Daily Archives: July 19, 2016

Xinhai Mining Technology & Equipment Inc. Chairman Becomes Member of AuslMM

YANTAI, China, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Chairman of Shandong Xinhai Mining Technology & Equipment Inc. (836079), Mr. Zhang Yunlong, has been named a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). As the 183rd fellow in China, he has the authority to sign the Mining Technology Public Report.

Founded in 1893, AusIMM is one of the most influential voices in the global minerals industry, and membership is an important standard for measuring professionalism in the field of mineral engineering, earth sciences, metallurgy and environmental sciences. A fellow of AusIMM is also a Competent Person of the JORC (Joint Ore Reserves Committee), who can sign public reports including project feasibility studies and geological reserve reports.

Shandong Xinhai Mining Technology & Equipment Inc. is a new high technology enterprise that provides turnkey solutions for mineral processing plants including design and research, machine manufacturing, equipment procurement, management service, mine operation, mine materials procurement and management and industry resources integration.

With 200 mine engineering procurement and construction projects, mining technologies, 20 patents and experience of 70 kinds of ores, Xinhai has established overseas offices in Sudan, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Peru and Indonesia with products exported to more than 20 countries.

Depending on “Technology, Talent and Management” and internationalization development strategy, the company will continue devoting itself to providing modern, high-efficiency, and energy-saving mine integrated project construction and operation solutions to its customers, with the aim of developing into a leading international mining enterprise.

Higher Education and Training on 2017 Higher Education fees

The Ministry and Department of Higher Education are currently engaged in the prescribed and necessary processes to reach an understanding on fees for universities and other institutions of higher education for the 2017 academic year.

These processes, which among others include receiving a thorough and considered report and recommendations from the Council on Higher Education, consultations with Vice Chancellors and Principals, and discussions with democratically elected student representatives, are currently underway.

Once these prescribed processes have been completed, an announcement regarding fees for the 2017 academic year will be made.

Source: Government of South Africa.

Minister Gugile Nkwinti hands over dairy parlour in Mantusini , 22 July

The Minister of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Gugile Nkwinti will on Friday 22 July 2016 handover a state-of- art Dairy parlour, to the community of Mantusini near Port St. Johns in the Eastern Cape under the One Household-One Hectare programme.

About 400 households, who are rightful owners of the land on which the project operates will be benefiting through the programme. This initiative is part of the Department’s Strategy on Rural Agrarian Economic Transformation aimed at poverty alleviation; job creation and the creation of sustainable community-owned enterprises. The minister will also present a herd of dairy cows to the community, which will also serve to boost the production of dairy products.

The state-of-the-art dairy parlour has been constructed by the Department in partnership with the provincial Department of Agriculture and other stakeholders

Source: Government of South Africa.

Government to launch Self-Service Medicine Dispensing Machines

South Africans will soon obtain their medication from self-service ATM-style machines. This was one of the announcements made by the South African Ministry of Health today at International Aids Conference taking place this week in Durban.

The Pharmacy Dispensing Unit (PDU), currently being piloted at Thembalethu clinic in Johannesburg, is a self-service machine where patients can obtain their medication in the same way people withdraw money at an ATM, a process that most South African are familiar with.

To use the machine, all a patient needs to do is register for the service, after which they receive a card that’s similar to a bank card. To “withdraw” their medication, users simply insert their card into the PDU machine, enter their PIN and select the medication they require from their prescription list. The machine, immediately dispenses the selected medication, illuminating the need for the patient to wait in queues. The PDU also allows patients to communicate directly with a trained pharmacist directly from the machine using a built-in video conferencing function.

Addressing the delegates at the conference, Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said South Africa is running the biggest HIV treatment programme in the world. In three decades, he said, the number of patients on treatment has increased from 400 000 to over 3.4 million. “However, the number of healthcare workers has not kept up with this increase, often leading to frustrated patients and lack of treatment adherence.”

“The biggest challenge with not adhering to treatment is that it poses a real risk of the emergence of drug-resistant HIV, in the same way drug-resistant TB came about,” Motsoaledi explained. “It is thus imperative that we embrace all available measures to make it easy for people to continue with their treatment.”

Other technologies announced by the Health Department include the Stock Visibility System, a mobile application that enables medicine availability information at primary health care clinics to be uploaded to a central online data repository. The camera on the phone can be used to scan the medicine barcode and update stock levels thus enabling health care workers to easily monitor the quantity of medication they have in stock and timeously order medication that might be running low. This will help to reduce the number of stock-outs at clinics.

The Health Department has also lunched MomConnect, a free sms service that provides pregnant mothers with regular foetal development updates throughout their term of pregnancy. The popular service already has more than 800 000 registered users.

Delegates also got a glimpse of Mothera2Mothers, a service that connects new mothers to experienced mentors to help them through their pregnancy; the Medication Adherence app, which reminds users of their clinic or hospital visits and to take their scheduled medication; as well as B-Wise, a youth focused online service that provides young people with health information and allows them to have their health-related questions answered by an expert adviser within 48 hours.

These technologies have been developed to enhance public health and have been applauded as best practice.

Source: Government of South Africa.

Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa celebrates commencement of Executive development programme for women managers in tourism, 22 Jul

Deputy Minister Tokozile Xasa, in partnership with the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership, will host a breakfast event to celebrate the commencement of the Executive Development Programme (EDP) for women in tourism.

The EDP initiative is a transformation intervention to position black women in tourism management, and for consideration at executive management level. Twenty (20) women from various companies in the tourism industry were selected to participate in the programme.

Source: Government of South Africa.