Monthly Archives: January 2016

Pres Zuma congratulates Prof Nyokong

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated renowned South African scientist, Professor Tebello Nyokong after winning the African Union (AU) Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award.

Professor Nyokong received the award on Saturday at the ongoing AU Summit of Heads of State and Government …

Team responds to Enteroviral Meningitis

The Western Cape Department of Health has activated a response team after a number of Enteroviral Meningitis cases were reported in the province.

The cases were reported in Mossel Bay, between 1 December and 24 January 2016.

Meningitis is an …

IEC ready for 2016 local elections

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says it is satisfied with the preparations being made ahead of the 2016 local government elections, and they are running ahead of schedule.

IEC Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya on Thursday said about R1.5 billion …

Fathers have a role to play in childhood education

The newly established Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre of Excellence at the University of Fort Hare (UFH) has been challenged to prioritise research on how fathers can be involved in their children’s education.

The findings of research relating to the …

SA’s economic challenges require innovative solutions

South Africa’s economic challenges demand that the country is innovative in unlocking untapped economic opportunities, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.

“It is important that we come up, as a country, with initiatives that are innovative, that utilise new …

President salutes Professor Vilakazi

President Jacob Zuma has extended condolences on the passing of Professor Herbert Vilakazi.

The Presidency on Friday said Vilakazi was a renowned sociologist and one of the most insightful intellectuals in the country.

“We deeply mourn his passing and wish …

Ex-Offenders’ Desk to turn the tide on reoffending

Correctional Services Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla on Thursday called on communities to support offenders during the process of being reintegrated into their communities.

“It takes a village to raise a child. It equally takes a community to offer a second …

SA re-elected to AU Peace and Security Council

South Africa has been re-elected to the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC).

The PSC was established as the standing decision-making organ of the African Union for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts. It is composed of …

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