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Listeriosis outbreak in SA kills 36

Government says it is investigating an outbreak of Listeriosis in the country which has caused the deaths of 36 people. At a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday, Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, said the source of the outbreak is likely to be a food product consumed by people across all socio-economic groups. From 1 January to 29 November 2017, …

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Petrol price to increase by 71 cents

Consumers will have to dig even deeper into their pockets this festive season as the price of petrol goes up by 71 cents a litre this week. The Department of Energy (DoE) on Monday announced that the price of a litre of 93 (ULP and LRP) and 95 (ULP and LRP) will each increase by 71 cents. The increase that …

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Please Help this man

Witpoort Hospital officials in Lephalale are looking for the family and relatives of Mpho Chauke (pictured above). Police found him sleeping under the bridge near Shongwane village. The hospital Communications Officer Ernest Dinale said Chauke is being admitted to their health facility [Witpoort Hospital] after he went for days without food. “Chauke left his home in Mhlanga, Witbank and traveled …

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Disgraced Myeni must stay away from SAA  

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the party finds it strange, the proposed decision to move embattled South African Airline from National Treasury to Transport department. DA said the choice undermines the hard work being done to save the loss-making national carrier. Deputy Shadow Minister Alf Lees said to make matters worse is the news of SAA ousted Dudu Myeni’s new appointment …

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 Married in a Flash

Married in A Flash is SABC 3’s exciting reality wedding show where couples who have been in a long term relationship or who are engaged are given R75 000 to creatively plan and execute their wedding, however they only have 3 days to organise their special day. Married in A Flash is hosted by Nolu Malope. Episode 9 Prince found …

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Mahlobo: Halt R2.1 million gratuity to Joemat-Pettersson

The Democratic Alliance says it has written to Energy Minister David Mahlobo requesting him to suspend his Department’s R2.1 million “once-off-gratuity” to former Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. DA Shadow Minister of Energy Gavin Davis said his party believed this R2.1 million payment should not proceed at least until such a time that Joemat-Pettersson was cleared of wrongdoing for the sale of …

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Community media stifled

It is quite clear the government has forgotten about the essential role being played by community media, more especially in rural communities. Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Deputy Minister of Communications Veronica Van Dyk said instead of supporting community media, the government is suppressing their voices. Van Dyk’s comments is a sequel to a reply to DA Parliamentary question. Communications Minister, …

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SA to observe World Aids Day

South Africa will tomorrow [Friday] observe World Aids Day 2017 under the theme: ‘It is my right to know my status. Prevention is my responsibility’. The theme encourages South Africans to make their actions count and to take personal and collective responsibility to prevent new HIV and TB infections. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the national commemoration event at …

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Court wants details on mooted grant payment methods

The Constitutional Court wants Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to give reasons — if any — the alternative grant payment systems described in the Auditor General’s report are not feasible. “The Minister of Social Development and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) are directed to include in their quarterly report, due …

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