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June 27, 2017

The Department of Basic Education Launches National School Hygiene Programme

The Department of Basic Education has proclaimed a partnership with Unilever for a National Schools Hygiene Programme.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was joined by the Global CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman and senior managers from both partners including local leaders and education officials.

“It is envisaged that the programme, which will support the curriculum will be rolled out from September 2017 to 15,000 public primary schools across the country and will be implemented in the class by teachers through a proven 21-day behaviour change model.”

The department said the National Schools Hygiene and Sanitation Programme is aimed at decreasing preventable [...]

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June 27, 2017

Local beach makes most colourful places in the world list

South Africa may have been dubbed many things under the sun but one thing is for sure, the country prides itself on flying the flag high up when it comes to its colourful people and attractions.

And the latest accolade is being included in CNN’s compilation of colourful places in the world that affirms what we already know when it comes to our country’s attractions – after all, we are known to be a rainbow nation.

Ranked at number 2 on the list of 25 world’s most bright colourful places, SA’s Muizenberg beach surpassed places found in the Tokyo, Arizona, Italy and France to name a few – see full list here

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June 27, 2017

Entrepreneur tackles prejudices about relatable dolls for African girls

An entrepreneur is tackling complexes among young African girls by selling dolls with ethnic hair.

Gugu Kgongoane made her first Afro-doll so that her daughter could play with an item that looked like her. Kgongoane bought a doll that was dark in complexion and then stripped it of its hair, before re-attaching an ethnic Afro, much like her daughter’s.

“My daughter was visiting friends, playing with her Barbie… Because Barbie has blue eyes and long straight hair. I started looking for a doll for her. A nice beautiful black doll for her. I found one and then reworked it,” she said.

Kgogoane explained to Fin24 that people kept asking her about her daughter’s [...]

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June 26, 2017

“Government will strengthen service delivery in Lusikisiki” – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has taken a task to the community of Lusikisiki and neighbouring areas in the Eastern Cape that government will strengthen the delivery of basic services to the people and also ensure decisive action against crime.

Zuma paid a “Siyahlola presidential monitoring visit” to Lusikisiki on Saturday and began his visit by taking a guided tour of the new Lusikisiki police station.

“We believe that this new police station will make a significant contribution to our fight to reduce crime in this community and defeat the scourge, particularly of gangsterism, in the form of ‘Amavondo’, about which I have received a number of [...]

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