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23 January 2017
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17 Jan 2017
The African towns falling into decline and poverty after mining companies use resources then exit
The town of Fria in Guinea was built around bauxite mining in 1957. It used to have good facilities: water, electricity, schools, housing and hospitals. But since the last company mining there...
10 Jan 2017
The case for a billionaire tax
Ending extreme inequality to end poverty has no lack of policy options: from corporate tax reform to investment in health and education, and from raising the minimum wage to ending gender...
12 Dec 2016
NEHAWU: NEHAWU Commemorates Universal Health Coverage Day
The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU), joins the global community in the commemoration of this important Universal Health Coverage Day. A day of the anniversary of the...
11 Dec 2016
Eskom: Eskom Foundation’s Bophelong Health Bus takes services to the elderly
The Eskom Development Foundation’s Bophelong Mobile Health Clinic delivered health services to the elderly of Ekurhukeni township, Wattville, on Friday, 9 December 2016. This was done as part of...
08 Dec 2016
The NHI Proposal: Risking Lives For No Good Reason
The proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system will fail to provide free and quality health services to all South Africans, says the IRR in a report published today. “Under the NHI,” says Dr...
06 Dec 2016
Gauteng: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, during the third political report, Gauteng Provincial Legislature (06/12/2016)
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to this House for granting me this opportunity to table the Third Political Report of the ANC-led fifth provincial administration, which I have the...
GCIS: GDP in the third quarter of 2016 grew by 0,2%
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate was 0,2% in the third quarter of 2016.1 The main contributors to the GDP growth rate were the mining and quarrying industry; finance, real...
GDP growth slows to 0.2% in Q3
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a meagre 0.2% in the third quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa announced on Tuesday. The growth recorded was significantly lower than the...
22 Nov 2016
SA: Susan Shabangu: Address by Minister in the Presidency for Women, at the joint sitting of Parliament debate on the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children, Parliament, Cape Town (22/11/2016)
The theme for the 2016 - 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children is “Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward”.
21 Nov 2016
DA: Wilmot James: Address by DA Shadow Minister of Health, at a press briefing in which the DA’s alternative health plan was launched, Parliament (21/11/2016)
Today the DA officially launches its alternative plan for universal healthcare in South Africa, which we have titled Our Health Plan (OHP).
SA: David Makhura: Address by Gauteng Premier, at the gauteng health department 2016 Khanyasi Service Excellence awards, Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg (18/11/2016)
It is my great pleasure to join you this evening when we come together to shine the light on excellence and showcase the capabilities within the institutions of the Gauteng Department Health.
16 Nov 2016
Will the new constitution protect women’s rights in Tanzania?
Tanzania’s current legal framework has failed to address women’s rights and gender equality due to the prolonged and continued existence of forced child marriages, killings of elderly women, female...
03 Nov 2016
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa hands over ECD to Mookgophong Community
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The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa will officially hand over state of the art Ramadimetja Sophia Mogotlane Early Childhood Development Centre at Mookgophong....
11 Oct 2016
COSATU: Doctors bleed cash and patients lose lifesaving skills to medical malpractice
Medical malpractice lawsuits are wreaking havoc in South African healthcare system; doctors are bleeding cash in indemnity cover, as they are forced to pay astronomical fees of around R65 000 per...
21 Sep 2016
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the launch event of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, New York (20/09/2016)
Allow me to start by thanking the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki-moon, for establishing the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth.
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