• Childhood immunisation campaigns in South Africa

    New vaccines are saving South Africa's children's lives

    The recent introduction of new childhood vaccines in South Africa has cut the number of children under five suffering from life-threatening pneumonia by 70%, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament on Tuesday.

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    Philips to undertake sixth Cape to Cairo roadshow

    For the past five years, the focus of the Cape Town to Cairo trek has been Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. This year, mother and child health will still be a priority, with a shift towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. More innovative solutions are expected.

  • Gold mining in South Africa

    National development is South Africa's priority

    Much progress has been made in implementing the initiatives of the National Development Plan, says the minister in the presidency. He lists investments in the ports and in aquaculture, as well as programmes in health care delivery and Operation Phakisa labs in mining and education.

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    South African group helps Nepal relief efforts

    The Gift of the Givers has a search and rescue and a medical team in Nepal. Its trauma specialists are running seven theatres in five hospitals carrying out major surgical procedures, while the search and rescue teams comb rural areas. It is also supplying food and tents.

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    South Africa to build six new dams

    Six dams will either be built or expanded over the next 10 years, according to the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission. A more co-ordinated system across spheres of government will also get water from source to tap quicker and more efficiently.

  • South Africa's game lodges

    SA Airlink to fly straight to bush lodges

    Visitors to some of South Africa's most luxurious private lodges will soon be able to fly directly to their bush getaways thanks to the imminent acquisition of four new Cessna aircraft by independent airline SA Airlink.

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A leading nation is a reading nation: World Book Day 2015

adult education 572269 640Reading is the key to success, helping to educate, inspire and uplift, a panel of leading South Africans told University of Johannesburg students at a World Book Day event hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Tebogo Ditshego on 23 April.

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adult education 572269 640 Four recent graduates from Monash South Africa - Kegaugetswe Pinky Motsomi, Mongezi Godfrey Lomo, Foundation Umaa Kundiona and Karishma Maharaj - will be using their skills, experience and qualifications to play their part and help make South Africa a better place to live, for all.

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