Newsflashes

18 January, 2016
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande‚ speaking amidst a resumption of #FeesMustFall protests‚ confirmed that university students who meet the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) means test will not pay upfront payments when registering for the 2016 academic year.
18 January, 2016
As residents from Senekal and Aliwal North in the Free State battle the worst drought in years, a humanitarian organisation has distributed more than 250 000 litres of water to the communities.
18 January, 2016
Justice Project South Africa, a road transport non-governmental organisation, says the festive season's death toll on the country's roads is shocking.
18 January, 2016
Equal Education, a non-governmental organisation, says unless access to school resources improves in the rural areas, learners will continue to underperform.
18 January, 2016
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) says it plans to fund 405 000 students in 2016 alone. NFSAS executive officer, Msulwana Daca, says they are committed to building “a robust and strong administrative system to give money to the students who are really in need.”
3 December, 2015
Livestock management app, Modisar, has been crowned winner of the Botswanan leg of start-up pitching competition, Seedstars World, in the final African event of the world-touring competition.
3 December, 2015
Development partners have urged the Zimbabwean government to be more aggressive in tackling child marriage, which is a serious violation of human rights.
3 December, 2015
United States of America (USA) Ambassador, Virginia Palmer, has awarded K59.5 million grants to nine organisations working with people with disabilities across Malawi through the Ambassador's HIV and AIDS Small Grants Fund.
3 December, 2015
Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, and her department have been lashed by senior judges for their ‘woeful’ inability to deliver textbooks to schools in Limpopo three years after a new curriculum was introduced.
3 December, 2015
The South African Council of Churches (SACC) says it plans to tackle the challenges and imbalances in the country through a campaign called ‘The South Africa We Pray For’‚ stating that research it commissioned shows that inequality today is far greater than it was at the end of apartheid.
3 December, 2015
Women’s rights group People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) says it is looking into Mzansi Magic’s reality show showing a man admitting to targeting schoolgirls for sex.
3 December, 2015
The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) says we are still a long way from realising a vaccine or a cure for HIV.
3 December, 2015
Thuliswa Sontsele, a social worker at South Coast Hospice, says dealing with people infected with HIV/AIDS is a difficult job. Sontsele says they work tirelessly in educating people about the importance of taking medication and to adhere to the treatment.
2 December, 2015
Japan has provided a grant-contract of around K9.5 million for two of its non-governmental organisations operating in the health sector in Zambia.
2 December, 2015
South Africa is among six countries where over half the world's adolescents living with HIV can be found.  

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