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   South Africa: Seven Incredible Health Tech Innovations Changing the Way South Africans Live
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: In the last few years tech companies have jumped on the wearable tech bandwagon with popular gadgets like the Fitbit or Samsung’s Gear Fit. There are also hundreds of fitness apps taking the smartphone world by storm. The importance of health technologies is becoming more prevalent as everyone, from athletes to housewives, have realised the need to track calories and steps using an app or a wristb ... Read More
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   Rwanda: New ICT Initiative to Boost Service Delivery and Close Information Gap
Source: The New Times
Source Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: The linkage between government and business community could be strengthened following the signing of an agreement between the government and Ngali Holdings, a local ICT firm, to create an integrated public service platform, 'RwandaOnline'.
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   South Africa: Energy Department Gets SA Powered Up
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: The Department of Energy will this month start the process of procuring 800 megawatts of cogeneration, while it will procure 2 500 megawatts of coal generation in May. Energy Minister Ben Martins has determined that the South African economy requires additional generation capacity in the form of cogeneration and coal generation. “This determination is made under the Independent Power Produ ... Read More
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   South Africa: Efforts to End Poverty, Inequality Paying Off
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says government has made an important contribution to overcoming the triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality. Statistics South Africa released the Poverty Trends Report (2006-2011) last Thursday, which showed that poverty levels have dropped since 2006, reaching 45.5% in 2011 when applying the upper-bound poverty line. The country ... Read More
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   South Africa: Department of Health on a Drive to Educate People on the Importance of Eye Health and Screening
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: In an effort to avoid complications resulting from poor eye care, the Gauteng Department of Health has embarked on a drive to educate people from the province on the importance of eye health and screening. Speaking on behalf of MEC Hope Papo during the launch of We See, Child Eye Project in Soweto, Gauteng Health HOD Dr Hugh Gosnell said that as part of Integrated School Health Services, the de ... Read More
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   South Africa: December 2013 Tourism Stats at Record High
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Nearly one million tourists visited South Africa in December 2013, with most of the tourists coming from the SADC region, said Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday. “A total of 937 792 tourists visited South Africa during December 2013, making it the highest ever recorded number of tourists in the country in any one month. “This was an increase of 7.6% from the 871 774 tourists r ... Read More
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   South Africa: De Hoop Dam Brings Hope to Thousands
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Walking long distances through thorny bushes in order to access clean water will soon be a thing of the past for thousands of people residing in the Sekhukhune District in Limpopo, thanks to the opening of the De Hoop Dam. President Jacob Zuma on Monday officially opened the much awaited De Hoop Dam, which will alleviate the water woes in the province. This fulfils the commitment made by t ... Read More
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   South Africa: Cornubia Integrated Human Settlements Development Project - the Pride and Joy of 482 Home Owners
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Four hundred and eighty two beneficiaries are now proud home owners, thanks to the new R25-billion Cornubia Integrated Human Settlements Development Project, situated in Ottawa, north of Durban. The Cornubia Project launched by President Jacob Zuma on Sunday, forms part of government's initiative to integrate society, by delivering decent housing and improving the lives of all South Africans. ... Read More
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   South Africa: Centre to Improve Services for Former Mineworkers
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Historically, there has been a fragmented approach to the provision of social services for current and former mineworkers, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. “Of particular concern for a very long time has been the issue of the inhumane conditions under which mine workers live and work, the challenges emanating from the migrant labour system and the treatment meted out to ex -mineworkers ... Read More
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   South Africa: Centre of Excellence Opened at Stellenbosch University
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: The New Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics will go a long way in taking South Africa’s ability to understand and fine-tune the innovation environment, to a new level. This is according to the Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, who launched the new centre at Stellenbosch University on Thursday. "This CoE [centre of excellence] must build on our existing capacity in ... Read More
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