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Health and Education

Health and Education

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)...
JOHANNESBURG, December 5 – Suspended Gauteng Health head of the department Tiego Selebano effectively threw his underling Dr Makgabo Manamela under the bus, saying she was the leader of the team that implemented the botched Life Esidimeni project and also put pressure on implementers to move patients to non-governmental organisations. Selebano was testifying on Tuesday after his urgent application to set aside...
Karabo Ngoepe JOHANNESBURG - A group of graduates has taken to the streets to raise money to assist children from poor backgrounds to access tertiary learning in the country. Armed with a graduation gown and an empty container, community activist John Molepo is can be seen at intersections begging for donations. The man from Soshanguve and his friends have become a...
JOHANNESBURG, December 4 – South Africa’s minister of health on Monday said it had learned with shock and sadness about the death of two final-year Cuba-based South African medical students. Health ministry spokesperson Popo Maja said: “We are informed that students had hired a house for a birthday party. Two of the students drowned and died in the swimming pool. They...
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...
CAPE TOWN, November 30 (ANA) – On Sunday, December 3, it is exactly 50 years since South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first successful human-to-human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital. The feat put the hospital in the world’s spotlight and turned Barnard into a celebrity, who went on to be feted across the globe for the...
TSHWANE, December 1 – South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal, the province with the highest HIV levels in the country, on Friday marked World Aids Day by outlining numerous interventions it said was helping turn the tide against the pandemic. “KZN Department of Health has strengthened efforts to scale up ART  care and treatment services. To date, about 1, 3 million people living...
JOHANNESBURG, December 1 – A witness has told the Life Esidimeni arbitration into the botched transfer of mentally ill patients in Gauteng that families of patients were told that their loved ones were being moved to institutions which were comparable to five-star hotels. At least 143 patients died, largely due to starvation and severe neglect at ill-equipped and often unlicensed...
NEW YORK, December 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Eighteen children every hour were infected with HIV last year, a sign of scant progress in protecting the world’s young from the deadly AIDS-causing virus, the United Nations’ children’s agency said on Friday. At the current rate of infection, there will be 3.5 million new cases of HIV among adolescents by 2030, according to projections in the 2017...
PRETORIA, November 30 – All orders for additional textbooks made by different provinces across South Africa are being attended to, and deliveries have already commenced, government’s Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster said on Thursday. Addressing a press briefing in Pretoria, Director-General of the Department of Basic Education, Mathanzima Mweli, accompanied by director-generals of other government departments, said government is...


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