• General Colin Powell Succumbs To Covid-19

    General Colin Powell Succumbs To Covid-19

    ABC News is reporting that former US Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, died Monday morning due to complications from Covid-19, his family said in a statement. “He was fully vaccinated. We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment,” the family

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  • Russian Jab Gets Thumbs Down From SA Regulator

    Russian Jab Gets Thumbs Down From SA Regulator

    The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on Monday said it will not be approving – for now – the use of the Russian Covid-19 vaccination, Sputnik V. “The Section 21 application for Sputnik V by Lamar international Pty (Ltd) will not be approved at this time,” said the South African regulator. SAHPRA said

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  • Mental Health App Earns Developers Cool Prizes

    Mental Health App Earns Developers Cool Prizes

    The Cool Hacks, a team of three developers, scooped the top prize at the recent mental health hackathon hosted by the technology non-profit organisation, Empire Partner Foundation (EPF). Team members, 35-year-old Placide Ebongue, 35-year-old Nomfundo Cele and 25-year-old Senzo Ndlovu, developed an app, SMILE, over two days at the hackathon in an effort to tackle

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  • Distressed Moms Dumped 145 Babies In Gauteng

    Distressed Moms Dumped 145 Babies In Gauteng

    The Gauteng health department has been urged to strengthen support for new mothers in the wake of reports that more than 100 babies were dumped at hospitals in the province. As many as 145 babies were abandoned at Gauteng hospitals last year, says Jack Bloom, the Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng Shadow MEC for Health. “Last

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  • RAF Stand-Off With Private Ambulance Operators

    RAF Stand-Off With Private Ambulance Operators

    The chances of dying while waiting for an ambulance are rising as the stand-off between private ambulance services and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) continues unabated. Private ambulance operators are withholding services to press the RAF to pay outstanding amounts invoiced months ago. Struggling to deal with years of backlogs and fraud, the RAF recently

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  • Premier Makhura Promotes High-End Cannabis Factory

    Premier Makhura Promotes High-End Cannabis Factory

    Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Wednesday visited the cannabis CBD Full Spectrum factory in the Vaal, where he urged South African growers to build a sustainable industry. The factory houses various strains and medicinal purposes of the cannabis plants.  The facility, founded by CEO Prof De Beer is the first licensed and most advanced cannabis plant in

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