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October 17, 2017

Free State EPWP projects impress Deputy President

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is impressed with how the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) is improving the lives of residents in Thaba Nchu in the Free State.

The skills being imparted to local community members as well as the stipend they earn are helping them live a better life.

“Government is touching the lives of our people, and we are very impressed with that,” he said, addressing local residents after visiting various EPWP projects.

He said the EPWP was a flagship programme for government.

“In our country we have [many] people who are not working. Our government is doing something through the EPWP to help our people … People are now [...]

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October 17, 2017

New university to help fight poverty

A proposed R5-billion university for Ekurhuleni is expected to help fight poverty and create jobs. So far, R600-million worth of bursaries have been set aside to benefit students from the metro, according to mayor Mzwandile Masina.

Duduzile Fakude, 20, who passed matric in 2015 and wants to be a teacher, said the university plan was exciting. “I had no means to pursue my studies and I was forced to stay at home, something that I do not wish for my siblings,” Fakude said.

“I tried looking for employment with no luck. I am excited about the university because in the near future we will see the decrease of unemployment in our area.”

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September 14, 2017

Biko legacy relived

President Jacob Zuma has described Steve Biko as a hero who was not afraid to speak his mind and fight the good fight for freedom.

“Biko is one hero we should never forget. He was a thinker. He was not afraid to speak his mind. Biko stood for the poor. We should remember his teachings, his day and night preparing for the struggle,” said President Zuma on Tuesday, calling on South Africans to pick up where Biko left off.

Speaking at Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre in Tshwane after laying wreaths at the cell where Steve Biko died, President Zuma described Biko as someone who was prepared to die for freedom.

The wreath-laying ceremony forms part of the [...]

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September 12, 2017

Back to the gym? 5 tips for getting motivated

After taking a break from regular routine to relax during winter it might be hard to find the motivation needed to get back into a workout schedule. Here we round up five ways to get back into the swing of things and hopefully keep your fitness regime going all year long.

Find a friend

Finding a workout buddy is one way to keep going with your fitness schedule, as making plans to work out together will make it harder to cancel and make you both more accountable. Exercising with a friend or partner can also help you both stay motivated by congratulating each other on a workout well done and any goals reached. You could also make exercise more of a fun, social event by [...]

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