South Africa

Pretoria - Since its inception, the Presidential Hotline continues to change the lives of ordinary citizens, while making government more accessible.

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has wished the Hindu community a happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year.

Pretoria - The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) says the runway at OR Tambo has been temporarily closed after a tyre burst and a wheel caught fire on a chartered MD82 flight, operated by Global Aviation.

Pretoria - South Africa has sent condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the tragic bus accident in Switzerland, where 28 people - including 22 children aged around 12 - lost their lives.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Local Government and Housing has appealed for co-operation in its efforts to resolve the matter of the illegal sale of land in Lenasia South.

Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says police in Mbekweni, near Paarl in the Western Cape need to intensify their operations and shut down illegally-operating shebeens in the area.

Malalane - A four-day workshop starts in Mpumalanga's flood prone Nkomazi area on Wednesday to show residents how to protect themselves against floods.

Pretoria - The Home Affairs Ministry has noted the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal, on Monday, to reserve judgement on the appeal brought by the IFP and COPE on the matter of the Dalai Lama.

Pretoria - The Western Cape is slowly moving towards boosting Industrial Development Zones (IDZs), Economic Development MEC Alan Winde says.

Pretoria - South African enterprises are proving their mettle by showcasing their abilities and experiences gained over the course of hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup at the Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) currently taking place in Brazil.

Pretoria - The Department of Social Development in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will on Wednesday launch the State of the World Population Report.

Pretoria - Investment on the continent must be evenly distributed to benefit not only the rich but the poor too - given the high levels of inequity on the continent, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday.

Cape Town - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has urged South Africans of all ages to go for HIV testing at least once a year.

Pretoria - Telkom services in the Mountainview and Suiderberg areas in Pretoria have been disrupted following an incident of multiple cable theft in the Daspoort exchange area.

Pretoria - Matric candidates who intend to sit for the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations in October have until today to register.

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