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National World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day is commemorated each year on 1 December. The National Department of Health appeals to all South Africans to remember the importance of this day and support those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. Under the theme “It Is In Our Hands To End HIV and TB”, communities are encouraged to care of their health by getting tested, practising safe sex and taking treatment. Media is invited to support and participate in the following activities on the day Activities for the day…

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The Mamelodi West Parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa, Pretoria Circuit, to host Charity Day on Saturday, 10 September 2016.

The Mamelodi West Parish of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa, Pretoria Circuit, to host Charity Day on Saturday, 10 September 2016. Background Recognizing the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises, poverty and human suffering among nations, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution which designate the 5th of September as the International Day of Charity. This day is also the anniversary of the death of Mother Theresa. In line with this UN resolution, the Ekukhanyeni Lutheran Church will commemorate this day by…

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Media Alert: Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi to officially open the Tswelopele Lecture theatre

To: Editors & Health Journalists Issued by: Ministry of Health Date: August 15, 2016   In a concerted effort to increase the intake of medical students to train in South Africa. The Minister of Health, Dr.Aaron Motsoaledi will today official open the Tswelopele lecture theatre complex at the University of Pretoria.   The Tswelopele lecture theatre is expected to accommodate about 300 students.   The University of Pretoria will develop Tembisa and Mamelodi as academic regional hospitals to expand the service learning platform to provide…

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EFF Students Command’s statement on the Women’s Day celebration

The EFF Students Command out rightly rejects the celebration of Women’s Day as a holiday. The EFF Students Command understands the historical connotations of the 9th of August and holds all women who fought during the struggle with the highest regard. However, as a society we cannot continue allocating a day or a month to recognise and celebrate women when the highest forms of violence against humans are meted out on them for the other 364 days of the year. It is no secret that…

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Cape Cobras and WPCA reach out to the needy in celebration of Mandela Day

Providing blankets and soup with bread to the needy in and around the Southern Suburbs is part of the Cape Cobras and Western Province Cricket Association’s (WPCA) celebration of Mandela Day, Monday 18th July 2016. The players and staff will team up and make soup at their home ground, PPC Newlands. Thereafter, they will be visiting various organizations in need such as Beit-ul-Aman (Home for the Aged), The OWL Haven Shelter and needy individuals living on the streets of Cape Town. “We are currently experiencing…

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Rhino Conservation Awards – RhinoAlive team chosen as finalists

In a predominantly male-dominated, black or white discussion, three ladies who have formed the RhinoAlive organization discover that there are many shades of grey surrounding the rhino horn trade and its value in Chinese medicine and as a store of wealth. As such, RhinoAlive has been awarded with “Best Awareness, Education and Funding” at the Rhino Conservation Awards. Led by Jane Wiltshire (a leading KZN businesswoman), RhinoAlive also includes Tanya Jacobson, who dedicated her life to conservation and Erika Alberts who for many years was…

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Sandwich Baron runs June blanket drive in support of its 20th anniversary

As June is one of the coldest months in South Africa and also the 20th anniversary of the popular franchise chain, Sandwich Baron, it has decided to celebrate its birthday by rewarding its customers for helping the less fortunate in South Africa. In return for donating a blanket to Sandwich Baron, customers will receive a free Chicken and Mayo on French bread sandwich. The promotion runs for the full month of June across all stores, nationwide. Founded by Sally J’Arlette-Joy in the kitchen of her…

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Dene Smuts Public Memorial Service

A public memorial will be held for the late opposition MP and respected legislator Dene Smuts on the 12th of the May. Press and public welcome. Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 Venue: Old Assembly Chamber of Parliament Light refreshments will be served thereafter in the Old Assembly Dining Room. The family asks that any donations be directed towards Stellenbosch University for the Dene Smuts Memorial Scholarship fund, an award to be established in her honour. BANK: Standard Bank BRANCH: Stellenbosch CODE:…

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Media Advisory: World Health Day

