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Health and Education

Health and Education

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...
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...
By Nina Chestney KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) - The Maldives will do all in its power to keep "our heads above water", the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks said on...
PRETORIA, December 9 - Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has been awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights graduation ceremony. The event, at which degrees were awarded to students in human rights, commemorated 100 years since the birth of former president Nelson Mandela, and 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration...
LONDON (Reuters) - A no-deal Brexit could cause up to six months of disruption at some ports, a British minister warned on Friday, vowing to prioritise pharmaceuticals as the UK develops contingency plans less than four months before it is due to leave the EU. ...
By Kate Kelland LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A woman in Brazil who received a womb transplanted from a deceased donor has given birth to a baby girl in the first successful...


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