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Zodidi Mhlana  JOHANNESBURG- The country's widening inequality levels and poor service delivery in impoverished communities have been identified as some of the leading underlying causes of xenophobic outbreaks in South Africa. Annah Moyo from the Centre for the Study of violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) said that there was a stronger correlation between service delivery protests and attacks on foreign nationals. "High levels...
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...
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...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- For the second time in a row, the Free State province has emerged as the country’s top performer in the 2017 matric results, obtaining 89,8%. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday announced that the overall pass rate in the National Senior Certificate including progressed learners was 75, 1%. The pass rate increased from 72.5% in 2016. Without...
Karabo Ngoepe JOHANNESBURG - A group of graduates has taken to the streets to raise money to assist children from poor backgrounds to access tertiary learning in the country. Armed with a graduation gown and an empty container, community activist John Molepo is can be seen at intersections begging for donations. The man from Soshanguve and his friends have become a...
JOHANNESBURG, February 23 - Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training Buti Manamela said on Friday that he would meet with all the parties involved in the ongoing labour dispute at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). “Today, I have finally agreed with the management and the leadership of the unions on the need for us to help the parties to...
CAPE TOWN, February 5 - South African minister of mineral resources Mosebenzi Zwane announced on Monday that his department would be handing over the newly-discovered fresh water resource in Beaufort West to the municipality. Last year, the Council for Geoscience (CGS), a statutory science council under the Department of Mineral Resources, made an unprecedented discovery of a fresh water resource in Beaufort...
By Hallie Gu and Josephine Mason BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported its first outbreak of the deadly African swine fever (ASF) on Friday, as authorities in Liaoning province in the country's northeast...
JOHANNESBURG, October 28 - Workers at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) on Monday embarked on strike action over disagreements related to - among other matters - performance management. In a statement, NSFAS) said it "can confirm that notice for the strike, in terms of Section 64 (d) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, as amended, was...
JOHANNESBURG - South Africans are paying too much for private healthcare, the country's antitrust watchdog said on Thursday, adding patients are sometimes prescribed treatments they don't need by an industry with limited competition. Presenting its findings of a four-year investigation into the sector, the Competition Commission said private health providers sometimes recommended pricey treatments unnecessarily. "This happens, for example, if a...

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