Gauteng is ahead of schedule to host next year's Confederations Cup and the 2010 World Cup finals, it was announced on Thursday.
Sasol has donated R1-million to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, the petroleum company said on Friday.
The retail price of petrol will drop by between 69 and 78 cents a litre next week, the Minerals and Energy Department said on Friday.
The shiny new international arrivals hall at OR Tambo International Airport was waiting to receive the first passengers on Wednesday morning.
Members of the Landless People's Movement in KwaZulu-Natal and a group of farmers have decided to stop quarrelling with each other.
The mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille, has been awarded the 2008 World Mayor prize by City Mayors, an international urban-affairs think tank.
The retail price of all grades of petrol will decrease by R1,61 a litre on Wednesday December 3, the Department of Minerals and Energy says.
Graeme Smith completed a year of huge achievement when he was named both SA Cricketer of the Year and Castle Test Cricketer of the Year on Tuesday.
South Africa's 2-1 series win over the British and Irish Lions felt as good as the country's World Cup win in 2007, according to skipper John Smit.
SA is confident that it will be ready to host the Soccer World Cup next year, but faces a challenge in transporting fans to matches.