One in eight people around the globe is chronically undernourished, says the United Nations's food agencies in their latest report on food insecurity.
Anglo American Platinum's operations were shut after workers stayed away following violence caused by union tension, say a spokesperson and police.
Three transport unions have agreed to abandon their industrial action but Satawu, which represents about 28 000 workers, says it will continue.
Nersa has cut the increase in electricity tariffs for Eskom to 16% for the 2012/2013 financial year from the previously approved hike of 25.9%.
Ministers fought to save UN climate talks from collapse, searching to narrow differences between rich and poor nations over fighting global warming.
The National Union of Mineworkers will meet negotiators in a bid to avert a wage strike that could hurt the world's second largest producer.
The NUM is meeting with Impala Platinum to avoid a possible wage strike which could hurt the world's second-largest platinum producer.
Numsa has denied it reached a wage deal with steel and engineering firms and says the strike has not been called off.
Transnet said it was open to working with private companies to accelerate its expansion plan but would be cautious about any deals it signs.
ArcelorMittal South Africa has decided to join Kumba Iron Ore in its legal case against Imperial Crown Trading.