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Wednesday 14 November, 2018 The North West Department of Health has noted the arbitration court’s decision for Head of Department, Dr Thabo Lekalakala, to be reinstated. “The department has noted the arbitration verdict concerning the suspension of Dr Thabo Lekalakala. It is important to remind the public that Dr Lekalakala was suspended following allegations of…

Friday, October 19, 2018 Deputy President David Mabuza says nothing short of a systemic overhaul is required to pull the country’s ailing health system out of the status quo. “We all agree that our health system is in crisis and needs urgent attention,” Mabuza said on Friday at the inaugural Presidential Health Summit. Delegates ranging…

 Note: Vicki Pinkney-Atkinson Climate action, SDG 13, is closely linked to Health SDG 3 and NCDs  Some SDG 13 targets:  Strengthen resilience &  adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation,…

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the panel that has been established to review a list off zero-rated food products will submit its report next month.  The Minister said this when he tabled the Treasury’s Budget Vote at the National Assembly on 22 May 2018. As part of measures to address a budget shortfall, the National…

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