Slain police officer remembered at memorial service

Slain police officer remembered at memorial service

CAPE TOWN – Constable Donay Phillips has been described as God-fearing, humble, disciplined and dedicated to his job. The 32-year-old was among three people who were shot dead at New Somerset Hospital last weekend. READ: Police officer dies after hospital shooting Former Vredenburg police officer Jean-Paul Malgas is accused of the murders and has since abandoned his bail […]

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SA National AIDS Council speaks on the impact of TB

SA National AIDS Council speaks on the impact of TB

JOHANNESBURG – The South African National Aids Council says TB remains the main killer in HIV patients. It has secured a Global Fund grant of nearly R9-billion over the next three years to continue the fight against the two diseases. READ: New ‘highly virulent’ HIV strain discovered in the Netherlands Sanac CEO Dr Thembisile Xulu said: […]

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SA’s Electricity Crisis | Gordhan: We are fixing the system

SA’s Electricity Crisis | Gordhan: We are fixing the system

JOHANNESBURG – Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is attributing the latest power cuts to a shortage of skilled engineers and inadequate equipment. Eskom has been implementing stage two blackouts at night this week and says not a single power station is fully operational. “Secondly, it is well understood among engineers who understand power stations, who understand […]

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DA calls for state of disaster over electricity crisis

DA calls for state of disaster over electricity crisis

JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance says the worsening electricity crisis must be declared a state of disaster. It wants the matter on the agenda of the next cabinet meeting. READ: Gordhan: No need to declare energy crisis a state of disaster The party also wants a swifter response on independent power producers being allowed to generate electricity. […]

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Paarl nurses honoured by Gift of the Givers

Paarl nurses honoured by Gift of the Givers

PAARL – More than 300 nurses from the Paarl Provincial Hospital were honoured on International Nurses’ Day. Gift of the Givers says health workers have been the backbone of the country for the two and half years during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of the nurses have lost loved ones or colleagues to the virus and on Thursday they […]

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Mamabolo: Govt can’t fix pothole issues on its own

Mamabolo: Govt can’t fix pothole issues on its own

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Roads and Transport  MEC, Jacob Mamabolo says government can’t fix pothole issues on its own. He says weather conditions also impact the country’s roads, which are poorly maintained, potholed, and deteriorating. READ: Gauteng road users struggle with potholes “The impact of the rains we have seen has its own time lag in terms of when we […]

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