South Africa

Pretoria - The Department of Science and Technology officially launched on Monday the 2012 National Science Week at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday announced the composition of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on the Marikana tragedy and its terms of reference.

Pretoria - Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele on Friday convened his first meeting with the National Council for Correctional Services (NCCS) in Johannesburg.

Pretoria - Government has welcomed the International Monetary Fund's assessment that South Africa has a stable and resilient economy but one that could do better, said National Treasury.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Health has made good progress towards the attainment of the goal of a long and healthy life for all South Africans, according to the department's Annual Report for the year 2011-12.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has received a preliminary report from the Presidential Task Team appointed to look into the causes of the delays in delivering textbooks to Limpopo schools.

Pretoria - Over the next twenty years South Africa will see a dramatic improvement in skills development to meet the demands of a growing economy, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Pretoria - Government will continue to maintain a presence in Marikana until all families have been provided with the necessary support and assistance required, said the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC).

Johannesburg - Government and key role players have signed an agreement that will reinforce adherence to stringent safety and health standards in the construction sector.

Pretoria - South Africa and Cyprus have strengthened relations during a bilateral meeting on Friday.

Pretoria - The Presidency says the remarks on gender roles and family made by President Jacob Zuma on the television show, People of the South, were based on the need to strengthen the family as an institution.

Pretoria - The Department of Home Affairs has finalised the adjudication of backlog applications for temporary residence permits that were at the head office's central adjudication hub.

Pretoria - The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) in Marikana today engaged several stakeholders, including families who will bury their loved ones this weekend.

Pretoria - Government and the mining sector have agreed on the need to beef up the manner in which the sector negotiates conditions of employment.

Pretoria - South Africa's Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe is in Czech Republic to co-chair the second session of the Czech - South Africa Joint Committee for Economic Cooperation.

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