July 21, 2017

News:

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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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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