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Breaking the cycle of abuse

After spending decades watching the abuse of her mother and then experiencing a decade of abuse from her own husband, Tarryn Draai is breaking the cycle of violence and culture of silence. Speaking out is something that my mother didnt do and this is something I was born to do. From a young age I always said that I never want to end up in a marriage or relationship that my mother was in but no matter how choosy I was with my partners and how careful I was, it still came to me. B

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Health Minister urges citizens to get COVID-19 jab, as cases rise

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, has urged citizens to not let their guard down and vaccinate as the number of new COVID-19 infections is on the rise. South Africa recorded 11 535 new Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours compared to the 2 465 that was recorded on Thursday last week. The numbers over the last seven days and the curve depicting them, there is a much steeper upward curve than has ever been seen in the last three waves, the Minister said on Friday. In addit

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Fourth wave sees 'stark' increase in COVID-19 infections in children under five

The fourth wave has sparked an increase in hospital admissions in children under the age of five, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said. In a briefing led by Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, the NICDs Dr Waasila Jassat said there has been a rise in children who are in hospital for COVID-19 in both the public and private sectors. While most hospital admissions were initially recorded in Tshwane, Jassat said there are now starting to see an increase in other

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Presidential Working Group on Disabilities to meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to meet with the Presidential Working Group on Disabilities in the near future to engage on challenges and empowerment programmes and projects for people with disabilities. This as the country observes the International Day of Persons With Disabilities on Friday themed: Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world. Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and

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President Ramaphosa honoured by traditional leaders

By Dikeledi Molobela - Abidjan, Cte dIvoire Chief Dwasaho which means The Great Warrior is the name President Cyril Ramaphosa was given by Ivorian Traditional leadership during his state visit on Thursday, in the Republic of Cte dIvoire. The President arrived to a warm reception and loud cheers by the locals who held huge banners of his face at the City Hall in Abidjan where he was given the status of a Chief. Overcome with emotion, President Ramaphosa was handed over the

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Condolences as Sarah Baartman District Mayor passes away

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed condolences to the family ofSarah Baartman District Municipality Mayor, Councillor Mzimkhulu Scara Njadayi. In a statement, the Minister saidNjadayis death had come as a shock, considering he had been elected into the position on 24 November 2021. According to reports, the Mayor died after collapsing at the municipal premises in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday. She said the Mayor ha

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SADC states should communicate funded water projects, says Magadzi

Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister, Dikeledi Magadzi, has called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to report regularly and indicate specific funding they receive in order to ensure that member states are conversant of projects that are undertaken. The Deputy Minister made the remarks while addressing the 40thjoint committee of SADC Ministers meeting responsible for energy and water held virtually on Thursday in Malawi. The department in a statement said the

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Didiza welcomes opening of black-owned Klein Goederust winery

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister, Thoko Didiza, has welcomed the opening of a 100% black-owned winery by the children of a farm labourer. In a statement, the Department said the 116-year-old Klein Goederust, which was solely acquired from the savings of many years by the son of a farm labourer, is the first and only 100% black-owned wine farm in Franschhoek. The opening of a wine tasting room and restaurant at Klein Goederust farm is testimony to governmen

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25 year sentence for Fort Hare student murderer

Convicted murderer, Alutha Pasile, who was found guilty of brutally killing and dismembering the body of 23-year-old Fort Hare student Nosicelo Mtebeni has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for her murder. Pasile, 25, was sentenced in the East London High Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to her murder and to attempting to defeat the ends of justice on Monday. He was sentenced to a further ten years in prison for the second charge. Pasile claimed in his guilty pl

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Those who already had COVID-19 also at risk of being reinfected by Omicron

Those who have had COVID-19 may be reinfected more easily with the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, currently spreading across the world. According to preliminary analysis by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), scientists are noting a high rate of reinfections during the current resurgence compared to the previous waves. Now were seeing an increase for Omicron and that speaks to the fact that in our population with a high seroprevalence, where many people have

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PRASA board terminates contract of GCEO

The Board of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has unanimously resolved to terminate with immediate effect the employment contract of its Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), Zolani Kgosietsile Matthews. In a statement on Thursday, PRASA Board Chairperson Leonard Ramatlakane said the termination of the contract is in line with a provision in clause 11 of his employment contract. This followed an investigation by seasoned senior counsel that established whether M

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