South Africa

Pretoria - Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is due to mark National Child Labour Day in Stellenbosch this morning, where she is expected to put illegal child labour practices in the spotlight.

Pretoria - One of the major shortcomings in the implementation of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) was the over-emphasis on diversity of ownership and senior management.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to Henry "Squire" Makgothi, describing him as national hero and outstanding leader.

Pretoria - Correctional Services Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula will immediately begin considering placing on parole the 385 prisoners who were sentenced to life before the introduction of the 20

Pretoria - Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi has called on Twitter users not to be duped by impersonators on the popular social media platform.

Pretoria - Ambassador Jerry Matthews Matjila has been appointed acting Director General of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Pretoria - Petrol prices are set to hit motorists hard when they increase by 54 cents a litre next Wednesday.

Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) collected R647.2 billion in tax revenue - R2 billion more than what was targeted in the 2011 budget, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Frid

Pretoria - The South African Air Force is the proud new owner of the upgraded Rooivalk combat support helicopter. Rooivalk Mark 1 is now ready for operational duties.

Pretoria - About 100 000 commemorative stamps depicting the Sumbandila satellite are now available countrywide at a cost of R2.50 each.

Pretoria - Police have arrested another member of their Crime Intelligence Unit in connection with the 1999 murder of Oupa Abel Ramogibe.

Polokwane - An amount of R452 million will be spent over the next year on the preventative maintenance of Limpopo's roads.

Pretoria - The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) has recommended 1 May 2011 as the implementation date of the Companies Act.

Pretoria - The Department of Home Affairs has stressed that there will be no charge for those applying for their identity documents for the first time.

Pretoria - Residents living near the country's borders need to be mobilised to help authorities fight crime, says Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu.