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JOHANNESBURG, September 30- President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday launch the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum (HSACF),  a collaboration aimed at preventing, detecting and prosecute fraud and corruption in the industry, his office said on Monday. The forum was established after the signing of a compact last year which mandated the government and social partners to work together in reforming South Africa's...
PORT ELIZABETH, September 25 - The Eastern Cape health department on Wednesday condemned the latest attack on an ambulance crew and a student in Port Elizabeth Department spokesman, Sizwe Kupelo said the paramedics and a student, who was an intern with the crew, were accosted and robbed of a cellphone by two unknown armed men on Tuesday. Kupelo said they were...
CAPE TOWN, August 28 - The Western Cape department of social development has urged the public to comment on the draft South African standard for the manufacturing of washable, reusable sanitary towels. In a statement, the department said the standard covers the requirements and test methods for washable, reusable sanitary towels for external use and that the standard does not...
JOHANNESBURG, August 27 - Government has conveyed its condolences to the friends and family of a veteran television journalist and eNCA director of news Ben Said. The television channel announced that Said drowned on Monday afternoon while on holiday with his family in Mozambique. "Said was one of the country’s best television journalists having joined ETV during the channel’s early days...
PRETORIA, August 21 - The Gauteng health department on Wednesday said it was "thoroughly" probing the death of a newborn baby at the notorious Mamelodi Day Hospital in Pretoria, after the mother, a Zimbabwean national, was allegedly mistreated by nurses and forced to give birth whilst standing up. "Upon learning about the incident, the Tshwane District Health management reacted swiftly...
PRETORIA, July 7 - Mandla Maseko, who could have been the first black African in space, died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday night, his family said. "Maseko - popularly known as Spaceboy and Afronaut - beat 1 million people to become one of 23 people who won a seat sponsored by the Axe Apollo Space Academy on an hour-long...
DURBAN, June 23 - KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Kwazi Mshengu on Sunday expressed concern about the spate of violent incidents at schools in the Efolweni area, south of Durban. This followed the latest incident in which two security guards were shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the early hours of Saturday morning at Folweni High School, the education department said...
JOHANNESBURG, June 24 - Gauteng residents began the last week of June facing the triple challenges of freezing temperatures, water supply cuts and power outages in various parts of the province. In the south of Gauteng, the province, SA Weather Services warned of extreme cold on Monday, with overnight temperatures dipping to their lowest so in 2019. SA Weather said temperatures...
DURBAN, June 14 - South Africa has committed to reinvigorating the response to the HIV/Aids epidemic, delegates at the country’s 9th Aids conference heard on Friday. The message formed part of the closing plenary at the four-day conference, which heard much about how “donor fatigue” and societal complacency had hampered the fight against the disease. The eThekwini Declaration, the culmination of decisions...
URBAN, June 13 – The results of a clinical study that will provide evidence about the potential link between three female contraceptives and an increased risk in HIV infection will be released at the 9th South African Aids Conference in Durban on Thursday afternoon. The Evidence for Contraceptive Options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) study started in 2015, with trials eventually...


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