Daily Archives: November 16, 2016

SOUTH AFRICA:COMMITTEE SET UP TO FAST-TRACK DEBTS TO GAUTENG HEALTH

The Gauteng Provincial Government has set up a Dispute Resolution and Debt Management Committee to help fast-track the payment of debts owed by government departments and state-owned entities to the provincial Department of Health.

Responding to questions in the provincial …

10 million hectares a year in need of restoration along the Great Green Wall

A groundbreaking map of restoration opportunities along Africa’s Great Green Wall has been launched at the UN climate change conference, based on collection and analysis of crucial land-use information to boost action in Africa’s drylands to increase the resilience of

Kenya Postpones Closure of World’s Largest Refugee Camp

The Kenyan government is delaying its decision to close the huge Dadaab refugee camp, which houses nearly 300,000 people, most of them Somalis. But Kenya’s interior minister insists the process to repatriate the Somalis will continue.

Kenyan Interior minister Joseph …

SOUTH AFRICA, UK TO EXPLORE COLLABORATION ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE WORK

As the international community marks World Antibiotic Awareness Week, the South African and UK Departments of Health will this week host a regional conference on the surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The two-day conference will be held at the National …

SOUTH AFRICA: DAFF RECOMMITS TO PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPARENCY

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has released its annual report which reiterates the department’s commitments to transparency, accountability, inclusiveness and public participation.

Launched under the theme, “Good Governance”, the 2015/16 report provides the public with an update …

SOUTH AFRICA: COMMITTEE CONDEMNS REPORTED INTIMIDATION OF SABC JOURNALISTS

The Ad Hoc Committee set up to conduct an inquiry on the SABC Board’s fitness to hold office has condemned reports of alleged intimidation of some of the broadcaster’s journalists who were recently suspended by the broadcaster.

The Ad Hoc

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