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South Africa South Africa: Government to Re-Focus on HIV, Aids Life Skills Programme
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says government has increased its focus on HIV and Aids education programme to help curb the spread of the disease amongst learners. The Minister said this when she Ministers in the Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster briefed the media on the progress that has been made in the implementation of the cluster’s Programme of Action (PoA) towards achieving the goals of the NDP: Vision 2030.
South Africa South Africa: Over 17 Million Beneficiaries Receive Social Grants
Government is providing a security net to over 17 million poor South Africans through social grants, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Sunday. The Minister said this when she led a briefing of the Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster. She gave an update on the progress made in the implementation of the cluster’s Programme of Action (PoA) towards achieving the goals of the NDP: Vision 2030. “Through Social Assistance Programme which is part of the country’s ...
South Africa South Africa: Government Unveils New State of the Art Schools Every Week
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says government has delivered state-of-the-art schools worth up to R50 million in the last quarter. The Minister said this when she briefed journalists on the progress that the Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster has made in the implementation of the cluster’s Programme of Action (PoA) towards achieving the goals of the NDP: Vision 2030. The Minister said government is changing the education landscape and restoring dignity to the ...
South Africa South Africa: Campaign to Promote Healthy Lifestyles
Government will embark on a nation-wide multi-pronged health communication campaign to promote healthy lifestyles amongst all South Africans, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Sunday. Leading a briefing of the Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster, the Minister said this would help government achieve targets set in the National Development Plan to ensure that citizens take steps to live healthy lifestyles. “This campaign, Phila (Zulu for “be healthy”), will ...
South Africa South Africa: Investment in Health Workforce will Drive Economic Growth
The High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth on Tuesday delivered its final report and recommendations to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The commission, chaired by President Jacob Zuma and his French counterpart Francois Hollande, was established in March to look into remedies for the global shortfall of trained health workers within the context of achieving universal health coverage, linked to the Su ...
South Africa South Africa: Calls for Africa’s Representation at UNSC
President Jacob Zuma has used his address at the United Nations General Assembly to reiterate calls for the reforms of the UN, particularly the Security Council, in order to deal with the challenges of the 21st century. “The UN Security Council (UNSC) is supposed to act in our collective interest without being bogged down by domestic narrow interests of few states,” President Zuma told the plenary on Tuesday. “South Africa has been calling for, and we will continue to call for, the fundame ...
Kenya Kenya: Innovation Africa Forum
Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i is set to officially open the Innovation Africa Forum on Tuesday the 20th September at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The three-day Forum is being hosted in Kenya under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. Innovation Africa is the continent’s number one high-level ministerial forum for education and ICT, and we are delighted that Kenya will be hosting 43 ministries of education, higher education and ICT from 27 African countries.
South Africa South Africa: The Annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) Eases Slightly in August
The annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) eased to 5.9% in August 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Wednesday. “Headline inflation decreased to 5.9% for August 2016. That is 0.1% down on the 6% recorded in July,” said Joe de Beer Deputy Director General at Stats SA. Contributors to the annual change of 5.9% in CPI were food and non-alcoholic beverages at 1.7%, housing and utilities at 1.4% and miscellaneous goods and services at 1.1%, among others.
South Africa South Africa: SA Ranks among Top Twenty Countries to Visit
South Africa has been ranked fourth on Condé Nast’s list of the Top 20 countries in the world to visit. This is ahead of destinations like France, Spain, Thailand, Morocco and Australia, which have been favoured by the world’s tourists in the past. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said all South Africans should be proud of this achievement, considering the stiff competition we faced.
Kenya Kenyan Primary Schools to Get 1.2 mln Laptops by December
The Kenyan government says it will deliver 1.2 million digital devices to all 23,000 primary schools in the country for Class One by December.
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