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Health and Education

Health and Education

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...
JOHANNESBURG, February 6 - The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said on Wednesday that it is aware of sexual assault allegations levelled against a teacher at Valhalla Primary School in Centurion. "The Educator is accused of harassing approximately 23 learners at the school, he has been precautionarily removed from the school to report to the District office," the department said. The...
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, January 8 - Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says she will discuss changing hospital record systems with Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi in a bid to improve the healthcare institutions' filing systems, which she called "a problem". Dlodlo accompanied KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo to Umlazi to assess the management systems at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, commissioned...
JOHANNESBURG, January 8 - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has been informed of positive laboratory results for Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle in the Vhembe District of Limpopo. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries ministry spokesperson, Khaye Nkwanyana, on Tuesday said samples were collected during a disease investigation after reports of cattle with lameness were received. "The positive location is...
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...
JOHANNESBURG, January 8 - Global pharmaceutical company Mylan on Tuesday announced the acquisition of a manufacturing site, previously owned by Ascendis Health, for its plans to produce high-quality antiretrovirals for seven million South Africans living with HIV. Spread over an expanse of 2.34 hectares, the facility at Isando in Johannesburg has the capacity to produce regular pills, effervescent tablets, semi-solid and hard gelatin...
PRETORIA, January 6 - The basic education department (DBE) on Sunday questioned the Western Cape education department's assertion that the province produced the highest 2018 matric pass rate. "It is disappointing that the Western Cape education department (WCED) should have released a statement, on 4 January, claiming, on the basis of what is a patently flawed analysis that the province...
HARARE, December 5 - Unregulated and unregistered medicines are reportedly flooding into Zimbabwe, with consignments of expired medicines being smuggled into the country through the country’s porous border posts. Syndicates are allegedly taking advantage of steep United States dollar prices being charged by pharmacies following the collapse of the value of Zimbabwe's surrogate bond notes and electronic money. The high prices...
(Reuters) - Ariana Grande has cancelled a Las Vegas concert due to "health issues," the singer said on Friday. The 25-year-old singer, one of the most popular in the United States, was set to perform at The Cosmopolitan hotel on Saturday. "Vegas, I’m currently working through some health issues and am beyond sorry I won’t be able to see you this...

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