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Changes to the Driven Machinery Regulations have come into effect. To launch the new rules and standards, employers, company owners and safety officers attended a workshop on the requirements for the inspection and testing of driven machinery.
Advice from health experts such as psychologists, nutritionists and general practitioners is now just a few clicks away, following the launch by the Department of Health of a mobi-site targeting young people. It will help adolescents to make informed choices about their health.
Despite all the constructions delays and labour turmoil, Medupi Power Station went into commercial operation on Sunday, 23 August. It will pump almost 800 megawatts of power into the national grid and will help to alleviate the load shedding that has plagued the country.
A digital literacy programme by the city of Johannesburg and the University of Johannesburg will tutor city residents in making constructive use of the city's free, public wireless broadband network, in the interests of job creation, economic growth and community development.
Commuters at Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks will get access to free wifi, according to Project Isizwe, which will offer a cap of 250MB at a speed of 15mbps. Living without information is unthinkable, says the group, which also drives access in other parts of South Africa.
The Department of Water Affairs has created a new online water services system for water management institutions, commercial water users, researchers and the general public. They will be able to get updated information on the status of water and sanitation in South Africa.
Interactive boards and mobile devices are set to replace the traditional chalkboard and notebooks for Grade 12 students in Gauteng. The provincial department of education has started a province-wide rollout of technology to create paperless classrooms.
A rural community in South Africa's North West province has received a solar-powered health centre, an initiative set up through a partnership between local government and Samsung Electronics. The aim is to improve the overall health of the community.
Mining houses, the government and other stakeholders are investing in improving socio- economic conditions in distressed mining towns and rural labour-sending areas. Among the R18- mbillion worth of interventions, are housing, health care and job creation initiatives.
Cash from the sale of the state's 13.91% stake in Vodacom - to the Public Investment Corporation, which acts for the Government Employees Pension Fund - will finance the multibillion-rand allocation to Eskom. The deal is believed to be worth nearly R29-billion.