Inquiry on data costs start next month
The Competition Commission will next month hold public hearings for the Data Services Market Inquiry. The Commission initiated the Market Inquiry following numerous complaints relating to data services in the country. “The Market Inquiry seeks to understand features in the market and the value chain that may cause or... Read more
Use social media in a responsible manner
The Ministry of Communications has urged the public to use social media in a responsible manner. This follows an image on social media showing a minor who is alleged to have contracted a mouth disease after consuming “counterfeit” or illicit perishable goods procured from stores owned by foreign nationals.... Read more
Listeriosis outbreak declared over
Grocery stores and mums have been given the green light to once again stock processed meat on shelves and pack them in lunch boxes. This comes almost six months after polony and other ready-to-eat processed meats were declared no go areas by the Department of Health. “A team of... Read more
Financial institutions warned to guard against cyber attacks
Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Francois Groepe has urged financial institutions to be aware of cyber threats as they embrace technological advancements. Speaking at the Innovation and Cybersecurity Conference at the Sandon Convention Centre on Tuesday, the Deputy Governor said the world is changing at an exponential rate. “This era... Read more
Quality healthcare must be for all
South Africa must move beyond the era of exclusively preserving quality healthcare for those with deep pockets, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. Addressing the Stakeholder Consultative Meeting on the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme on Friday in Tshwane, the President said the scheme is meant to ensure all South Africans... Read more
Climate change is everyone’s business
Environmental Affairs Minister, Dr Edna Molewa, has invited South Africans from all walks of life to join global efforts to combat climate change. Molewa made the call at the opening of the South African National Talanoa Dialogue in Midrand on Thursday. The Talanoa Dialogue is a process designed to... Read more
Mobile clinic joining hands with department of health to tackle systemic issues
Healthy Mom and Baby Clinic’s (HMBC) Mobile Clinic recently embarked on a community outreach campaign, in partnership with the Department of Health. The campaign aimed to provide care to outlying impoverished communities in Emahleni, Donkerhoek, and Ocean View, to address systemic health issues such as paediatric malnutrition and routine... Read more
SA promotes participation of girls in STEM career fields
The TechnoGirl programme is at the frontline of a process that will contribute towards women participating meaningfully in the mainstream economy in careers that are predominantly dominated by men, says Department of Women Deputy Director-General, Annette Griessel. Addressing the TechnoGirl partnership launch, Griessel said the programme plays a critical... Read more
Educational drive on digital migration
The Department of Communications is working with broadcasters such as e.tv, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), MultiChoice and Star Sat to educate the public about digital migration in the Free State. The initiative follows Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s announcement last month that the Broadcasting Digital Migration Project Management... Read more
Tests underway to find cause of diarrhoea outbreak
The Mpumalanga Provincial Government has called on members of the public, who suspect that they may have diarrhoea, to visit their nearest health facility. This comes as the provincial government tries to contain a diarrhoea outbreak in the Ehlanzeni region. “To date, over 1 300 cases of diarrhoea have... Read more