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5 October, 2016
With just 20 days to go before the start of the matric exams, the Eastern Cape Department of Education is ready to deliver credible examinations in the province and is hoping to improve on last year’s pass rate.
5 October, 2016
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may raise a person's relative risk of heart failure by nearly 20 percent, according to the analysis of medical records of nearly 10 million patients.
5 October, 2016
A new study found that up to half of patients in countries like Ghana and the Philippines who need radiation for cancer cannot access this treatment. Many cancer patients in low- and middle-income nations who would benefit from radiation treatment don't receive it, a new study finds.
5 October, 2016
Zimbabwe will introduce bond notes end of October 2016. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe confirmed this in its mid-term monetary policy statement.
5 October, 2016
Residents in the city of Bulawayo returned to the fields on Monday after some little showers pounded the country’s second largest city on Sunday, hoping to take advantage of the rain season to produce food which has turned inaccessible to many.  
29 September, 2016
With most of the country’s food relief efforts concentrated in rural areas, a local non-governmental organisations has come up with a similar initiative which is targeting the more vulnerable elderly population in urban areas.
29 September, 2016
As talks about a complete ban on both the international and domestic markets heat up, the Swaziland government accuses western non-governmental organisations (NGOs) of being ‘armchair preservationists’.
29 September, 2016
More than US$1 billion in debt and financing commitments from United States (US) agencies and private investors is set to be announced for President Barack Obama's signature Africa energy initiative, Power Africa.
29 September, 2016
Abandonment rates for smartphone apps are surging as users simply have too much choice, says an analyst from technology research firm Gartner.
29 September, 2016
A Tanzanian lecturer has been charged with insulting President John Magufuli in a WhatsApp message, according to a senior police official, bringing the number of people charged under a tough new cybercrimes law to 10.
29 September, 2016
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says the South African population faces a far more serious problem of indoor pollution compared to outdoor pollution.
29 September, 2016
Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, says her office will be taking legal action against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board following the appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng to a senior executive position.
29 September, 2016
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) says the government’s 30 percent pass rate at school level is why many students fail at universities.
29 September, 2016
President Jacob Zuma says it is critical for governments to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
29 September, 2016
Students at the University of the Free State (UFS) say the proposed eight percent fees increment for 2017 is unjust especially for poor students.

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