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March 30, 2017

Uncle Kathy’s emotional send-off

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/uncle-kathys-emotional-send-off-20170329

Johannesburg – Stern words, standing ovations, and raw emotions dominated the final send-off for ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday.

Friends, family, dignitaries, activists and struggle veterans said their last goodbyes to Kathrada at the Westpark cemetery, Johannesburg. Throngs of mourners gathered at the Houghton mosque early on Wednesday morning before heading to the cemetery for the last rites.

The 87-year-old stalwart’s coffin arrived draped in an ANC flag in a marquee almost filled to capacity.

Mourners sang revolutionary songs and veterans and former [...]

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January 26, 2017

IMPROVED SERVICES FOR BARA HOSPITAL

The Gauteng Health Department says it has plans in place to minimise adverse events at South Africa’s largest health facility, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (CHBAH)

The department on Monday said the hospital continues to heal and bring hope to many people with various illnesses and injuries, despite high patient volumes.

The Soweto based hospital manages about 592 000 outpatients yearly, 51 000 normal hours casualties and 21 500 after hours casualties. Moreover, the facility performs around 8 000 caesarean section deliveries in addition to 19 000 live births annually.

In 2015, the hospital reported 62 SAEs cases of the 586 cases that were recorded for all [...]

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January 26, 2017

NORTH WEST TARGETS EDUCATION IN RURAL AREAS

The provincial government said it will — through the Department of Education and Sport Development — take decisive action to redirect more education resources to schools in the province’s villages, townships and small dorpies (VTSD)

This was announced by North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo while addressing hundreds of high school principals and Schools Governing Bodies (SGBs) chairpersons in Rustenburg recently.

The Premier called the meeting to thank school principals, teachers, SGB members and parents for the support shown to learners during the 2016 schooling year, and to encourage them to continue enforcing efficiency and discipline at all schools.

The [...]

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January 26, 2017

LIMPOPO EDUCATION COMMITS TO DELIVERY OF STATIONERY

The Limpopo Department of Education (LDE) has committed to completing the delivery of stationery to all schools in the province by Thursday

The department on Sunday said it had noted the concern by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) regarding the delay in the delivery of stationery to schools in the province.

However, the department said it is perturbed by an outcry that some schools have not been provided with textbooks.

The department said it is not delivering a new set of textbooks this year, but only top-ups as well as new syllabus for set works with deliveries currently being done to about 222 schools.

With regard to delivery of stationery, [...]

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