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Health and Education

By: Siyabonga Hadebe It has become a common sight to see parents struggle to find places for their children at Gauteng public schools. In an unprecedented step, the provincial department of education approached South Africa’s largest JSE-listed independent school operator Curro Holdings to accommodate Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners in 2020. Gauteng cannot keep up with the rapidly rising numbers...
PRETORIA, 24 December - Fees Must Fall activist Kanya Cekeshe has become the second high profile inmate to be freed on parole since the announcement of a remission of sentences by President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this month. Cekeshe was released on Tuesday morning, two days after AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's release from the East London correctional centre where he was serving...
JOHANNESBURG, November 11 - The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) on Monday welcomed the government waiver on a requirement for foreign minors to carry unabridged birth certificates when travelling to South Africa. Home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi last Friday signed the waiver which will allow foreign children to enter the country without carrying additional supporting documents such as birth...
JOHANNESBURG, November 4 - The Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC) at the University of Cape Town said on Monday it was alarmed and concerned that the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) seemed to be rushing to complete a public consultation process on the Traditional Courts Bill. The proposed law is one of the so-called “Bantustan Bills” which critics say...
Johannesburg – Veteran 702 presenter Xolani Gwala has lost his battle with stage 4 colon cancer, the radio station announced on Friday morning after hearing from his family. The much-loved veteran talk-radio host was welcomed back with open arms and tears by both colleagues and listeners last year in August when he made his return to the airwaves after nine...
JOHANNESBURG, October 28 - Workers at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) on Monday embarked on strike action over disagreements related to - among other matters - performance management. In a statement, NSFAS) said it "can confirm that notice for the strike, in terms of Section 64 (d) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, as amended, was...
JOHANNESBURG, September 30- President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday launch the Health Sector Anti-Corruption Forum (HSACF),  a collaboration aimed at preventing, detecting and prosecute fraud and corruption in the industry, his office said on Monday. The forum was established after the signing of a compact last year which mandated the government and social partners to work together in reforming South Africa's...
PORT ELIZABETH, September 25 - The Eastern Cape health department on Wednesday condemned the latest attack on an ambulance crew and a student in Port Elizabeth Department spokesman, Sizwe Kupelo said the paramedics and a student, who was an intern with the crew, were accosted and robbed of a cellphone by two unknown armed men on Tuesday. Kupelo said they were...
CAPE TOWN, August 28 - The Western Cape department of social development has urged the public to comment on the draft South African standard for the manufacturing of washable, reusable sanitary towels. In a statement, the department said the standard covers the requirements and test methods for washable, reusable sanitary towels for external use and that the standard does not...
JOHANNESBURG, August 27 - Government has conveyed its condolences to the friends and family of a veteran television journalist and eNCA director of news Ben Said. The television channel announced that Said drowned on Monday afternoon while on holiday with his family in Mozambique. "Said was one of the country’s best television journalists having joined ETV during the channel’s early days...

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