Category Archives: Lifestyle

Malaria outbreak in Limpopo and Mpumalanga

Malaria outbreak in Limpopo and Mpumalanga Following the malaria outbreaks in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, there has been daily monitoring of the developments through the district outbreak response meetings. However, the overall number of reported malaria cases has declined in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo over the past two weeks. There have been a high number of malaria cases in South Africa in the 2016/17 season, compared to the previous season. This has been attributed to the rise in ambient temperature, rainfall and humidity.…

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Miss Mpumalanga Teen: Crowning new leaders for a better tomorrow

The Miss Mpumalanga Teen 2017 is taking place on the 10th December 2016 at Nombolo Mdhluli Conference Centre in the Kruger National Park, Skukuza at 14h00. Tickets can be bought at Computicket for R200 VIP and R140 for GA. Free access at the Kruger National Park gates will be permitted only to those with tickets. 12 stunning finalists, groomed into role models, excitingly waiting to take on the runway on the 10th. The finalists are not only exquisitely gorgeous but are also educated and strive…

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ANC-dubbelpratery skep verwarring oor beleid rakende pensioenfondse

Gaan die ANC nou pensioenfondse teiken, of is dit ten minste voorlopig steeds veilig? Dit is die vraag wat ontstaan nadat ANC-dubbelpratery oor die aangeleentheid, soos in talle ander gevalle, tot groot onsekerheid oor belangrike beleidsake lei, sê adv. Anton Alberts, die VF Plus se parlementêre woordvoerder oor finansies. In sy antwoord op ʼn parlementêre vraag van adv. Alberts oor pensioene, sê die minister van finansies, Nhlanhla Nene, onder meer hy ‘oorweeg geen planne wat aan private of openbare pensioenfondse sal voorskryf’hoe om hul geld…

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Procedures for travel to Ebola countries from SA

Pretoria – South African Airways (SAA) has introduced new procedures for travel to and from Ebola virus high risk areas with passengers required to seek permission to travel from the national Department of Health. “All travellers between South Africa and the Ebola high-risk areas in West Africa must follow the new procedures introduced for the airlines aimed at ensuring compliance with a recent cabinet decision. “The measures are effective as we speak,” SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali said on Friday. Government has previously advised South Africans…

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Situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

Ban on travellers from Ebola-affected countries

Pretoria – South Africa has taken the decision to impose a total travel ban for all non-citizens traveling from identified high risk countries to limit the spread of Ebola to the country, unless the travel is considered absolutely essential. Addressing media at a briefing in Pretoria, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in addition, citizens of South Africa who wish to travel to these countries will be requested to delay their travel unless it is also absolutely essential for them to travel. The high-risk countries are…

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Ebola Virus in semen of men who have recovered from Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola not a threat to SA tourism

Pretoria – The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa’s tourism industry is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In a statement on Tuesday, the Minister said government reiterates that South Africa remains the destination of choice for tourism, despite a report in the media which stated that the industry had become the first victim of Ebola. A media report claimed that 1 500 tourists from Thailand, who were meant to visit the country, have cancelled their trips. “It is unfortunate…

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Reforms to take the sting out of retirement

Pretoria – Retirement reforms proposed by government are aimed at ensuring that pension fund members are better protected and can retire comfortably, National Treasury says. “We have noted public concerns that are fuelled by rumours that government will take away people’s hard-earned pensions and prevent them from accessing their funds. These rumours are based on a misunderstanding of Government’s proposals,” said Treasury in a statement. “We would like to assure citizens that government has no intention to nationalise people’s pension/provident funds or prevent them from…

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