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May 16, 2017

Minister Motsoaledi Welcomes Health Survey

Pretoria – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has welcomed the 2016 South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS), saying some of its key results prove that government intervention has worked, while also alerting government to issues that need to be addressed. “This type of report always made our work easier because we then know what to do. What gets measured gets done and I think that’s the direction you have given us today because we know what to do and when,” said Minister Motsoaledi.

Teenage pregnancy Speaking shortly after receiving the survey from Statistician General Pali Lehohla on Monday, the Minister said he was happy to see that the report has noted that [...]

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May 15, 2017

More training colleges needed: ANC

Johannesburg – A focus on the need for training colleges for budding farmers, nurses and teachers was highlighted by the ANC NEC subcommittee on Education and Health on Sunday.  “The [higher education and training] sector further recommends that the ANC ensure that the sector accelerates and completes the opening of professional colleges to increase training in agriculture, nursing, and teaching,” said Naledi Pandor, chairperson of the national executive committee’s subcommittee, in a statement about the party’s ANC policy discussion document.

The policy discussions come ahead of the ruling party’s national policy conference in June. Between 1994 and 2000 the [...]

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May 12, 2015

Government Raises Wage Offer to 7%, Union Says

Johannesburg – Government increased its wage offer for nurses, teachers and other state workers, according to Nkosana Dolopi, deputy general secretary of the South African Democratic Teachers Union.

The government’s latest three-year wage offer includes a 7% raise in the first year and consumer price inflation plus one percentage point for the following two years, Dolopi said on Monday by phone.

The housing allowance will rise to R1 200 from R900 a month and medical aid benefits will increase by 29%, he said.

“We will be consulting our members on the latest wage offer during the course of this week,” Dolopi said.

Unions representing 1.3 million state [...]

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