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May 23, 2017

Eastern Cape invests R68m in social housing project

Pretoria – A total of R68 million has been invested to refurbish an old Port Elizabeth building into a social housing project, says the Eastern Cape Human Settlements Department. The project will be implemented by the Qhama Social Housing Institution and will have 220 units consisting of bachelor, one and two bedroom units. The project, which is for rental purposes, will be opened to people that earn between R1 500 and R7 500 a month.

Eastern Cape MEC for Human Settlements Helen Sauls-August said the first phase of the project will focus on the social housing element of the building. “This marks a defining moment for the people of the Eastern Cape Province as were are here to [...]

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May 23, 2017

Do I really need the flu shot?

Every year as the weather starts to cool and the days get shorter, we know that flu season is on its way. Fortunately, you can safeguard yourself with a simple vaccination. The South African economy loses more than R2 billion every year, and the average person misses 4.5 days of school or work because of colds and flu. Although the symptoms of colds and flu seem quite similar, they are actually quite different conditions. The flu is a viral infection that causes respiratory tract infections, while a cold just causes a runny nose, nasal congestion and a sore throat.

Perhaps most characteristic of flu is the sudden onset of symptoms – in the morning you feel fine but by [...]

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May 22, 2017

Blitzbokke meet with Tom Cruise after World Series triumph

A South African stuntman made it mission possible for the Blitzbokke to meet Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise after they clinched the World Rugby Sevens Series in Paris last weekend.

Former Durbanite Wade Eastwood‚ 45‚ arranged for the team to meet Cruise and his fellow cast members during the shooting of Mission Impossible 6. “We spent about 30 minutes taking photos and catching up. Tom and I also got to hold the winning trophy. We exchanged stories about rugby‚ filming and life in the competitive worlds we all live in. It was a good time with lots of laughter. Tom was extremely impressed with the manners and humbleness of the Springbok Sevens’ team and it was his pleasure to [...]

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May 22, 2017

Quick thinking mom saves baby

A Richards Bay mother’s attempts to resuscitate her baby boy after he stopped breathing at the weekend, could have saved his life.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman said the woman called for help after she found the 2-week-old had was not breathing on Friday.

She and her sister met up with paramedics, en route to hospital. When paramedics arrived, they found the woman performing CPR on the infant who was already turning blue.

They took over and continued resuscitation efforts in an ambulance, en route to hospital.

“After a few cycles of CPR and ventilations the child’s circulation returned just before the ambulance arrived at the hospital,” Dollman [...]

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