Social development

Centre to focus on childhood development

A Centre of Excellence aimed at understanding the challenges of early childhood development in South Africa was opened on Tuesday. Co-hosted by Wits and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the centre brings together scholars to help find ways of giving all children the best possible start in life.

Govt moves on social service delivery

Wireless internet for Northern Cape schools

South Africa's Department of Science and Technology has launched the Northern Cape phase of its Wireless Mesh Network project, providing broadband internet access at 56 public facilities, including 52 schools, in the province's largely rural JT Gaetsewe District.


One-stop service centre for mineworkers launched

There has been a historically fragmented approach to the provision of services for mineworkers in southern Africa, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said at the launch of a one-stop health and social welfare centre for current and former mineworkers in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape this week.


Durban's massive Cornubia development under way

President Jacob Zuma officially launched the government's massive Cornubia development on Sunday. The R25-billion mixed-use development of housing, commercial and industrial sites is set to change the skyline between Durban and King Shaka International Airport.

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