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Health and Education

Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng education department authorities are scheduled to meet with a group of disgruntled parents who are opposed to the appointment of a new black principal at Noordgesig primary school. The meeting which is set for Tuesday comes after parents at the school protested last week Friday, claiming that they were not consulted about the new appointment. Provincial education...
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...
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...
JOHANNESBURG, August 16 - KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo on Thursday expressed his satisfaction with the commitment of management and staff of Charles Johnson Memorial (CJM) Hospital in Nquthu after his unannounced visit. MEC Dhlomo was at the official opening of Inkosi Thathezakhe Clinic in Nquthu when he decided to make a turn at CJM Hospital. “It is very encouraging...
DURBAN, February 6 – Student Mlungisi Madonsela, who was shot and killed outside the Durban University of Technology’s Steve Biko campus on Tuesday, died “a painful but revolutionary death,” the Economic Freedom Fighters’ DUT student leader has said. EFF student command (EFFSC) and SRC leader at DUT, Sesiyande Godlimpi, told media on Wednesday that Madonsela was “a fighter who died...
Karabo Ngoepe JOHANNESBURG- As the festive season fully kicks in, traffic officials throughout the country are battling to deal with drunk driving, speeding and un-roadworthy vehicles. The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said scores of motorists have been arrested on South African roads for drunken driving and speeding since the start of the festive season. Spokesperson Simon Zwane said their operations...
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...
SCHWEIZER-RENEKE, January 10 - The principal of Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke must also be suspended pending a probe into a racial incident at the school, irate parents said on Thursday. "The principal must be suspended," they told North West Education member of the executive council (MEC) Sello Lehari. Lehari was at the school to further investigate an alleged racial incident after a picture...
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...


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