10 December 2012 - As South Africans prepare for a well-deserved festive season break, the Department of Social Development has called upon all South Africans to refrain from alcohol and drug abuse during holiday festivities.
Municipalities must deliver quality services: Baloyi
05 December 2012 - All municipalities must be equal to the task of delivering quality services to the people, said Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi.
Police prioritise crimes committed against the elderly
03 December 2012 - The South African Police Service (SAPS) says that as part of its festive season operations, police will be prioritising crimes directed at elderly persons.
Petrol price to drop
30 November 2012 - The retail price of all grades of petrol will drop by nine cents a litre from next Wednesday, the Department of Energy announced on Friday.
More teachers to be trained in maths, science
30 November 2012 - The recruitment and training of teachers in the critical subjects is set to improve, thanks to an initiative by the Department of Basic Education in partnership with the Independent Schools Association of South Africa (ISASA) and Investec.
State Security welcomes NCOP's decision on info bill
30 November 2012 - The Ministry of State Security has welcomed the passing of the Protection of State Information Bill by the National Council of Provinces.
S Africans urged to spend wisely over Christmas
29 November 2012 - The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has urged the public to be money wise over the festive season. With a few weeks to go until the bonus payouts for the year, the regulator said most consumers are already drawing up shopping lists in anticipation of the December break.
Dti withdraws change to BEE codes
29 November 2012 - The Department of Trade and Industry has withdrawn proposed changes to the Broad - Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) codes on socio-economic development
Two magistrates to be removed from office
29 November 2012 - Two magistrates are to be dismissed and another will be suspended as well as have his salary held back.
Successful matric examinations wrap up
29 November 2012 - The Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has praised all those involved in ensuring that the 2012 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations were successful and without any major hiccups.
Govt introduces online portal for heritage site
29 November 2012 - For the first time ever, South Africans are now able to air their views online regarding the protection of their cultural heritage.
Professor Gerwel passes away
28 November 2012 - Professor Jakes Gerwel has passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning at age 66. He is believed to have died at the Kuilsriver Hospital after undergoing heart surgery.
Report discrimination, urges Home Affairs
28 November 2012 - The Department of Home Affairs has urged members of the public who may have been discriminated by its officials for being transgender or intersex to report such cases.
S Africans called to help reintegrate offenders
28 November 2012 - Correctional Services Minister Sibusiso Ndebele has urged South Africans to seriously consider working with government to reintegrate offenders into society once they have been released from prison.
Over 5mil returns received in 2012 tax season
27 November 2012 - A total 5.66 million income tax returns were submitted during the 2012 tax season, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS).
Whistleblowers please call
27 November 2012 - Instead of writing anonymous letters complaining about the Public Protector, Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development has urged whistleblowers to contact it.
Drivers arrested for speeding, drunk driving
08 December 2011 - More than 200 drivers have been arrested over the past week as the December holiday law enforcement operations on the country's roads intensify.