South Africa

Pretoria - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has, on behalf of the South African Government, applied to the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal against the court interdict stopping e-tolling on Gauteng's roads.

Pretoria - The United Nations and the Syrian Government have concluded an agreement that is intended to form the basis of a protocol that will govern the work of an advanced team of observers.

Mbombela - A total of 5 300 low cost houses will be built in Mpumalanga's impoverished local municipalities through the People's Housing Process (PHP).

Pretoria - Cabinet has joined in the chorus of praise for Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on her election as Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC).

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe continues his working visit to Ghana today, with a host of meetings and discussions which might see, amongst others, the two countries cooperating in the energy sector.

Pretoria - The 2010 Soccer World Cup infrastructure and rapid rail system, the Gautrain, have demonstrated South Africa's capacity to deliver, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Pretoria - Officials have once again appealed to the public to help fight the scourge of rhino poaching in South Africa.

Pretoria - Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, on Thursday met with City of Johannesburg and Johannesburg Water officials to discuss the Diepsloot drinking water situation.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has assured Ghana of South Africa's support and loyal friendship and hopes that the two countries use this friendship to cooperate in addressing the challenges facing the continent and in the international arena.

Cape Town - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu paid tribute to the thousands of people who had fought for a better South Africa as he accepted the Order of Vasco Nunez de Balboa under the Great Cross Degree from Panama.

Johannesburg - Government has repatriated the remains of a Khoisan man, Klaas Pienaar and his wife Trooi, from Austria.

Pretoria - Government is investigating various funding models for ensuring the success of the R3.2 trillion infrastructure development plan, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Pretoria - The village of Nkandla will be alive with celebrations this weekend as a new bride is welcomed into the Zuma household.

Boksburg - South Africa should take advantage of government's massive infrastructure programme with support from all sectors.

Thohoyandou - Deputy Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Obed Bapela, has called on community members to refrain from destroying government-owned property.