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South Africa South Africa: Cabinet Welcomes Launch of Operation Phakisa Two
Cabinet has welcomed the launch of Operation Phakisa 2 which aims to transform all public sector clinics into “ideal clinics” that will provide good quality care to all communities. President Jacob Zuma launched Operation Phakisa 2: Scaling up Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance Programme on Tuesday.
Ghana Ghana: Innovate Africa Explores How Technology is Changing Education
• Children learn to code building robots from scrap in Ghana • e-Learning on low-cost tablets shows results in Kenya • Solar-powered ICT hubs at South African schools The first episode of Al Jazeera’s new six-part series, Innovate Africa, visits Ghana, Kenya and South Africa to explore how technology is transforming education across the continent. Innovate Africa co-host Ndoni Khanyile interviews Ben ‘The Botmaster’ Nortey, a Ghanaian robot builder, entrepreneur and teacher who believes that ...
South Africa South Africa: Launch of A Re Yeng Welcomed by Cabinet
Cabinet has welcomed the launch of the A Re Yeng Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) service in Tshwane last Friday. The buses started operating officially on Monday. “The A Re Yeng, like other BRT services around the country, forms part of a strategic public transport network that will improve the lives of commuters by providing them with fast, safe, affordable and comfortable urban mobility.
South Africa South Africa: Multibillion Budgets for Green Buildings
A mix of increased environmental responsibility and rising electricity costs is prompting a growing amount of South African businesses to invest in greener buildings, with just four of the new developments in Gauteng accounting for more than R5 billion worth of investments. Alexander Forbes in Sandton and government's new environmental affairs headquarters are two of the completed buildings, costing R800 million and R635 million respectively. Others in development include a R2 billion Sasol b ...
Uganda Uganda: Science Innovations Crucial for Post-MDG Development Agenda
African scientists have agreed to push for the continent to achieve the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda through advancing innovations. In a joint communiqué issued last Wednesday, at the closing of the three-day 10th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA-10) at Lake Victoria Serena Resort hotel Kigo, the scientists said academies present opportunities for solidarity in technology and innovation for competitiveness, and ownership of the post-2015 Sustainable Developm ...
South Africa South Africa: Operation Phakisa to Transform Public Clinics
The newly launched Operation Phakisa 2 is expected to transform all public sector clinics into Ideal Clinics which will provide good quality care to all communities. President Jacob Zuma launched Operation Phakisa 2: Scaling up Ideal Clinic Realisation and Maintenance Programme, on Tuesday. It is designed to fast-track the implementation of government priority programmes. In July, the President launched the first phase of Operation Phakisa which focuses on unlocking the economic potential of S ...
South Africa South Africa: 3.84 Million Tax Returns Filed: SARS
With the 2014 tax season coming to an end soon, a total of over 3.84 million South Africans had submitted their tax returns, said the South African Revenue Service (SARS). "At 9am this morning, over 3.84 million South Africans had submitted their tax returns. Of those, just over 2 million returns were completed via eFiling and over 1.8 million completed electronically at a SARS branch. Just 3 929 physical paper returns have been submitted thus far,” said SARS in a statement on Tuesday. The 201 ...
South Africa South Africa: BEE Competitive Improvement Programme Hits the Right Note
THE Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced last week that it handed over certificates to 200 Small Macro Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) who took part in the Black Economic Empowerment Competitiveness Improvement Programme (BEECIP). An initiative identified as a game changer in improving competitive levels of SMMEs. The programme is premised on accelerating transformation in various sectors where SMMEs operate. “Interest shown by SMMEs has convinced us that the programme is geared in t ...
South Africa South Africa: DST Launches Alternative Energy Solution
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has officially launched the innovative 2,5 kW hydrogen fuel cell power generator prototype unit at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The generator demonstrates South Africa's innovative capabilities in the emerging hydrogen and fuel cell technologies space. “This prototype was developed by the HySA Systems Integration and Technology Validation Centre of Competence (HySA Systems) in collaboration with Hot Platinum (Pty Ltd), a local company ...
South Africa South Africa: Employment Services Act (ESA)’s Impact on Job Vacancies
In a bid to raise productivity, reduce unemployment and ensure training for unskilled or marginally-skilled workers, the South African government recently introduced the Employment Services Act (ESA) 4 of 2004, says Gareth Cremen, partner at Ramsay Webber Attorneys. The Employment Services Act 4 of 2004 will regulate the registration of private employment agencies with the inclusion of labour brokers. The enforcement of the Act will be through a Public Employment Service which will be establish ...
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