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For the country to overcome inequality, South Africans must reach consensus on workers' wages and executive pay and get on with speeding up job creation, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said during a Parliamentary debate on income inequality.
More access to female condoms, protection of commercial sex workers, and provision of HIV information for rural women were some of the requests given to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as South Africa marked World Aids Day.
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced a wage increase for South Africa's domestic workers, effective from 1 December, and appealed to employers to be fair to a category of workers who form an integral part of the economy.
Fifa is to give away over 120 000 World Cup tickets to 20 000 stadium construction workers and thousands of youngsters involved in community programmes aligned with the Ticket Fund initiative - a first in the 80-year history of the tournament.
South Africa's successful bid to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup has proven to be a major catalyst for positive development in country - particularly for the construction industry.
South Africa has launched a public-private partnership that will provide retirement packages for around one million domestic workers across the country.
The government says it will settle all outstanding pension and compensation claims from Lesotho migrant workers who were employed in South Africa's mines.
South Africa has a new category of public servant. Community development workers will help the government with service delivery by improving communication and helping local people to access services to which they are entitled.