friday.

Pretoria - Cabinet has wished Team SA well and calls on all South Africans to support the country's Olympians at the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games.

Pretoria - Residents in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, are still prohibited from using tap water.

Pretoria - Limpopo's finances are under control and the province's cash position has improved, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Cape Town - A total of 72 tractors have so far been delivered free to black farmers as part of the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Tina Joemat-Pettersson's plan to donate 502 tractors to seven provinces.

Pretoria - A draft Bill regarding alcohol advertising in the country is being considered by the Department of Health.

Johannesburg - As directors of the World Bank are set to meet later today to make a decision on who the body's next president will be, doubt in the transparency of the process has emerged.

Pretoria - Banyana Banyana have reached the final of the 2012 CAF African Women Championship following their 1-0 win over the number one ranked Nigeria in a thrilling semi-final played at Bata Stadium in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday.

Pretoria - Newly appointed World Bank president Dr Jim Yong Kim will seek a new alignment of the World Bank group with a rapidly changing world.

Pretoria - One person was fatally injured and 19 others hurt when a temporary scaffolding structure in the Cape Town Stadium precinct collapsed before the rock band Linkin Park was due to play at a concert.

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