May 29, 2017

Teachers, principal accused of drinking binge


The principal and two teachers at a south Durban school are under investigation by the Department of Education for consuming alcohol during a school excursion last week. Police were called in to escort the two male teachers from the school premises on Wednesday after furious parents arrived at the front gate protesting and calling for their suspension. The principal and the teachers have since been told by education officials to stay at home until the matter was resolved. The Grade 7 pupils, accompanied by eight teachers, travelled in two buses on an excursion to Howick and the Natal Zoological Gardens…

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Prisons make progress against TB


South Africa’s overcrowded prisons have become breeding grounds for tuberculosis (TB), putting thousands of inmates and people who work at the department of correctional services (DCS) at high risk of contracting the infectious disease. However, South Africa’s prisons are making notable strides in the fight against TB through the National TB Programme, which focuses on TB and HIV/AIDS. The programme addresses TB risks in the prison system where inmates and DCS workers face overcrowded conditions and where the prison design of many facilities can exacerbate the problem, which in turn can filter back into their communities. According to non-profit organisation…

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SA a good news story: Zuma


Cape Town – President Jacob Zuma insists South Africa is a “good news story”, and that those who disagree have either not been observant or live in another country. Responding to oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday, Zuma said even if there have been disagreements with the type of economic policies South Africa followed in the past (such as GEAR and Asgisa), it doesn’t mean the country hasn’t moved forward. His comments came after Inkatha Freedom Party MP Mkhuleko Hlengwa asked the president how South Africa could proclaim a good news story while unemployment is higher than 27%. Zuma responded…

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