South Africa's communications regulator has been failing to perform and allowing mobile service companies to "rip off" the poor, MPs say.
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters has told MPs that many of the country's older coal-fired power plants would be retired and "fall away around 2023".
Fictional super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes aimed to solve 100% of his cases, but SA Police Service detectives have their sights set much lower.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe says the names of government officials convicted of corruption will be published for the public to see.
The government has an interest in ensuring the agricultural sector is profitable, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.
The force used by Israel in its attacks on Hamas militants in Gaza is "disproportionate", the department of international relations said.
The number of rhinos poached this month could hit a new high despite the best efforts of authorities, MPs heard on Tuesday.
While the spectre of widespread mining strikes stalks the economic landscape, MPs have heard there has been an "alarming" rise in rural unemployment.
The public services select committee has heard building pit toilets in rural areas is an expensive and problem-plagued business.
Former senior spy master Barry Gilder says Western intelligence services are "actively involved" in trying to infiltrate South Africa's government.