May 29, 2017

Top academic pleads for respect, unity

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As the Free State Central University of Technology joins Africa Day celebrations … The Central University of the Free State is committed to contributing to a better Africa and better world through tolerance of diversity and respect of fellow beings regardless of race or social standing. These were the words of Vice-Chancellor and Rector at the university, Professor Henk De Jager as the institution joined the rest of the continent in celebrating the continental yearly calendar day. He called on students and members of the public in attendance to join hands in building a better and united country for all…

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Heads have to roll over SABC mess, says ANC MP

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There was also a concern raised by Scopa chairperson Themba Godi that documents had been destroyed at the SAB The knives are out for acting chief executive of the SABC James Aguma, with the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) calling for his suspension over the mess at the SABC. Members of Scopa on Wednesday accused Aguma of skipping the meeting to avoid having to explain the illegal appointment of a firm to investigate irregular expenditure of R5.1 billion at the public broadcaster. They said he could “run but cannot hide”, and they wanted him to account for the illegal…

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Xhariep health shock

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Urgent action needed as critical shortages of staff, cleaning equipment, transport for patients, as well as poor maintenance of infrastructure persist . . .  The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has urged the Free State Department of Health to prioritise the recruitment of critical staff at its facilities in the Xhariep District to ensure better delivery of services. The call comes following a three-day visit to the district which ended yesterday (Thursday), by a delegation of the NCOP Social Cluster to various health centres across the district to assess the situation and make recommendations on how operations can be improved….

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