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Coronavirus – South Africa: Council of Education Ministers (CEM) considers progress on State of Readiness for the Reopening of Schools

Download logoThe Council of Education Ministers met this morning to consider progress on the reopening of schools. CEM did receive a report on the progress made thus far. Last week CEM decided that SMT and teachers would return to school as from today (25 May) to finalise preparation ahead of the school reopening on 1 June 2020 for Grade 7 and 12. Basic Education Minister, Mrs Angie Motshekga, said that this week would be dedicated to mopping up and finalizing all outstanding matters befor

Coronavirus – Kenya: President Uhuru announce 31 new cases of COVID 19 & unveils an 8-Economic Stimulus Programme to stimulate growth Nairobi, Saturday May...

Download logoKenya has recorded 31 more cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the total tally to 1,192. Cumulatively 57,650 samples have been tested so far, President Uhuru Kenyatta said when he unveiled an 8- economic stimulus programme at State House today. “The rate of infections may indeed surge upwards or fall if we all fail to comply to protocols given by the Ministry of Health,” he advised. “The Coronavirus pandemic will continue undermi

Launch of publication on land reform

Download logoWhat: Launch of publication and policy platform on land reform Who: African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) When: Tuesday 26 May 2020 at 10.00 am Where: Digital on www.afdb.org The African Natural Resources Center (ANRC) of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) will launch  a publication containing a series of articles by leading international scholars whose ground-breaking research and analysis have shaped policy on land reform in Africa for more than two d

Coronavirus – Africa: Smithsonian Science Education Center with support of the World Health Organization launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth

Download logoThe Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)—a partnership of 140 national academies of science, engineering and medicine—has developed “COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?,” a new rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. The guide, which is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aims to help young people understand the science and social sc

Merck Foundation together with African First Ladies continue their strategy to provide specialty training for African doctors to better manage diabetes and hypertension patients

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue their strategy to provide one-year diploma and two-year master degree in both Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and Diabetes for medical postgraduates from more than 35 African and Asian countries. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and One of 100 Most Influential Africans emphasized, “Amidst the pandemic that has roc

Coronavirus – South Africa: Member of Executive Council (MEC) Debbie Schäfer on date for reopening schools during Coronavirus Covid-19 Lockdown

Download logoWe welcome the announcement by the Minister of Basic Education regarding the date for the return of learners – 1 June for Grade 7s and 12s. It has been extremely difficult for the WCED to make preparations without a final approved date. Nevertheless, we have been doing a lot of work in preparation for the opening of schools which I shall outline in more detail from tomorrow. There are still a number of details to be worked out, but we shall do th

Coronavirus – South Africa: Statement by Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga giving an update on preparations for the re-opening of schools

Download logoBy Angie Motshekga Let start by acknowledging Deputy Minister Mhaule and DG Mweli, members of the media, good afternoon. The Coronavirus has brought a lot of trauma and anxiety to all of us as a nation and the rest of the world. It has turned our lives upside down and there is a lot of fear about what will happen next. Since we started planning for the reopening of schools we have received many representations from parents and organisations. We highly appreciate.  I

Coronavirus – South Africa: Transport Committee concerned about slow transformation in Aviation Sector

Download logoThe Portfolio Committee on Transport yesterday met, via video conferencing, with the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) and the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), for the two entities to present their strategic and annual performance plans. The two entities of the Department of Transport were represented by their board members, management team and the Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms Dikeledi Magadzi.   The Deputy Minister told the committee that the entiti
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