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22 September, 2015
The purpose of National Health Insurance (NHI) is to ensure affordable and equitable medical care is available to all in South Africa and not just to those who can afford it.  
22 September, 2015
Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, says while unemployment in South Africa is exacerbated by a lack of appropriate skills‚ it is also compounded by the shortage of suitable post-school education opportunities.  
22 September, 2015
The World Bank has previously said there is strong support from countries and businesses worldwide for carbon pricing schemes to cut greenhouse emissions.  
22 September, 2015
Amnesty International has called on the Angolan authorities to drop the charge of ‘rebellion’ against human rights activist Jose Marcos Mavungo and immediately and unconditionally free him ahead of the court's final decision on his case on Monday.  
22 September, 2015
According to Christopher Harress, as conflicts continue to rage in Ukraine, Syria and locations around Asia, Africa and South America, International Peace Day is perhaps a timely reminder of the alternatives that exist to violence.  
22 September, 2015
Many Malawian girls escape abusive marriages, but survivors are challenged with poverty, HIV and lack of opportunities for education or employment.  
22 September, 2015
According to Chido Chikuni, it is indeed heartening that the newly appointed Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition director, Dr Philan Zamchiya has seen the light and made a reversal on the stance of regime change that his non-governmental organisation (NGO) has been pursuing.  
17 September, 2015
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has said that, “Energy planning in South Africa has neglected the key element of how electricity moves from generation to consumption.”  
17 September, 2015
Students at the University of Kwazulu-Natal’s Westville campus have stoned cars and set fire to buildings on campus‚ prompting the institution to announce it was halting lectures.   The protests‚ are believed to be related to student fees.  
17 September, 2015
Phumla Williams, acting cabinet spokesperson, states that, South Africans are not lying about their qualifications in greater numbers, but rather‚ the private and public sectors should be commended for dealing with fake qualifications.  
17 September, 2015
An Afrobarometer survey shows that satisfaction with democracy remains elusive, as just 51 percent of citizens surveyed in 28 African countries believed their country was a full democracy, or one with just a few problems.  
17 September, 2015
Northwest Zambian senior chief, Musele, has sold a tract of land to a foreign firm for a new copper mine, and leaves hundreds of families displaced.  
17 September, 2015
The new international targets to improve people's lives and protect life on the planet, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), do much more than just extend for another 15 years the remit of the Millennium Development Goals.
17 September, 2015
On 22 September 2015 - World Rhino Day 2015 – non-governmental organisations (NGOs), zoos, businesses, schools and citizens everywhere will unite to celebrate one of Earth’s most beloved species: the rhino.
17 September, 2015
‘Tree-preneurs’ will be part of a new campaign to plant one million indigenous trees in predetermined areas of South Africa over the next three years.

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