“Struggling with studies, dial-a-tutor”- MP education

Pretoria – With 24 days left before the start of 2011 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams, the Mpumalanga Education Department is encouraging learners to take advantage of the dial-a-tutor programme should they experience challenges in their studies. The programme, which started on 1 June 2011, is one of the progressive initiatives by the department to … Continue reading ““Struggling with studies, dial-a-tutor”- MP education”

Milions needed for Mthatha airport

Mthatha – Government officials in the Eastern Cape have told President Jacob Zuma that while they are working hard to speed up the improvement of poor infrastructure at Mthatha airport, they will need about R300 million to complete the work. Zuma was in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Thursday, where he wrapped up a … Continue reading “Milions needed for Mthatha airport”

SA supports Palestine UN bid

Pretoria – South Africa has given its support to the Palestinian bid for full membership in the world body, the United Nations, with President Jacob Zuma urging all member states to vote ‘yes’. “It is a decisive step towards achieving lasting peace, economic co-operation and prosperity for millions of people in the Middle East and … Continue reading “SA supports Palestine UN bid”

Libya: UN follows in AU’s footsteps

Pretoria- A United Nations summit in support of Libya yesterday backed the transition plans of the country’s new authorities and pledged their ongoing support to help the North African country establish the rule of law, uphold key human rights and promote both economic recovery and public security. More than 50 heads of State or government, … Continue reading “Libya: UN follows in AU’s footsteps”

Focus on non-comunicable diaseases

By Gabi Khumalo Boksburg – As South Africa begins to deal more effectively with HIV/Aids and TB, care and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have become more important. “In Africa, NCDs are anticipated to overtake mortality from all other diseases (combined) by 2030. Globally, deaths due to NCDs are projected to increase by 17% over … Continue reading “Focus on non-comunicable diaseases”