May 29, 2017

lfred Nevhutanda

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The National Lotteries Commision (NLC) has urged communities to organise themselves into formalised groups and approach the organisation for assistance. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni recently spoke to NLC chairperson Alfred Nevhutanda to get a clearer understanding of who qualifies for the support and how the funding is organised. Makoni also asked Nevhutanda who was the key-speaker at the launch of the newly built R28 million student hostel at Sediti Secondary School and how he viewed the way education is funded in the country and what should be done to improve it. Excerpts: Sediti School has received brand new boarding facilities…

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Pule Sekawana

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The Free State recently hosted the first ever Agro-Processing Summit aimed at repositioning the province in the agricultural sector by promoting value addition to agricultural produce as a means towards economic transformation and job creation. During the summit, it was agreed that black farmers had largely remained on the fringes of the agricultural sector due to the lack of access to capital, in-depth knowledge of farming as a business and limited access to markets. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to the Rural development and land reform provincial head Pule Sekawana to get a clearer understanding of how the agricultural sector…

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Henk Meintjes

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Leading financial services group Liberty recently reported that at least 24 percent of the claims on life policies recorded in the Free State last year were to cancer, the highest proportion in the country. Liberty also reported that there was a marked increase in musculoskeletal diseases and disorders also recorded. This refers to injuries or pain to the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, and structures that support limbs, neck and back. Also in the country’s central region in the Northern Cape, the highest cause of claims was cardiac and cardiovascular, while the most unfortunate cause for claims was suicides among…

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