South Africa

Pretoria - The Presidency on Thursday issued a statement to address reports by some media houses, which it says erroneously claim he "refused to go to the scene of the shooting" in Marikana.

Pretoria - Cabinet has encouraged learners in matric to apply for admission to the post-schooling institutions of their choice now, rather than wait, said acting Cabinet spokesperson,
Phumla Williams on Friday.

Pretoria - South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has appealed for support as she prepared to take over the African Union Commission, saying her new role in the AU presents "a great responsibility" not only for her but for all women in the continent.

Pretoria - Cabinet has noted the planned operation and maintenance shutdown of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project between the months of October and November.

Pretoria - Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula has poured praise on Cameron van der Burgh for scooping South Africa's first gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Pretoria - Cabinet has sent its well wishes to the national cricket team as they prepare for the upcoming International Cricket Council World Twenty20 tournament.

Pretoria - Government has noted that some members of the media have been asking departments to provide information concerning their involvement or financial contribution to the Nkandla Development Project.

Pretoria - Cabinet has noted the recommendation adopted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) concerning HIV and Aids and the World of Work (Recommendation No. 200).

Pretoria - Home Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will tomorrow pay a visit to Bulwer in KwaZulu-Natal to support the families of the school children who died in a bakkie accident.

Pretoria - Eskom will conduct more maintenance work in the upcoming summer season, placing the system under more pressure, Eskom chief executive Brian Dames said on Monday.

Cape Town - South Africans have been given the chance to name the country's two new universities, which are set to be built in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape.

Pretoria - Cabinet has taken note of National Treasury's release of proposals to help South Africans save for retirement.

East London - Collaboration, innovation and integration will be crucial in government rendering quality services to citizens.

Pretoria - Gauteng women in agriculture were today honoured for their meaningful contribution towards job creation, inclusive economic growth and food security.

Marikana - A memorial service was held today in the North West province, where those who lost their lives in the Marikana tragedy were remembered.