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CAPE TOWN, February 7 - President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday that the government was concerned about developments that have erupted on some campuses of tertiary institutions this week, especially reports of violence and intimidation. This comes amid a turbulent week at various universities across the country after students embarked on a protest demanding housing and that institutions register those with...
GUOGEZHUANG, China/BEIJING - China will adjust its rules on controlling the spread of African swine fever to keep pork supplies stable, said an official on Friday, even as the country reported the first cases of the disease to be discovered in its capital. The highly contagious disease was found on two farms in a southwestern district of sprawling Beijing. At a...
(Reuters Health) - Many women who follow initial breast cancer treatment with five years of hormone therapy to keep tumors at bay may still experience new malignancies up to two decades after their diagnosis, a study suggests. Researchers examined data from 88 clinical trials involving 62,923 women with what’s known as estrogen receptor (ER)-positive tumors, a common type of breast...
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, January 30 - Gauteng MEC of Finance Barbara Creecy gave evidence at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings on Tuesday that over R47 million was paid to NGOs to take care of mentally ill patients. Some of the NGOs at the centre of the scandal which saw patients moved from Life Esidimeni to NGOs, have however claimed that they were...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- Munashe Nkhoma's plans of continuing with his studies are in limbo because he is undocumented in South Africa. Over the past three months, Nkhoma, 18, has been forced to sit at home and do nothing until his documentation problems are sorted. The teenager is among hundreds of young mostly school children who are stateless as they have no citizenship. Even...
CAPE TOWN, November 30 (ANA) – On Sunday, December 3, it is exactly 50 years since South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first successful human-to-human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital. The feat put the hospital in the world’s spotlight and turned Barnard into a celebrity, who went on to be feted across the globe for the...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- The Limpopo High court will on Tuesday morning hear a case of a grade 10 pupil who was recently expelled from school over his hair length. A Limpopo school has been taken to court after Kamegelo Kekana, 16, was expelled from school last week Thursday because of his hair. Hoerskool Piet Potgieter school has been accused of violating the learner’s...
JOHANNESBURG, March 7 – The recent mass poisoning of vultures in Mozambique is threatening several species with extinction. The Vultures Conservation Fund (VCF) reported that 87 vultures were poisoned in Mozambique and their remains were found near that of a poisoned lion in the south of the country. This carnage followed the poisoning of six lions in Tanzania several weeks ago,...
NAIROBI - Soldiers arrived in southern Tanzania to oversee government management of the country's cashew nuts, local newspaper Citizen reported, a move ordered by President John Magufuli to protect farmers from low prices. International traders of cashew nuts say the move could lead to a supply shortage after Magufuli ordered a 94 percent rise in cashew nut prices last month...

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