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South Africa South Africa: 2014 Elections - A Milestone in Democracy
Government has called on all South Africans, especially the youth who will be voting for the first time, to go out in their numbers to cast their votes on 7 May in honour of the founding father of the democratic nation, former President Nelson Mandela. “As government, we believe this is a day which all South Africans should look forward to with positive anticipation and excitement, in a period in which we are celebrating 20 years of freedom.
South Africa South Africa: Over 120 Houses Handed Over to the Rural Community
Over 120 houses have been handed over to the rural community of Ethembalethu eco-village in Muldersdrift, Mogale City. Speaking at the handover ceremony of the houses, which is part of government’s rural housing programme, Gauteng MEC of Human Settlements Ntombi Mekgwe said: “By working together as the community and government, we are able to achieve more. “Land is important to human settlements. We need land to build houses and when you have a house, your dignity is restored.”
Gambia Gambia: IAD Summit Attracted By Gambia's Political Will, Infrastructure
The Gambia's political will and infrastructure to continuously develop ICT and maintain an environment conducive for its growth, have been cited as the cardinal reasons for the 12th Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit - a high-profile ICT summit - to be hosted in the country, from today through Thursday, 25 -27 March by international ICT firm Extensia Limited in collaboration with The Gambia's Ministry of Information and Communications Infrastructure (MOICI). The summit, which takes place at ...
Angola Angola: African Disease Control Centre on the Cards
Angola will hold the first meeting of African Health Ministers jointly with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and African Union (AU) Commission from April 14 - 17 to discuss a proposal to set up an African Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention, among other matters. The meeting, to take be held under the theme “Let's Turn Africa into a Healthier Continent”, is expected to be attended by about 300 participants, including health ministers, experts and international partners. The four ...
South Africa South Africa: Almost 10 000 Inmates Trained as Artisans
Almost 10 000 of South Africa’s inmates have been trained as electricians, plumbers and builders, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) said on Sunday. The inmates were trained in various trades as part of government’s efforts to develop qualified artisans to support the country’s economy. A total of 9 403 inmates received training in welding, electrical, plumbing, building, carpentry, painting, tiling and chef assistance in the 2013/13 financial year.
South Africa South Africa: Residents Living in the North West to Benefit from MDR TB Unit
Residents living in Bojanala District in the North West will soon benefit from a Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) unit and five medical wards, which will open this week at Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital. Health MEC Dr Magome Masike will officially open the unit, which forms part of decentralising the MDR TB treatment model, aimed at making TB treatment accessible and closer to communities. The MEC has also opened two decentralised MDR TB units in Gelukspan and Taung hospitals.
South Africa South Africa: Boost for Gauteng School Health Programme
The Gauteng school health programme has received a boost with the donation of a mobile clinic that will be used by health workers to screen children for conditions that compromise their learning.
South Africa South Africa: Call Centre a Lifeline for Women
The Department of Social Development will on Tuesday launch a 24-hour call centre to provide support and counselling to victims of gender-based violence. The toll free number to call in order to speak to a social worker for assistance and counselling is 0800 428 428 (0800 GBV GBV). Callers can also request a social worker from the Command Centre to contact them by dialling *120*7867# (free) from any cell phone. The Command Centre will be symbolically launched soon after Human Rights Day, ...
South Africa South Africa: Centre of Excellence Opened at Stellenbosch University
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 scientometrics and innovation policy; it must foster additional capacity and take our ability to understa ...
South Africa South Africa: Centre to Improve Services for Former Mineworkers
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 once they are too ill to work or are retired due to other social and health related complications. ...
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