There is "merit" in carrying out some fracking for shale gas in the Karoo, environmental affairs director-general Nosipho Ngcaba says.
The chairperson of Parliament's portfolio committee on police has questioned the integrity and competence of South African Police Service management.
One big drought in the Vaal River catchment area over the next eight years could jeopardise the region's agricultural and industrial output.
The African Ministers' Council says a failure to invest in water infrastructure is holding back the economies of many sub-Saharan countries.
FF+ leader Pieter Mulder gave the hornet's nest on land ownership a poke when he said "bantu-speakers" had no historical claim to 40% of the country.
The international board members of the SKA radio telescope will meet on April 4 to decide whether the site will be built in SA or in Australia.
President Jacob Zuma has urged delegates at the UN climate summit in Durban to work for an outcome that was "fair and credible".
South African politicians joined hundreds of people who marched outside Parliament to protest against the controversial secrecy Bill.
The rate of new HIV infections continues to outpace prevention efforts, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday.
Saccawu said on Wednesday while they support foreign investment in South Africa, the Walmart-Massmart merge could cost the country a number of jobs.