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South Africa South Africa: Innovation Needed to Deliver Services
Cape Town — Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly. Speaking at the Centre for Public Service Conference at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, the Minister said this was because the public service needed to move to a space where crucial government deliverables such as education, health, provision of water and sanitation, among others, are done ...
South Africa South Africa: Sixty Seven Minutes for a Cleaner SA
South Africans have been encouraged to dedicate 67 minutes of their time this Mandela Month to clean their communities. In his 2014 State of the Nation (SONA) message, President Jacob Zuma called on all South Africans to practice a healthier and cleaner way of living by taking care of their environment and cleaning up the areas where they live. “The country can be beautified by getting together for a major clean-up of our cities, town, township, villages and schools,” said President Zuma ...
South Africa South Africa: 2014 Women's Month
The Free State Department of Health will be commemorating Women’s Month under the national theme “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment”. The planned event is organised by the women of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of the Free State Department of Health. The event resonates with the call of the national theme which is looking at honouring the extraordinary and often unrecognised determination and tenacity of women. Whilst the focus of the women’s month is the developmen ...
South Africa South Africa: Africa's First AMS Lab Launched
Africa’s first Accelerated Mass Spectrometry (AMS) facility lab has been launched at the iThemba Laboratory at the University of Johannesburg. Launching the facility on Monday, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said the new facility will have an impressive output for the country. “It will go far in enabling us to realise some of our strategic goals as a system, strengthening our efforts to build a vibrant knowledge economy in South Africa and achieve the vision articulated in o ...
South Africa South Africa: African Business Schools to Promote Innovative Thinking
Business educators from across Africa learn that identifying new opportunities for innovative thinking is vital for African business schools if they wish to offer relevant and meaningful training to the continent's future business leaders. While the latest economic data shows continuing strong economic growth for countries on the African continent - and specifically in West and East Africa - there is a danger that the opportunities created by this new wealth will not translate into benefits for ...
South Africa South Africa: Audio Books for KZN Visually Impaired
Twenty nine visually impaired people, in Pietermaritzburg, have been given Victor Readers, also known as audio book players, to help them better access information. The move is part of on-going efforts by the KwaZulu-Natal Arts and Culture Department to assist the province’s visually impaired community. R1 million has been set aside for the mini libraries project which aims to promote a culture of reading among the visually impaired.
Uganda KiBO Foundation, a social enterprise focused on developing skills and unleashing the capacity of youth through ICT skills in Uganda, has started a programme in Entebbe to help young people with disabilities attain IT skills.
KiBO Foundation, a social enterprise focused on developing skills and unleashing the capacity of youth through ICT skills in Uganda, has started a programme in Entebbe to help young people with disabilities attain IT skills.
Kenya East Africa: EAC States to Scrap Roaming Charges in October
East African Community (EAC) Heads of State are set to launch the waiving of roaming charges in the five partner member states in October 2014.
Ghana Ghana: Accessing Quality Education Through ICT
Information Communication Technology (ICT) has become the most influential, dependable and cost effective means of enhancing corporate and organizational development across the globe. Its use and impact has become so imperative that no meaningful development could take place minus this simple but complex tool.
South Africa South Africa: Better Care for Cancer Patients
Care for cancer patients at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital (CMJAH) is set to improve, thanks to an upgraded oncology pharmacy worth R1.5 million. The pharmacy was launched today. About 200 people are diagnosed with cancer every month at the hospital. Over and above that, more than 2 000 patients -- including those from KwaZulu-Natal, North West and Free State provinces -- receive oncology treatment from the hospital every month.
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