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Lesufi urges Gauteng Matric learners to use e-learning as exams loom

13 October 2019, 1:34 PM

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has urged matric learners to use the Department’s digital e-learning platform to prepare for their examinations.

Working towards universal internet access and digital equality in South Africa

30 September 2019, 12:00 PM

“All South Africans – and especially those who cannot afford it and other vulnerable groups – need a daily first tranche of free internet access to exercise their basic human rights such as access to government services, participating in the digital economy, looking for jobs, online communication and for learners and students to access online educational resources.  This is the only way to achieve universal access to information and digital equality amongst our citizens, including the rural poor who have access to mobile phones.”

Zimbabweans mourn founder Mugabe, but confused over funeral

7 September 2019, 6:03 PM

Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe, but there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial, two years after he was toppled in a coup.

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Standard Bank acknowledges mistake in branch closures

8 August 2019, 9:17 PM

Standard Bank has acknowledged that it made a mistake by closing some of its 90 branches. But it still insists that most of its customers use digital banking and do not visit the branches.

Stateless Shona children in Kenya receive birth certificates for the first time

7 August 2019, 8:51 PM

The Kenyan government has issued birth certificates to 600 children from the Shona community as part of a move towards ending statelessness for about 3 500 people.

Southern Africa needs better health care for women and girls on the move

4 August 2019, 9:52 AM

Although more men than women migrate the data shows that the number of women migrating within the Southern African Development Community region is rising. But there’s a limited understanding of migrant women’s complex experiences. And this means that women migrants are often categorised as being vulnerable, and at risk of poor health.

Shona community in Kenya to receive birth certificates for the first time

2 August 2019, 4:35 PM

The dream of recognition for at least 4 000 members of the Shona Community living in the country, came closer to reality this week as the Kenyan government began issuing them with birth certificates.

NHI will bridge gaps in healthcare system and cut costs

31 July 2019, 5:40 PM

There are few things more devastating than being denied quality healthcare because of one’s socio-economic status, writes GCIS’s Phumla Williams.

SA citizens urged to play active role in fighting corruption

26 July 2019, 8:30 PM

Ordinary South Africans have been urged to play an active role in fighting corruption instead of leaving it to law enforcement agencies.

Ramaphosa calls on academics to help government overcome SA challenges

23 July 2019, 8:30 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged academics to help government overcome some of the challenges facing the country.



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