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   South Africa: North West Rolls out Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: The North West Health Department in partnership with the Basic Education Department will be rolling out the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to be administered to school-going girls. As from 21 February 2017, teams of health professionals will be visiting all public schools across the province to administer free HPV vaccinations to girls in Grade four, who have already turned nine and older. ... Read More
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   South Africa: Universities to Improve Access for Disabled
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) has invested about R175.6 million to ensure that students and staff with disabilities have improved access to university facilities. The department on Tuesday said the money will be invested in infrastructure, as well as teaching and learning aids for the disabled. The multi-million rand project follows the department’s strategic decision th ... Read More
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   South Africa: Smart Technology Revolutionises Fruit Farming
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: A smart application is using satellite technology to help farmers in the fruit producing areas of the Western Cape estimate how much water their crops need. The Fruitlook online application, launched in May last year, has mapped 220 000 hectares of farmland in the fruit producing area stretching from Vredendal in the west coast to Montagu/Bonnievale in the east and De Doorns in the north of the p ... Read More
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   South Africa: Third AMD Treatment Plant Launched
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has launched the Eastern Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Treatment Plant, which ensures that the rising water levels in the abandoned Grootvlei mine do not contaminate groundwater. The Eastern Basin Plant in Springs is one of the largest of its kind in the world, treating approximately 110 mega litres per day. The plant is among the three main basins in t ... Read More
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   South Africa: Almost 3000 000 NSFAS Applications Approved
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has approved funding for at least 291 747 students who applied for financial assistance for the 2017 academic year. Briefing the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training in Parliament on Wednesday, NSFAS Board chairperson Sizwe Nxasana said the scheme expects to increase this record pool by 17 February 2017, which is the closing date ... Read More
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   South Africa: R78bn Invested in ICT Industry
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Summary: Government has invested R78 billion in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in the last three years, says Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele. This was according to a report by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). “The country has already started to see benefits of this accelerated investment, where the Network Readines ... Read More
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   South Africa: TV Series to Spread Vital Message of Road Safety
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is set to air a series aimed at raising public awareness about road safety. Ingozi (an isiNguni word for ‘accident/danger’) is a 13-part 24-minute educational and informative drama series that will be aired from Sunday, 12 February until 7 May from 7:30pm till 8pm. The series was commissioned by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), ... Read More
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   South Africa: Educating Young People is Everybody’s Business
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: President Jacob Zuma says educating the nation should be the task of all South Africans, as it will help the country to prosper. The President said this when he addressed Ministers, big business and golfers at the annual Presidential Golf Challenge gala dinner at Lagoon Beach Hotel on Friday. The dinner, which is hosted by the Department of Public Service and Administration, is organised a ... Read More
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   South Africa: Top Accolades for Outstanding SA Citizens
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: Struggle stalwarts Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Gertrude Shope, Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya and one of SA’s youngest innovators, Siyabulela Xuza, have received top awards at this year’s annual Ubuntu Awards. The awards, hosted by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, are held to celebrate South African citizens who play an active role in projecting a positive im ... Read More
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   South Africa: SA Marks 27 Years since Mandela’s Release
Source: www.sanews.gov.za
Source Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Summary: South Africa on Saturday marked the historic release of the late former President Nelson Mandela, who was released from prison on 11 February 1990. “Twenty-seven years ago, the world watched as Nelson Mandela was released from prison on 11 February 1990, twenty-seven and a half years after he was arrested on 5 August 1962. “A towering figure, his fist in the air, he emerged from the gates ... Read More
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