South Africa

Cullinan - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday officially launched the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP), which is premised on promoting good health and providing the necessary services to learners in some of the country's neediest schools.

Pretoria - The Marikana Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on Thursday met with stakeholders from traditional and religious sectors ahead of finalising the report to be submitted to Cabinet on the Marikana tragedy.

Cape Town - Delegates at a fishing safety conference praised a South African negotiating team which helped seal an agreement which when ratified will provide added safety to tens of thousands of fishermen around the world.

Cullinan - Whilst acknowledging that the subject of sex makes some parents uncomfortable, President Jacob Zuma says parents need to face the reality that some learners are sexually active.

Pretoria - Cabinet has expressed concern over the lawlessness, violence and intimidation that it says has continued to mar the democratic right of workers to strike.

Johannesburg - University applications will be better managed and the number of walk-ins at universities reduced, thanks to establishment of a 'Clearing House' which was announced by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande.

Pretoria - In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, President Jacob Zuma says girls must be taught their rights to give them the power to make meaningful decisions about their future.

Pretoria - There is a need to improve the current status of the estuaries across South Africa, including the seriously deteriorating water quality, Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi said on Thursday.

Pretoria - An announcement on the roll-out of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) will be made very soon, says acting Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Richard Baloyi.

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved the submission of the Draft Dangerous Weapons Bill to Parliament.

Pretoria - Cabinet has noted with concern the developments that have unfolded at South African Airways (SAA).

Pretoria - As the final exams draw nearer for this year's matrics, top ranking officials have wished the class of 2012 well ahead of the arduous task.

Pretoria - Cabinet has noted with concern the unfortunate international macro-economic outlook, which has not left South Africa unscathed.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will today launch the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP) in Tshwane, which will ensure that learners have access to primary health care services.

Pretoria - Cabinet has added its voice to the many condolences that have poured in for the family of the late struggle veteran, Zwelakhe Sisulu.

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