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Keep the doctors far away from our traditional circumcision, committee urged

Solly Makganoto Johannesburg – The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs began public hearings into the Customary Initiation Bill in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape on Monday. The people of Port Elizabeth pleaded with Parliament and government to safeguard circumcision and keep medical doctors far away from traditional initiation. A traditional nurse, […]

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Sisulu hands over reins to Namibia ahead of SADC summit

JOHANNESBURG, August 13 – The International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on Monday handed over the chair of the SADC Council of Ministers to her Namibian counterpart, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa, who is also deputy prime minister, saying women continue to enhance “our shared vision of attaining a stable, peaceful, secure and prosperous” region.   Sisulu […]

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Public sector union welcomes Nxasana resignation from students funding scheme

JOHANNESBURG, August 13 – The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) on Monday welcomed the resignation of Sizwe Nxasana as National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) chairman this week. Nxasana reportedly handed over his resignation letter to Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor on Monday. His resignation came as the embattled scheme faces a […]