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Health and Education

Health and Education

Ayanda Mdluli The provincial healthcare sector in Limpopo is on the brink of collapse and is failing scores of people from impoverished communities.   Communities who are in desperate need of nutritionists have not been absorbed into the system and are instead languishing at home in the pits of unemployment despite being registered healthcare professionals with regulatory industry bodies. This despite a...
JOHANNESBURG, March 2 (ANA) - Fees must fall student activist Mcebo Dlamini is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday, facing charges of violating a court order, public violence, assault, theft, and damage to property. The charges against the University of the Witwatersrand student emanate from fees protests in 2016. In September, Dlamini engaged a new lawyer, Khathutshelo Mathibe...
Ayanda Mdluli JOHANNESBURG- FairPlay, an advocacy group against the dumping of imported goods in SA has revealed how South African consumers face serious health risks from imported chicken, and are misled by retailers who stock incorrectly labelled imports which may also have been thawed, re-worked and refrozen before it reaches the shelves, leading to dangerously high bacterial levels. Recently, issues...
PARLIAMENT, February 7 - In his second State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa laid out the government's main priorities, with accelerating inclusive growth and job creation being top of the list. "These are tasks that will underpin everything that we do this year," Ramaphosa said in the speech, delivered three months before the first national elections of the...
DAKAR - Thirteen new cases of Ebola were confirmed on Wednesday in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo - one of the highest daily counts since the start of the outbreak in July, the health ministry said. "It's pretty exceptional," health ministry spokeswoman Jessica Ilunga said, commenting on the data published in its daily bulletin on the epidemic. Attacks by armed groups...
ABUJA, May 23 - A cholera outbreak has killed 12 people and may have infected at least 134 others in the northeast Nigerian state of Adamawa, a medical official said on Wednesday. "So far 12 people have died from the disease and there are many more cases", said Ezra Sakawa, medical director of the general hospital for Mubi, the town where the disease has struck. "We have...
DURBAN, June 23 - KwaZulu-Natal education MEC Kwazi Mshengu on Sunday expressed concern about the spate of violent incidents at schools in the Efolweni area, south of Durban. This followed the latest incident in which two security guards were shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the early hours of Saturday morning at Folweni High School, the education department said...
By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the annual U.N. climate talks next month, repeating a strategy that infuriated global-warming...
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...
GOMA, DRC - When medics tried to reach Ebola patients in a village in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent surge in violence, they were blocked by men wielding machetes and axes. Worried about being kidnapped, they turned back, the latest in a series of setbacks in their attempts to contain the central African country's worst outbreak...


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