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July 14, 2017

Ramaphosa to mark Mandela Day with handover of an Early Childhood Development Centre

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially handover the Ramadimetja Sophia Mogotlane Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre to the Mookgophong community in Limpopo on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.

The ECD came into being as a result of a call by Deputy President Ramaphosa on World TB Day for the creation of Early Childhood Development facilities in areas with a high TB burden, with a particular focus on children under the age of five.

Cipla South Africa, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures world class generic medicines at affordable prices, answered Deputy President Ramaphosa’s call by establishing the centre.

Deputy President Ramaphosa will on behalf of [...]

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July 13, 2017

Thembelihle Electrification Project Nearing Completion

Endless power outages and illegal electricity connections are soon to become a thing of the past for residents of Thembelihle informal settlement in Lenasia, southern Johannesburg.

The project to electrify more than 6 500 units in the informal settlement – which started in the 2016-2017 financial year and carried out by City Power, the City of Johannesburg’s electricity utility – is nearing completion.

Residents are expected to be legally, safely and cleanly connected to the power grid by the end of August 2017. City Power spokesperson Virgil James says the move will improve the residents’ quality of life, open up economic opportunities and restore their [...]

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July 10, 2017

Revamp will position Park Station as major regional transport hub

Transport in southern Africa is set to be revolutionised with a R400-million revamp to Johannesburg’s iconic Park Station. The revamp‚ set for completion in October 2018‚ is currently underway.

The Kazerne transport facility will integrate local and regional transport and will be used as a rank for and to host long-distance and cross-border taxis and buses travelling from Johannesburg to other SADC countries. The facilities will also see the construction of new Rea Vaya routes to areas currently not serviced by Johannesburg’s rapid bus transport system.

Johannesburg Transport MMC‚ Nonhlanhla Makhuba‚ said construction of the Kazerne transport hub‚ which began in 2014‚ [...]

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July 7, 2017

5th ANC Policy Conference – here’s what some of the ANC delegates had to say

The 5th ANC policy conference was held at the Nasrec Expo Centre‚ south of Johannesburg. After a successful run, the conferences’ last day was on Wednesday, 05 July 2017.

Here’s what some of the ANC delegates had to say:

“I am happy with the outcomes. I honestly think everything was covered. What pleases me most is the fact that the youth was active and they made quite an impact. They came sober minded and had interesting ideas which is what we need in this country. I want to also comment on the fact that social grants must be invested in the education of the children.  Parents should open education funds for their children instead of just using the grants. Lastly I [...]

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