[pretoria] - Top honours for SA science duo

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSA), funded by the Department of Science and Technology, annually nominates young scientists to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings which are designed as a forum for young scientists from all over the world to have an in-depth exchange with Nobel Laureates.

Professor …

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[pretoria] - Countdown to 2019 polling day

In addition, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) also said a political party contesting the polls needed to pay a total of R605 000.

Registration for Parliament is R200 000 and R45 000 for each of the provincial legislatures. So far, 299 political parties have been registered. However, only …

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[pretoria] - #ConsumerWatch: Building on shaky ground

It’s badly constructed, dangerous and an eyesore in the upmarket estate she had bought into. Her three-year fight with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) hasn’t got her anywhere. The Human Settlements Ombudsman (HSO), who was appointed by previous human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu, intervened, but the …

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[pretoria] - SA offers help to Ethiopia in air disaster probe

This would be done through the task team comprising of all relevant state entities and agencies such the South African Civil Aviation Authority, Air Traffic and Navigation Services and South Africa Search and Rescue, Nzimande said.

He said the country was mourning the loss of lives of 157 passengers and …

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[pretoria] - Unemployed dietitians and nutritionists battle to get jobs

They were protesting outside the Department of Health's Civitas building in Pretoria central yesterday.

The professionals said they were tired of hearing about the shortage of doctors and other specialists, while they battled with unemployment.

Kholofelo Selapa, a registered dietitian, said despite having been qualified since 2017, she had been …

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[pretoria] - #SibusisoKhwinana murder: State pushing for identity parade

Scores of media personnel flooded Courtroom 16 where the Kiswahili-speaking man appeared on charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and contravention of the Immigrant Act.

The matter was postponed to May 17 to allow the State to conclude its investigation. The accused will remain in police custody.

An order …

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[pretoria] - Hammanskraal water safety alarm

This was despite warnings from both the Department of Water and Sanitation and the South Africa Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), which again visited the Temba and Rooiwal wastewater treatment works.

The purpose of the visit was to assess progress by the City of Tshwane in eradicating pollution at the facilities …

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