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Health and Education

Health and Education

Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- Capricorn TVET college on Thursday morning was forced to suspend registration process at its Polokwane campus after six students were injured during a stampede. Spokesperson for the college, Tumelo Morobi said that the stampede occurred when over 1000 prospective students became uncontrollable at the gates. “I just got to the campus and there was an influx of students outside...
JOHANNESBURG, January 10 – Universities SA (USAf) has called on universities to provide support to students in order to help them make use of the Central Application Clearing House (CACH) system to seek space at universities. USAf said in a statement on Wednesday that during a meeting on Monday, feedback was received from a number of universities that had started to register students...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- Despite the strides that South Africa has made over the past years to improve education, problems existing within the sector are hampering the delivery of quality education according to the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu). The country’s largest teachers’ union, Sadtu said that problems of overcrowded classrooms and violence against teachers are some of the serious issues...
Ayanda Mdluli JOHANNESBURG-  Sovereign Foods has been barred from food preparation after lab tests found traces of Listeria in one of its abattoirs, said Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday. At a media briefing, the health minister said while it cannot be concluded that Sovereign Foods abattoir is the source of the Listeriosis outbreak, stopping the facility from food preparation...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- With thousands of matric graduates still looking for space to further their studies at institutions of higher learning, universities on Monday made it clear that they would not be accepting late walk-in applications. Since President Jacob Zuma announced that students from poor families will be funded to study free at institutions of higher learning, some political parties have...
TSHWANE, January 8 - The South African government on Monday announced a range of interventions in the health sector in a bid to protect the population, particularly new-born babies, from a listeriosis epidemic which has killed 61 so far. “When we view statistics of affected people, we note that of all the vulnerable groups, neonates are the worst affected if we...
TSHWANE, January 8 – More than 700 cases of listeriosis have been confirmed in South Africa, and 61 people have already succumbed to the disease, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi revealed on Monday. “There are 727 laboratory confirmed cases that occurred in the country. This means that since the last press conference of 5 December 2017, a total of 170 extra cases...
Karabo Ngoepe PRETORIA-The Tshwane University of Technology has announced that it still has some space for the 2018 academic year. The university has however urged all prospective students to apply online and not visit the campuses. “There is currently still a limited number of space available in courses at the Polokwane, eMalahleni, Soshanguve, GaRankuwa, Mbombela, Arcadia and Pretoria Campuses. The University has...
Karabo Ngoepe PRETORIA- South African universities have been taken to the Human Rights Commission over the decision not to accept walk-in applications for the year. Education activist Hendrick Makaneta has lodged a formal complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) following lack of clear plans by universities to directly respond to late applications from many students across the country. In...
JOHANNESBURG, January 7 (ANA) – Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has urged parents of school pupils who have not yet been placed or accepted in schools for this year to visit the department’s district offices on January 13 or 14 to help allocate their children to schools. The parents of about 17,000 pupils had applied on time, but their preferred...


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