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US – Iran News: Trump ‘Iran Appears To Be Standing Down’

“Iran appears to be standing down,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in address to the nation the morning after more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeted two Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops.    “No American or Iraqi lives were lost because of the precautions taken, the dispersal of forces and an early warning system […]

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World Bank Cuts South Africa’s Growth Forecast Over Load Shedding – Report

The World Bank has cut its economic growth forecast for South Africa to below 1% for 2020 due to load shedding. According to Fin24, it’s the first key institution to cut its forecast due to electricity supply concerns. It now expects the economy to expand by 0.9% this year. Eskom announced on Thursday morning that stage […]

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A retired South African is going the extra (nautical) mile for Education (Cape to Rio!)

By Dorria Watt Septuagenarian Phil Wade (75) has decided to compete in the Cape2Rio yacht race – which starts this Saturday, January 11, 2020 – to raise funds for a bursary that will enable a deserving young lady from Cato Manor Township near Durban – whom Captain Wade has never met – enroll in a maritime education […]

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Excellence and determination celebrated at MediTraining Academy Graduation

Next generation steps up to fill skills gaps in SA health sector  Thursday, 9 January 2020, Forty-seven men and women donned academic gowns to celebrate their MediTraining Academy graduation recently, and are now setting their sights on a brighter future. Many of the graduates are now qualified in fields that are sorely needed within South […]

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Eskom Extends Stage 2 Load Shedding Until Friday Morning

Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will now continue until 6am on Friday. The utility implemented stage two blackouts at 9pm on Wednesday night, which was expected to last until 8am, citing a loss to generation capacity. It said that it had lost additional generating capacity overnight of over 14,000MW. Eskom said that […]

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Engen KlevaKidz spreads life-saving safety messages to vulnerable children

Engen KlevaKidz is an annual campaign that engages and educates young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. In 2019, it reached 78 schools and shared crucial safety messages with 48 812 young learners in five provinces. Engen is South Africa’s leading marketer of illuminating paraffin. Branded Laurel Paraffin, the energy source is […]

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Education System Is Stabilising, Say Experts After 2019 Matric Results

Experts believe the national 2019 matric pass rate is a step in the right direction. Sarah Gravett, the dean of education at the University of Johannesburg, said the improvement in various provinces including the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo revealed that despite insufficient infrastructure and limited resources, efforts had been made to try and deliver […]

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Authorities Investigate Cause Of Death Of 4 Children In Motherwell

Forensic tests will be done to determine what caused the deaths of four children who allegedly consumed a toxic substance. The children – aged between 3 and 11 – were playing at a dumping site in Motherwell on Sunday when they apparently ate food they’d found. Police say the children were rushed to hospital after […]

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Leave Pupils Out Of Protests, Says Lesufi After Matric Pass Rate Drops

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said schools that experienced disruptions due to protests dragged the province’s matric pass rate down. Lesufi was speaking at the announcement of the provincial matric results in Randburg. Gauteng received the second-highest pass rate in the country, achieving 87.2%, a 0.7% decline from the previous year. Lesufi said communities that […]

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