Wildcat strikes at platinum, gold, coal, diamond, chrome and iron ore mines continued across a number of provinces.
Although crime remains a serious concern, the South African Police Service shared some of its lighter moments of 2010 with the public.
The agreement to which SA was a signatory at the UN climate-change talks last week is "not acceptable", Environment Minister Buyelwa Sonjica says.
Billy Rautenbach was served with papers related to the affairs of the Hyundai group during his appearance at the trial of Jackie Selebi on Thursday.
Witness Martin Flint told the Jackie Selebi trial on Friday how he cashed cheques for Glenn Agliotti marked "c.o.p" or "chief" on the stubs.
Glenn Agliotti approached then Director of Public Prosecutions Bulelani Ngcuka about Billy Rautenbach's tax issues, the court heard on Friday.
Morne Harmse was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment by the high court in Johannesburg on Thursday for killing of a schoolboy with a sword.
Judge Nkola Motata will on Wednesday afternoon be handed his sentence for drunken driving in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.
The Rea Vaya coaches were the new celebrities in town as they completed their first journey from central Johannesburg to Soweto on Sunday.
Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has called for South African investment in his country, saying SA companies understood the environment.