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi together with MEC of Health, KZN, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo will be commemorating World Health Day in Chatsworth, Durban. This year’s focus will be on the prevention and management of Diabetes. The South African World Health Day event is in partnership with The World Health Organisation, South African NCD Alliance, Diabetes South Africa, Independent Pharmaceutical Association and Bongi Ngema Zuma’s Diabetes Foundation. The International Diabetes Federation estimates the prevalence of Diabetes in ages 20-79 years in South Africa to…

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Endler Konsertreeks 27 – 28 Feb

Konsert 27 Feb Die Endler Konsertreeks stel op 27 Februarie die internasionaal beroemde Israeli pianis en ‘n Van Cliburn-wenner Aviram Reichert bekend. Hy lewer ‘n program van musiek van Schubert en Franck. Gedurende die eerste helfte speel hy ‘n seleksie van vier impromptus van Schubert (op. 90), met die tweede helfte gewy aan Schubert se klaviersonate in a-mineur, en Franck se Prelude, koraal en fuga. Die New York Times huldig Reichert in terme van sy “…perfekte beheersing … byna geniaal; geeneen van die fyner aspekte…

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IFP Dedicated to Fighting Cancer

Today is a particularly significant day for the IFP, it is a day that we hold close to our hearts. Today we are reminded of our commitment to the health of all South Africans, and our fight against that most dread of diseases, Cancer. February 4th is World Cancer day. The IFP knows all too well the grief of losing someone to this horrific disease. Dr Mario Oriani-Ambrosini, MP, who was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 lung cancer, valiantly championed the cause of alternative and…

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DA-raadslid sluit by die VF Plus aan

Dr. Pieter Mulder, VF Plus-leier sal op Woensdag, 3 Februarie 2016 ʼn DA-raadslid by die VF Plus verwelkom. Dr. Mulder sal ook tydens hierdie geleentheid die VF Plus se standpunte rakende huidige politieke kwessies bekend maak en die party se strategie ten opsigte van die munisipale verkiesing verduidelik. Datum : Woensdag, 3 Februarie 2016 Plek : Vierde Raadsaal, Pres. Brandstraat, Bloemfontein Tyd : 12:00

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Tshwane Metropolisie: VF Plus lê ʼn klag by Openbare Beskermer rakende die Tshwane Metropolisie se direkteur, Moloko Racheku.

Die media word hiermee uitgenooi na ʼn mediakonferensie waar drie klagtes in dié verband bespreek gaan word. Die klagtes behels: Beweerde ongerymdhede rondom die skut van voertuie en die vrystelling daarvan wat tot ʼn groot verlies vir die Tshwane-metro gelei het. ʼn Forensiese verslag het reeds in September 2012 aanbevelinge hieroor gemaak; Die kwalifikasies van Racheku word bevraagteken; en Die beweerde misbruik van mag met die aanstelling van aanklaers vir dissiplinêre verhore.   Datum  :           Woensdag, 27 Januarie 2015. Tyd      :           13:00 Plek     :           VF…

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Commemoration of the Anglo-Zulu War’s Battle of Isandlwana

Presentation of His Majesty the King of the Zulu Nation To His Subjects, Before Delivering His Address by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP Inkosi of the Buthelezi Clan Traditional Prime Minister to the Zulu Monarch and Zulu Nation and President of the Inkatha Freedom Party His Majesty the King and members of the Royal Family; His Excellency the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, and Honourable Ministers present; the Honourable Premier of our Province and his Honourable Ministers; Her Britannic Majesty’s High…

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Christmas Function For Senior Citizens From Vulnerable Communities

Christmas function for senior citizens from vulnerable communities hosted by Noncedo Nkqintamo Adult Care and HIV/AIDS centre. Message of goodwill From Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP President of the Inkatha Freedom party. Langa: 3 December 2015 Politicians are always speaking to the youth. Somehow we think that the best ideas come from young people, as though they know better which direction we should walk in. But I know the wisdom of talking to the elderly, of listening to those with much life experience. I know that…

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Car Seats for Kids campaign embarks on collection and redistribution drive in Cape Town.

