December 13, 2018


Diabetes not a death sentence


There are still so many misconceptions about diabetes that this often leads to late diagnosis which could have a severe impact on a person’s quality of life. According to Diabetes South Africa (DSA), there are approximately six-million diabetics in the country and only 8 000 are registered with the association. Undiagnosed diabetes accounted for 85% of those with diabetes in studies from South Africa, according to the World Diabetes Foundation. Also, in developing countries, the cost of medication for diabetes is significantly higher with poor communities unable to afford health care. The World Health Organisation (WHO) will be commemorating World…

Nkondlo calls for moral leadership


The administrative leadership of the Naledi Municipality in the Xhariep District, under the stewardship of the new municipal manager Nceba Tukane, has embarked on an innovative, soul-searching initiative. This in an attempt to turn around the situation in the once turbulent area, which made headlines two years ago with the murder of mayor Charles Motlohi. The municipality recently held an Indaba in Dewetsdorp to reflect on the challenges of the new leadership in the area. Political analyst professor Kwandile Nkondlo was invited as the guest speaker to share his perspective on the imperatives of the new leadership in South Africa…

Eskom regional manager defends coal as energy source


Power supplier Eskom plans to electrify 2 377 homes at a cost of R24.9-million during 2011/2012. This was revealed by the newly appointed regional manager Lindi Mthombeni during a media briefing in Bloemfontein this week. She was addressing the media ahead of the COP17 Climate Change Summit that will take place in Durban next week. The agenda on climate change is urging industries such as Eskom to reduce carbon emissions and replace coal with renewable energy such as solar energy. This, according to Mthombeni, cannot happen as it is too costly and will disadvantage the poor. She emphasised that it…