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The Choice trust brings healthcare closer to home

Choice thumbThrough the training of local healthcare workers and community members, the Choice Trust has made accessing primary healthcare easier for people living in rural Tzaneen in Limpopo.

SA 'taking every precaution' against Ebola

Second group of South Africans sent to West Africa

Another group of South African health workers, comprising nurses and paramedics, are flying to Sierra Leone, where they will join other agencies in combating the Ebola outbreak and treating people infected with the virus.
Celebrating Africa's health heroes

Celebrating Africa’s health heroes

In Africa, only 3% of the world's healthcare workers tend to 24% of the global disease burden. To help bridge the skills divide, the University of Cape Town offers programmes aimed at African students who want to make a difference in their home countries. Here are some of their stories.
University turns humiliation into success

University turns humiliation into success

South Africa was shocked in 2009 when five cleaners at Free State University were subjected to a racist "initiation" ritual. Today, not only has the university turned its reputation around, it has also helped the five workers start their own company - and awarded them a four-year contract.
South Africa on the right track: report

Community child care workers ‘filling a huge gap’

The government's Isibindi outreach programme, which deploys trained community-based child and youth care workers to provide support and protection to vulnerable children and families across South Africa, has helped nearly 90 000 children in its first year of operation.

Solms-Delta lives a transformation ethos

South Africa's famous wine farms were founded and built on slavery, and are still suffering the effects of this terrible legacy. But Solms-Delta, a farm in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, has put in place various mechanisms to build a truly equal industry, while paying respect to the past.

SA to push UN development goals

Zuma calls for end to mining strike

Endless strikes, and bargaining tactics characterised by violence and intimidation, are damaging both to workers' own interests and to the economy, President Jacob Zuma told a Workers' Day rally at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Thursday.

Student day gives aspiring engineers the edge

AEL Mining Services hosted a student day to give third and fourth year engineering students from the University of Pretoria a more practical insight into the mining industry.

Workers key to SA democracy: Zuma

Workers key to SA democracy: Zuma

South Africa's democracy would not be sustainable or successful if the plight of the working class, employed and unemployed, was not sufficiently attended to, President Jacob Zuma told a Workers' Day rally in Kimberly, Northern Cape on Wednesday.
Zuma visits Marikana mine workers

Zuma visits Marikana mine workers

President Jacob Zuma, during a visit to Marikana near Rustenburg on Wednesday, told striking mine workers that a commission of inquiry would uncover the truth behind the clashes with the police that led to the deaths of 34 of their colleagues last week.

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