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   South Africa: Intel Innovation Push Targets Students
Source: IT Web News
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Intel SA has chosen two universities to drive its innovation agenda by rolling out the first of its Galileo Boards, in a move aimed at fostering programming and technology development skills among students. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) and University of Cape Town (UCT) each received 40 boards for Innovation Week, taking place this week at UCT. Galileo Boards are microcontrollers – low-pow ... Read More
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   South Africa: Insourcing Improves Medical Supply in North West Hospitals
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: The availability of essential drugs, like ARVs and tuberculosis medication, has stabilised in the North West, with patients getting their treatment on time. This is thanks to the insourcing of medication by the provincial Department of Health, which has ensured a consistent supply. The Mmabatho Medical Depot was established in 1999 to provide surgical and pharmaceutical products to primary, ... Read More
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   South Africa: Innovation Drives Development: SA must Develop & Manufacture PCs
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: South Africa is a great opportunity for growth and for a scientist to have a tangible impact on society. This is some of the reasons that have brought Australian-born particle physicist, Associate Professor Bruce Mellado, to South Africa and to the School of Physics at Wits University 18 months ago. In the short time he has been here, he has successfully established the High Energy Physics Group ... Read More
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   South Africa: ‘Infrastructure Development and Job Creation is at the Centre of All,' says Maine
Source: Issued by: North West Local Government and Human Settlements
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: The North West Department of Local Government and Human Settlements will in this financial year, fund infrastructure developmental projects to the tune of R141 620 000 and create job opportunities in the process. Social infrastructure development; which includes internal roads, community halls, cemeteries and sports facilities will be built through Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) and the P ... Read More
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   South Africa: Infrastructure Development Act signed into Law
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: President Jacob Zuma has signed a proclamation bringing into operation the Infrastructure Development Act. The Act, which was signed into law by the President on 30 May 2014, will come into operation with effect from today. The Act aims to speed up and improve the delivery and implementation of social and economic infrastructure and to maximise the developmental impact.
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   South Africa: Increased Support for Automotive, Clothing Sectors
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is set to increase support for the automotive and clothing sectors, says Minister Rob Davies. “Firstly, we see acceleration in the automotive sector, where the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) has already supported significant new investment in the sector. Projected capital expenditure for 2014 is anticipated to reach a record level of ... Read More
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   South Africa: Hunt for Finest Contractors Begins in Earnest
Source: Issued by: Mpumalanga Human Settlements
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: The Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlements will once again honour all stakeholders who have made significant contribution in the delivery of integrated human settlements. Officials from the department are currently visiting projects to solicit participation and verify quality. The Govan Mbeki Awards are aimed at recognising and honouring key role players who have contributed substantially to g ... Read More
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   South Africa: Human Settlements to go Biometric
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Gauteng Department of Human Settlements will soon introduce biometric technology in the allocation of RDP houses to eliminate corruption and manipulation of waiting lists. The new advanced technology, which will modernise the delivery of houses in the province, is already in use by other departments such as Home Affairs. The system will also rid endless days of waiting for an RDP house becau ... Read More
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   South Africa: Houses Built by Women, for Women
Source: www.sanew.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Summary: About 17 600 houses are expected to be built for women beneficiaries across the country, starting from Women's Day, 9 August. Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said 1 956 houses will be built in each province as of August. “We are done with building two houses there and three houses here… these houses will be built by women, for women, empowering women,” said Minister Sisulu. She was de ... Read More
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   South Africa:High-Tech Trains to hit SA Track
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: State-of-the-art trains, which are set to restore confidence in public transport, will hit the South African railway tracks towards the end of 2015. “The manufacturing of the first 20 trains has started in the Alstom Lapa (Brazilian) plant. We are likely to see the first body shell in October. The first of these trains will arrive in South Africa in the fourth quarter of 2015,” Transport Minist ... Read More
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