South Africa

Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for more action and less talk in the fight against crime.

Pretoria - Cabinet has noted the submission of the Global Aids Response Progress Report 2012 to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, and says that in future, all progress reports should reflect on South Africa's contribution to and investment in the area of HIV/Aids research.

Pretoria - The Departments of Water Affairs and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) will set up a task team that will work towards improving water delivery at municipal level.

Pretoria - Cabinet on Wednesday announced that it has approved the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Draft Bill for publication in the Government Gazette for public comment.

Pretoria - The National Council for Gender-based Violence, which will lead and monitor the implementation of a 365 Days Plan of Action against gender-based violence for Children and People with Disabilities, will be launched on Saturday.

Pretoria - Police have been commended for their collaborative efforts with stakeholders and their intelligence gathering which have contributed to the decrease in some crime categories.

Pretoria - Over three million people have shown confidence in Gauteng's primary health care (PHC) facilities by making use of clinics as the first port of call, says Provincial Department of Health MEC, Hope Papo.

Pretoria - South Africa is looking for a resolution to counter the impact of the decision by United Kingdom retailers to import wine from South Africa in bulk and bottle it in the UK.

Pretoria - South Africa's local government is quite stable and has achieved more in terms of accelerating service delivery in the country, says South African Local Government Association (SALGA) boss Xolile George.

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma is considering a 5.5% increase for public office bearers recommended by the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers, the commission's chairperson Judge Willie Seriti said today.

Pretoria - The Gauteng provincial government has developed a new strategic plan that aims to reduce HIV infections by half and initiate 80% of eligible people on antiretroviral treatment.

Pretoria - Police have recovered drugs worth about R100 million at drug laboratories at two Johannesburg homes, leading to the arrest of five people.

Pretoria - Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula will officially open Ekhaya - Home away from Home - in London today, ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games kick-off on Friday in London.

Pretoria - The North West Department of Health has opened an investigation into how a 43-year-old male patient managed to stab three patients at Zeerust Hospital.

Pretoria - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is encouraged by the enthusiasm and commitment shown by principals and curriculum advisors in Limpopo, despite the difficulties they are facing.