The government has reversed its announcement that only nationals can work in the country, saying employment regulations "will be discussed later".
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe voiced his support for Russia, describing Western sanctions against Moscow as "illegal".
Lesotho may head to the polls soon in an attempt to restore political stability, as the country's leadership crisis appears to be intensifying.
Treasury has said it will be allocating support funding to state-owned power utility Eskom to "help relieve the impact on electricity consumers".
New Zealand have beaten SA - crushing the teams' dream of wanting to win to cap celebrations for captain Jean de Villiers 100th Test.
Researchers in Japan have conducted the first ever surgery using 'iPS' stem cells - harvested from skin cells - on a woman's retina.
Judge Thokozile Masipa on Thursday found Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder, but left the door open for a conviction on manslaughter.
The influx of people needing to be treated for Ebola has put strain on health services in West Africa, with workers having to turn patients away.
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has dropped flyhalf Morné Steyn, opting for newcomer Handré Pollard for the All Blacks Rugby Championship clash.
Lesotho's coalition leaders, who met Jacob Zuma following an attempted coup, have been given two days to agree on a date to open Parliament.