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Health and Education

Health and Education

DURBAN - Environmental advocate and entrepreneur Trever Sanele Colvelle, from Elandskop near Pietermaritzburg developed a keen interest for environmental conservation during his tertiary studies. Immensely inspired by one of his university professors, M.J. Savage, whose laboratory is completely solar powered, Colvelle decided to pursue ways to encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint and lead a green lifestyle. He gave much...
JOHANNESBURG,(ANA)– The University of Cape Town (UCT) Council announced on Friday that there would be a tuition increase of 8 percent, an accommodation increase of 10 percent for students living in residences, and a 12 percent increase for residence meal options for 2018. In a statement, UCT Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price, said he had delayed making the announcement as there...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- At least 19 illegal traditional surgeons and nurses have been arrested in the Eastern Cape for circumcising underage boys since the start of the summer initiation season. The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department (Cogta) Spokesperson, Mamkeli Ngam said that they were cracking down on illegal initiation schools. “They have been arrested for illegal circumcision and assault. Parents are...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- A young woman who attempted suicide after being gang raped is receiving psychological help according to close friends. This week it emerged that the woman who works as a customer service representative at MultiChoice was raped by her a colleague. However, it has been clarified that her colleague did not rape her. The deputy chairperson of the Economic Freedom...
PRETORIA, December 16 – Government will increase subsidies to universities from 0.68 percent to one percent of GDP over the next five years as recommended by the Heher Commission of Inquiry into higher education and training, and in line with comparable economies to address the overall gross underfunding of the sector, the presidency said on Saturday. This would be done...
JOHANNESBURG, December 8 – Families were reduced to tears at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings after the suspended head of Gauteng health department head, Dr Tiego Selebano, gave a heartfelt apology for the deaths of 143 psychiatric patients. Selebano took the stand on his last day on Friday when he was asked by retired deputy chief justice Moseneke, who is chairing the hearings, to...
JOHANNESBURG, December 8 – The Life Esidimeni arbitration committee was left unimpressed on Thursday, with suspended Gauteng health head of the department, Dr Barney Tiego Selebano’s numerous attempts to avoid testifying at the hearings. Selebano’s urgent application to set aside a subpoena ordering him to appear before the arbitration hearing was dismissed by the South Gauteng High Court on Monday. Immediately after...
JOHANNESBURG, December 06 – Barney Tiego Selebano, the suspended head of the Gauteng health department, on Wednesday admitted that he was responsible for the deaths of 143 psychiatric patients linked to the botched and tragic transfers from Life Esidimeni. “I take accountability, It happened under my watch,” Selebano told retired deputy chief justice, Dikgang Moseneke, during the second day of testifying...
Karabo Ngoepe JOHANNESBURG- As the festive season fully kicks in, traffic officials throughout the country are battling to deal with drunk driving, speeding and un-roadworthy vehicles. The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said scores of motorists have been arrested on South African roads for drunken driving and speeding since the start of the festive season. Spokesperson Simon Zwane said their operations...
Zodidi Mhlana As the country’s summer initiation season begins in several regions, communities and parents have been urged to be involved in the process in order to root out mushrooming illegal initiation schools. Even though there has been a reduction in the death toll in provinces such as the Eastern Cape and Limpopo, the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department (Cogta)...


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