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CAPE TOWN, October 26 - The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development (DID) says a pilot involving the use of drones is proving very successful in helping the department monitor its building projects. The drone programme was launched in Etwatwa, Benoni, in May this year and has changed the way the DID monitors and delivers its building projects such as new schools, clinics, libraries,...
JOHANNESBURG, January 4 – The University of Witwatersrand (Wits) on Thursday, said that they would not be accepting any further applications for the 2018 academic year. “Wits University has finalised its applications for the 2018 academic year, and will not be accepting any further applications for the first semester intake,” Wits spokesperson Schalk Mouton said in a statement. “The closing date...
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...
JOHANNESBURG, January 8 - Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Tuesday that they were ready for the start of the 2019 academic year despite late applications. "We are experiencing a high number at our district offices of new people applying for the first time," said Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi during a media briefing at the GDE offices in Johannesburg. Lesufi said...
CAPE TOWN, February 7 - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the biggest union in South African gold mines, said on Wednesday that it was saddened that two mineworkers who were trapped underground at Sibanye-Stillwater's Kloof mine had died. The two workers were trapped underground in the early hours of Wednesday at Kloof's Ikamva 4 Shaft in Johannesburg following a fall...
JOHANNESBURG, April 12 - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said on Thursday online applications for 2019 grade one and eight learners will open on Monday 16 April and that foreign learners were allowed to apply for school places in the province. "We have modernised this system, it will take parents less than five minutes,". "There will be a drop button that will ask for...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- Free State education MEC, Tate Makgoe has commended the class of 2017 for its excellent performance in the matric examinations, citing hard work behind their success. The Free State was a top performer for the second time in row in matric results after obtaining 89,8% in 2017. However, this was a decline compared to the 93, 2%...
LUANDA/CHICAGO - Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control. Born in a poor neighbourhood of Angola’s capital Luanda, the 10-month old boy has microcephaly, a birth defect marked by a small head and serious developmental problems. He still can’t sit upright and has difficulty...
CAPE TOWN, June 26 - A seven-year battle with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has left legendary French HIV expert Dr Francoise Louis with no choice but to leave the country. “It was the 21st of May 2001, I remember it well,” said Louis about being the first doctor to prescribe life-saving anti-HIV drugs to a patient at...
JOHANNESBURG, May 4 (Reuters) - South Africa's drought-stricken southwest, where the city of Cape Town is situated, is expected to continue experiencing higher temperatures, the weather service said on Friday. The first winter downpour is expected to slightly replenish reservoirs dried by the region's worst drought in a century, a dry spell that has scorched farms and hit tourism. Higher-than-normal rainfall days for the winter are...

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