May 29, 2017

Zuma vows to renew ANC

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The ANC in 2012 will take “urgent and practical steps” to fast-track the development of cadres, new and old. Delivering the ANC’s centenary January 8 statement to a packed Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, President Jacob Zuma said the party would take various steps to once again place the ANC at the forefront of the progressive forces for change. “We shall introduce and enforce measures to ensure that every member has undergone compulsory political and ideological training so that they understand fully the undertaking that to join the ANC is to make a conscious choice of serving the nation.” To…

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The “Twelve disciples” meet to recount struggle days

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Recounting struggle experience … ANC veterans who went into exile met in Bloemfontein this week. Nine ANC veterans who went into exile during the 1960s met again for the first time in 50 years after the party’s historic centenary celebrations kicked-off at the weekend. The group operated underground and were members of the ANC Youth League. They recounted tales of brutality of the apartheid regime during a special gathering in Bloemfontein. Sindiso Nfenyana, son of a reverend, was born in 1940 in Noupoort. As a child, he was alarmed at what he observed around him. By the 1960s, the sound…

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HIV+ mothers can prevent infecting babies

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If a baby tests positive for HIV, the situation can be addressed by giving it Nevirapine syrup. The syrup injection is usually administered hours before the delivery of the baby. Recent statistics released by the Health Department show that HIV-prevalence among pregnant women in the country has increased from 29.4 percent to 30.2 percent. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, releasing the National Antenatal Sentinel HIV and Syphilis Prevalence survey in Pretoria, said there was a high degree of stabilisation in the percentage increase of pregnant women between the ages 16 to 24 who were infected. However, there had been an upward…

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