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July 23, 2018

SADC MINISTERS ATTEND WATER AND ENERGY SUMMIT

Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti on Wednesday welcomed the Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers to a water and energy summit taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

In his welcome address, Nkwinti said: “It has become critically clear that our region requires industrial development underpinned by solid infrastructure. The recent drought has exposed this weakness in the region. Water and energy continue to play a significant role in regional economic growth, and access to [the] same [services] has a direct impact on the quality of the lives of our people. Energy and water are fundamental enablers to economic development, [...]

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July 18, 2018

OBAMA PERFECT CHOICE FOR MANDELA DAY LECTURE.

The Nelson Mandela foundation’s Luzuko Koti said Obama‚ with his global reach‚ was the ideal speaker to raise uncomfortable questions‚ provoke dialogue and draw attention to values that today were under threat.

“One of the things we are dealing with is captured democracies that don’t work for the poor‚ that don’t work for people in countries that are underdeveloped‚ where people are made to be rubber stampers of decisions that are made elsewhere. We wanted someone who is going to interrogate that‚” he explained.

The address will be one of Obama’s most high-profile speeches since leaving office. He is also expected to stimulate [...]

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July 4, 2018

CITY OF JOBURG TO RELEASE 600 NEW TITLE DEEDS

Over the next two weeks, the City of Johannesburg will be releasing more than 600 new title deeds to Joburg residents, Randburg Sun has reported.

New housing MMC Meshack van Wyk said in the coming 2018/19 financial year, the City aimed to release some 3 500 title deeds. This, he said, would empower the poorest residents, who would be able to give their families the security of permanent tenure.

“It is estimated that some 30 000 accommodation units are required in the short term to address the needs of the most vulnerable households.”

Van Wyk explained that, therefore, the current administration wants to speed up the delivery of title deeds. The City has, over the [...]

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June 18, 2018

AFRICAN DOCTORS INVOLVED IN RIVER BLINDNESS RESEARCH MILESTONE

Johannesburg – Ugandan doctor Amos Nyathirombo is one of 18 African doctors celebrating a scientific milestone after a six-year World Health Organisation-led research they co-participated in found a more effective drug against River Blindness.

The United States Food and Drug Administration agency announced last Saturday that it had approved Moxidectin 8 mg Oral for the treatment of River Blindness in patients aged 12 years or older, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Monday.

In addition to Nyathirombo, 18 doctors from four African countries were responsible for the breakthrough after they discovered that Moxidectin, previously a veterinary medicine, was more [...]

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