The ANC intends to speed up its land redistribution programme ahead of local government elections, sparking fears from economists and farming groups.
Stance on ivory trade in Africa is not unified, with some countries calling for a global ban although others are open to elephant ivory trade.
Wits University in Jo'burg will remain closed on Monday as student protests continue - despite a promise by President Jacob Zuma that fees won't rise.
Elephants in South Africa are being trained to sniff our explosives, poachers and landmines in what is called the art of "bio-detection".
Lifting ivory and rhino horn trade bans could translate to an economic turnaround for Africa, where the black market for animal products is thriving.
Three years of labour upheaval and a political push for safety and better wages have set in motion a drive to mechanise platinum mines.
SA government believes 300 South Africans were visiting the Lagos church, but it was not clear how many were on the spot when the tragedy struck.
On the eastern arm of the platinum belt, a battle for supremacy is brewing between Amcu and the National Union of Mineworkers.
Mining firms faced the logistical challenge of contacting 70 000 miners around the country when they decided to sidestep Amcu in wage negotiations.
The ongoing strike in the platinum belt is having a detrimental effect on the pockets of not only miners, but the community at large.