South Africa

Pretoria - Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale reshuffled his Provincial Executive Council on Tuesday, bringing in four new MECs.

Pretoria - North West MEC for Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison, Desbo Mohono, has challenged department officials on lower levels to enrol for Adult Basic Education Training (ABET), saying it was the right thing to do.

Cape Town - Minister in the Presidency: National Planning Commission Trevor Manuel on Wednesday addressed MPs at a workshop in Parliament on the National Development Plan, which details a number of key drivers of change in the country.

East London - The Eastern Cape economy will suffer a huge blow if urgent steps are not taken to stop the decline of industrialisation in the province.

Pietermaritzburg - The KwaZulu-Natal provincial economy is healthy and has shown strong growth for about 18 months, says Premier Zweli Mkhize.

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says more work must be done to enhance the oversight mechanism of legislatures around the world.

Cape Town - Co-operatives are still failing in large numbers, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe said today, but new institutions would help to vamp up support to the sector.

Pretoria - Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi says police should leave no stone unturned in investigating the cause of death of Thami Tukani, the Naledi municipal manager.

Pretoria - Gauteng MEC for Health and Social Development Ntombi Mekgwe has expressed shock at the stabbing of a community service nurse at Sterkfontein Hospital last night.

Pretoria - All eyes will be on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan when he tables the 2012 National Budget tomorrow.

Pretoria - MEC for Education Grizelda Cjiekella has been appointed acting Premier of the Northern Cape while Hazel Jenkins recovers in hospital.

Pretoria - The Gauteng provincial government is dealing with the challenges in the province's Health Department and expects to see the results of its interventions in the comings months, says Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

Johannesburg - The Department of Local Government and Housing in Gauteng has made a submission to the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) for the establishment of a single-tier system of local government in the province.

Centurion - Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has opened the province's first school built entirely from alternative construction technologies.

Pretoria - Operations are almost back to normal at OR Tambo International Airport after the runway was temporarily closed when a tyre burst and a wheel caught fire on a chartered MD82 flight, operated by Global Aviation, earlier this morning.

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