May 28, 2017

Thandi Modise

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The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) recently visited Xhariep District as part of a programme called “Taking Parliament to the People”. The biannual oversight programme which was launched in 2002, focused on healthcare challenges faced by people in that district. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to the NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise who led the visit, on the importance of the programme and what they hoped to achieve from the exercise. Makoni also asked Modise why the NCOP had a particular focus on health amid a host other issues faced by the district and whether there will be time to consider…

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Aggrey Mohapi

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The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has dedicated the week of May 15-19 to educate members of the public about the importance of adequate sanitation and hygiene. Known as the Sanitation Week, this year’s observance will be held under the theme: Sanitation for Health and Dignity. Various activities will be carried out in the province until next month with the aim of educating communities on the correct use of toilets as well as the importance of health and hygiene. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to the DWS Free State sanitation manager Aggrey Mohapi on the significance of this year’s…

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Henk de Jager

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The Central University of Technology (CUT) has appointed Professor Henk de Jager as the institution’s new Vice-Chancellor and Principal, effective June 1, 2017. The university’s new head comes in at a time the higher education sector is faced with a host of challenges, including the high cost of university fees and the need for transformation. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to De Jager in an exclusive interview about his vision for the university and higher education in the country generally. He asked him about what he viewed as the major challenges faced in higher education and how he hoped to…

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