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R1,235 billion – The amount allocated to the Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges Bursary Scheme in 2011/12. 122 911 students are being supported with bursaries and loans.
1800 – The number of suspects that have been arrested due to tip-offs sent by the public to Crime Line via its 32211 SMS service and its website http://www.crimeline.co.za.
7 054 The number of work, business and corporate permits issued in the quarter April – June 2011. This is part of attracting scarce skills into the country and boosting the economy, which will help with job creation.
It took 10 days to raise money and match grants for installing solar water heaters in 500 homes, which will bring hot water to more than 3 000 residents for a COP17 legacy project.
September is Heritage Month in South Africa. This year the theme for Heritage Month is “Celebrating the Heroes and Heroines of the Liberation Struggle in South Africa”. This theme throws the spotlight on the idealism and heroism of those who fought to liberate the country from colonialism and apartheid. Their memories will be evoked, their [...]
This week we celebrate African Traditional medicine which is a holistic discipline involving the use of indigenous herbalism combined with aspects of African spirituality. About 80% of Africa’s population relies on traditional medicine for their basic health needs. In some cases traditional medicine is the only healthcare service available, accessible and affordable to many people [...]
As many parts of the country are gripped in icy conditions, a number of major arterial routes will be affected and motorists are urged to exercise extreme caution to ensure their safety. Snow in South Africa is relatively rare and as such, vehicles and motorists are ill equipped to handle what is a very dangerous [...]
Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe, will on Friday, 22 July 2011 deliver a keynote address at the sixth World Congress of Education International at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) Education International is the global union federation of organisations that represents over 30 million teachers and other education workers, through 402 member organisations in 173 [...]
Did the earth get hotter? Yes. Is it common? Yes. Since 1900, the average temperature has increased by 0.7 degrees Celsius. Over the past 300 years, the temperature has risen by about 0.6 °C. Of course, we didn’t have cars and electricity for most of this time. So the great climate debate is not if the [...]