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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
DA: DA demands full briefing by Eskom on electricity crisis
STATEMENT
The DA demands that power utility Eskom urgently clarify its plan to recoup the R10.2 billion debt it is owed after Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown, secured a temporary reprieve for...
 
 
Australian dentists combat dental disease across Africa
HEALTH
Australian charity organisation Bridge2Aid Australia is making strides in helping African countries combat dental disease through training programmes. Bridge2Aid trains health workers to carry out...
 
 
Managing ill health situations
LABOURWISE
A distinction must be drawn between temporary and permanent incapacity as a result of ill health. Permanent incapacity may – and usually does – amount to a ‘disability’. If not managed correctly,...
 
 
FEDUSA: FEDUSA urges Motsoaledi to act decisively to avoid a national EMS crisis
STATEMENT
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) has written a letter to Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi asking him to intervene urgently in the severe safety crisis facing members of the Health...
 
 
UN welcomes Obama’s decision to lift sanctions on Sudan
SANCTIONS
A United Nations (UN) human rights expert has welcomed the decision of outgoing President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States (US) on Sudan. “By lifting...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
Solidarity: 2016’s mining fatalities disappointing
STATEMENT
Trade union Solidarity today said that the number of mining fatalities recorded in 2016 have shown no significant improvement compared with those of 2015. According to statistics announced by the...
 
 
DoH: Aaron Motsoaledi: Address by Minister of Health, on the employment of Doctors and Pharmacists in the public service, Hatfield, Pretoria (19/01/2017)
Topics
Since the beginning of the year, we have been in undated with media queries about Doctors and Pharmacists who could not get employment in the Public Service because the government allegedly failed...
 
 
NUM: NUM on the release of the 2016 mine health and safety statistics
STATEMENT
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the release of statistics on health and safety for last year. The NUM is disappointed that there is no improvement on fatal accidents for the period...
 
 
 
 
CM: Chamber of Mines notes the release of 2016 safety statistics
STATEMENT
The Chamber of Mines today welcomed the opportunity to engage with all stakeholders at the release of the annual performance statistics in respect of safety and health. The industry recorded 73...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
DoT: Dipuo Peters: Address by Minister of Transport, on the occasion of handing over ceremony of the torch of peace, Soshanguve East Secondary School, Soshanguve, Gauteng (17/01/2017)
Topics
Programme Director, Allow me to begin by heartily commending Minister Motshekga and her Department and the class of 2016 for achieving a 72.5% national pass rate and the province of the Free State...
 
 
MOTSOALEDI TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF DOCTORS AND PHARMACISTS
What's On
The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will on Thursday, 19 January 2017 brief the media on the employment status of medical doctors and newly qualified pharmacists in South Africa. Recently,...
 
 
Ethiopian government appeals for humanitarian aid
AID
On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s government has launched an appeal for $948-million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United...
 
 
NUM: Mineworker dies at Impala Platinum
STATEMENT
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has learnt with shock the death of a mineworker at Impala Platinum number 8 shaft today as a result of rock fall. This unfortunate incident happened today,...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
 
 
DA: Kevin Mileham says DA requests Auditor-General investigation into mismanagement at non-paying municipalities
STATEMENT
The DA will request that the Auditor-General, Thembekile Makwetu,  launches an independent investigation into the gross mismanagement of funds at municipalities that have failed to pay Eskom in the...
 
 
 
                       
 
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