Daily Archives: September 18, 2018

Gates Foundation Report Says Demographic Trends Threaten Global Progress, Calls for Increased Focus on Health and Education in Poorest Countries

Bill and Melinda Gates say investing in young people could unlock productivity and innovation

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report, pointing to demographic trends that could

Premier David Makhura launches Rama City housing project

Premier launches R10 bn Rama City housing project
On Thursday morning, hundreds of residents of Rama City braved the rainy, dusty weather to hear about the radical housing development coming to their area which government aimed at addressing the housing

First Lady on official US visit

First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe, the spouse of President Cyril Ramaphosa, will from today kick off her official visit to the United States, where she will undertake various public engagements.
The visit comes ahead of President Ramaphosa leading a South

UN: S. Sudan Doing Little to Stop Rape, Sexual Violence

U.N. investigators have accused South Sudan’s government of failing to address an epidemic of sexual violence and rape. The Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan reports few cases are ever investigated or prosecuted.
The three-member Commission submitted its findings


PRETORIA– The South African cabinet has adopted an economic stimulus package to spark economic activity and boost the country’s growth.

President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined to South Africa’s business and labour leaders the economic stimulus package during a consultative meeting here


PRETORIA– South Africa is on the alert for a possible cholera outbreak, says Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, who adds that he is worried about the outbreak in neighbouring Zimbabwe, where it has killed 30 people and infected 4,000 more.

Zimbabwe …

South Africa’s Top Court Legalizes Personal, Private Use of Cannabis

South Africa’s top court has legalized the use of cannabis for private, personal use.
Court Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo of the Constitutional Court announced the unanimous judgement Tuesday, siding with an earlier opinion by a lower court that decriminalized

School Attacks in Cameroon Prompt Parents to Withdraw Students

Thousands of parents are withdrawing their children from schools in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon after armed men attacked and wounded dozens of people in their institutions. Separatists fighting for the Independence of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon had warned

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