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JOHANNESBURG, May 18 - The health department in KwaZulu-Natal province is mourning the death of a young doctor in a collision on his way to work. It said Dr. Ndyeboyesizwe Nondonga, who worked at Eshowe hospital, died on Wednesday when his vehicle collided with a truck on the UThukela bridge between Mandeni and KwaDukuza on the N2 highway. Nondonga had graduated...
JOHANNESBURG, January 4 – The National Students Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) said on Thursday it would not be reopening applications for funding for the 2018 academic year, but would work with tertiary institutions to assist students who failed to do so in time. South African universities are scrambling to manage the influx of students who have flocked in to register...
JOHANNESBURG, February 26 - Fund manager Vunani said on Tuesday its subsidiary Telos had concluded a deal to acquire 67 percent of Metropolitan Life Swaziland for R55 million, subject to regulatory approval. The remaining balance of 33 percent will continue to be held by Eswatini Development and Savings Bank which originally invested in MetLife Swaziland in 2010. Vunani said the acquisition...
POLOKWANE, November 22 - An armed robbery at the Letaba Hospital residence that saw three doctors shot and injured by men who entered the doctors’ residence in the early hours of Thursday morning has impacted badly on the province, jeopardising 24-hour health care. “The healthcare system in Limpopo is under attack and crime intelligence needs to be placed in all...
CAPE TOWN, December 14 - As holidaymakers get ready to take to the country’s roads over the festive season, psychiatrists have warned not only of the tragic consequences of road accident fatalities but also the potential life-long impact due to traumatic brain injury for accident survivors. With deaths from road accident injuries in South Africa about double the global average...
CAPE TOWN, March 7 - Day Zero will not occur in 2018 and this means taps will stay open, provided Cape Town residents continue consuming water at current levels and there is decent rainfall, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday. Maimane was speaking at a press briefing at the party’s federal head office in Cape Town. "Just less...
Zodidi Mhlana The City of Johannesburg’s Group Forensic and Investigations Services has launched an investigation following an attempted break - in at Ennerdale clinic during the weekend. MMC for Health and Social Development, Dr Mpho Phalatse in the City said that this failed burglary comes after a computer and a blood pressure machine were recently stolen from the same clinic. Phalatse said...
JOHANNESBURG, December 29 (ANA) – Umalusi, the South African Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, on Friday said it has approved the “credible” results of the 2017 matric examinations which will be officially released on January 4. “Having studied all the evidence presented, and having noted that there were no systemic irregularities reported that might have compromised the...
JOHANNESBURG, September 21 - Tanzania has suspended broadcasting of family planning advertisements by a US-funded project, a health ministry letter showed, a fortnight after President John Magufuli said family planning was for those “too lazy to take care of their children”, the East African reported. The letter signed by the permanent secretary in the ministry covering health and gender issues...
JOHANNESBURG, February 26 - Dr Sipho Kabane has been formally appointed a chief executive officer and registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes after acting in the position for a year, the organisation said on Tuesday. The CMS is an autonomous statutory body created by parliament to regulate medical schemes in South Africa. "The appointment of Dr Kabane comes at a critical...

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