This October, in the spirit of National Transport Month and very importantly – Child Safety Month, Imperial Road Safety will be bringing their renowned Car Seats for Kids campaign to Cape Town. Imperial has partnered with the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, as well as KFM Breakfast, to bring this exceptional road safety campaign to the region – following three consecutive, successful years in Johannesburg. “We believe that Cape Town is a region that boasts a spirit of giving back and as…

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Sharing warmth by providing 67 blankets in celebration of Mandela Day, reached Cape Town homeless

Residents of Philippi, Lansdowne, Wynberg and Gugulethu were overwhelmed by the Cape Cobras, Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) and Shoprite South Africa’s gesture to share the warmth by providing 67 blankets, 250 cups of vegetable soup and bread to needy and homeless people in these suburbs on Thursday. The Cobras and WPCA joined forces with Shoprite South Africa to assist in their winter campaign #actsofwarmth as part of the Mandela Day celebrations. “It was an overwhelming success and there were several moments which left the…

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IFP: On Mandela National Day of Remembrance

Today the thoughts of a nation, and of many of our friends worldwide, turn to the legacy of Nelson Mandela. As we commemorate a year since receiving the tragic news of his passing, we have been urged to observe a period of silence followed by the singing of our national anthem. In that moment, let us remember the more noble aspects of South Africa’s story. Let us set aside the contentions, divisions and challenges that occupy so much of our attention in 2014, and consider…

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World AIDS day 2014

World AIDS Day 2014: WHO issues new recommendations on the use of antiretrovirals for treatment and prevention of HIV infection On World AIDS Day 2014, the World Health Organization has issued new recommendations to help countries close important gaps in HIV prevention and treatment services. Despite tremendous progress in recent years, with a record 13 million people accessing antiretroviral treatment in 2013, many people still lack access to comprehensive HIV treatment and prevention services. In 2013, 2 million people were newly infected with HIV. In…

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Free to use pictures from ATP Tennis professional Raven Klaasen’s Wedding

Stellenbosch, South Africa – South African tennis ace Raven Klaasen scored his greatest “victory” on Saturday when he married his long time best friend Celeste Jae in the Stellenbosch Winelands. Both Raven Klaasen and Celeste Jae are from Kuilsrivier in Cape Town and celebrated with family and friends including Raven’s long time coach Stephan De Kock, South African Davis Cup Captain, John Laffnie De Jager former professionals Jeff Coetzee and Peter Jon Nomdo at “In the Vine” outside Stellenbosch. The brides gown of winter white…

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Independence referendum starts in Scotland

Independence referendum starts in Scotland

Edinburgh – The Scottish independence referendum officially started on Thursday morning as polling stations opened for voting on the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?”. The ballots for the choice of “Yes” or “No” would be cast at polling stations in 32 local authorities, with a predicted turnout of 88 percent. This is the first Scottish independence referendum in Britain’s history and official figures showed that about 97 percent of those eligible to vote in Scotland signed up to vote in the referendum, which…

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SA to gain from ocean economy

SA to host global crime conference

Johannesburg – South Africa will next month host the 35th Annual Crime Stoppers Conference which will see the global crime fighting community converge in Cape Town. Hosted in Africa for the first time, Crime Stoppers is an international body that is active in over 26 countries around the world through programmes that are driven by the anonymous tip-offs that are passed on to law enforcement. The four-day conference to be held in Cape Town from 12 – 15 October 2014, will offer delegates a comprehensive…

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REBURIAL CEREMONY OF NATHANIEL NAKASA

REBURIAL CEREMONY OF NATHANIEL NAKASA

Durban City Hall: 13 September 2014 -On behalf of all those who knew and loved Nat Nakasa, I wish to express my gratitude to the Minister of Arts and Culture who has, in some small way, set the past right by retrieving our friend’s mortal remains from the United States and returning them to South Africa. Today, he will finally be buried with dignity by the very State that separated him from his country. There have been many inspiring tributes to this talented and promising…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

SA – National Heritage Month

Democracy is a much yearned for and sought after system of governance. As a system where the popular will of the people is superior to the will of individuals, democracy represents the Elysium of multitudes of people around the world. Democracy and its actors are seen to bring policies and frameworks that will safeguard a well-run, productive, efficient and competitive state. One of the most well-known democratic systems is that of ancient Greece. A democratic system in the Greece of 5th century BC was comprised…

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