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Health and Education

Health and Education

JOHANNESBURG, January 5 – Three of South African retailer Shoprite’s Hungry Lion fast-food restaurants have been forcibly closed in Zambia after testing positive for the bacterium that causes cholera, CNBCAfrica reports. The disease has hit Zambia hard with 51 people dying and more than 2,000 people falling ill in the capital Lusaka. Local government minister Vincent Mwale confirmed that inspectors had...
RUSTENBURG,  July 6 - State ambulances in the North West will focus on emergencies, Health member of the executive council (MEC) Dr. Magome Masike said on Friday. He said private ambulance contracted in the North West would only be used for inter-facility transfer. "Ideally you got to have one ambulance per 10,000 people, if you have 3.7 million people in the province what...
JOHANNESBURG - South African department store chain Woolworths Holdings Ltd is recalling a frozen savory rice mix following a worldwide product recall issued by the Hungarian Food Safety Agency due to an outbreak of listeria in Europe. More than a week ago, the Hungarian agency banned the marketing of all frozen vegetable and frozen mixed vegetable products made by the...
JOHANNESBURG, February 23 - Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training Buti Manamela said on Friday that he would meet with all the parties involved in the ongoing labour dispute at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). “Today, I have finally agreed with the management and the leadership of the unions on the need for us to help the parties to...
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Frustrated by delays in new medicines reaching their own country, a small but growing number of patients are turning to an online broker that bills itself...
LIBREVILLE - Gabon President Ali Bongo on Monday made his first appearance since falling ill nearly six weeks ago, in a video shared by the presidency from his medical leave in Morocco. Bongo suffered a stroke while at a conference in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 24, sources told Reuters. The presidency initially said he was struggling with severe fatigue and later...
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...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported a new case of African swine fever in Xuancheng in Anhui province on Monday, the second in the city in as many days, raising the risk for farmers as the disease spreads rapidly in the world's top pork producer. ...
PARLIAMENT, February 7 - In his second State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa laid out the government's main priorities, with accelerating inclusive growth and job creation being top of the list. "These are tasks that will underpin everything that we do this year," Ramaphosa said in the speech, delivered three months before the first national elections of the...
By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Changsheng Bio-technology Co Ltd, the Chinese vaccine maker accused of falsifying data, plunged deeper into crisis on Tuesday with police detaining its chairwoman and the country's...


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