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PRETORIA, December 16 – Government will increase subsidies to universities from 0.68 percent to one percent of GDP over the next five years as recommended by the Heher Commission of Inquiry into higher education and training, and in line with comparable economies to address the overall gross underfunding of the sector, the presidency said on Saturday. This would be done...
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Drugmakers in Africa's largest pharmaceutical market may be asked to pay a "backlog fee" to help clear a pipeline of medicines waiting years for approval, according to a proposal being considered by South Africa's new industry regulator. Delays for hundreds of medicines have kept the latest treatments off South African shelves and hampered the fight against...
Karabo Ngoepe PRETORIA-The Tshwane University of Technology has announced that it still has some space for the 2018 academic year. The university has however urged all prospective students to apply online and not visit the campuses. “There is currently still a limited number of space available in courses at the Polokwane, eMalahleni, Soshanguve, GaRankuwa, Mbombela, Arcadia and Pretoria Campuses. The University has...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- A young woman who attempted suicide after being gang raped is receiving psychological help according to close friends. This week it emerged that the woman who works as a customer service representative at MultiChoice was raped by her a colleague. However, it has been clarified that her colleague did not rape her. The deputy chairperson of the Economic Freedom...
JOHANNESBURG, January 18 - Retail firm Dis-Chem said on Thursday approximately 760 employees had gone on strike over unpaid bonuses at its Midrand distribution centre and head office but trading and operations at its 131 stores were not affected. The company said the workers comprised less than six percent of its workforce and were affiliated to the National Union of Public...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- Capricorn TVET college on Thursday morning was forced to suspend registration process at its Polokwane campus after six students were injured during a stampede. Spokesperson for the college, Tumelo Morobi said that the stampede occurred when over 1000 prospective students became uncontrollable at the gates. “I just got to the campus and there was an influx of students outside...
Zodidi Mhlana Johannesburg- Despite the strides that South Africa has made over the past decades to improve its public healthcare, some believe the system is still in the doldrums. Lobby group Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Secretary General Anele Yawa said a critical shortage of doctors, nurses, inadequate resources and exorbitant drug prices were crippling the sector. “The public health system is broken,...
JOHANNESBURG, January 30 - Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Tuesday that all implicated teachers and officials involved in the Reiger Park High School sex scandal have been removed from the school and an investigation has begun against the principal. "The difficulty is that we need the victims to work with us," the MEC said during a briefing at the school. The...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- The Gauteng education department on Monday said that appropriate actions will be taken against Eldorado Park Secondary school teachers who have embarked on a go slow. Concerned parents said that there has been no effective teaching and learning taking place at the school because of the go slow. The teachers who have embarked on a go-slow only started reporting for duty...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- Despite the strides that South Africa has made over the past years to improve education, problems existing within the sector are hampering the delivery of quality education according to the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu). The country’s largest teachers’ union, Sadtu said that problems of overcrowded classrooms and violence against teachers are some of the serious issues...


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