Daily Archives: November 27, 2017

Arctech Solar’s First African Project Successfully Constructed

SHANGHAI, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The 6MWp solar power plant in Namibia, built by the PowerChina Guizhou Engineering Company, was successfully constructed and is expected to be commissioned and grid connected by the end of this year. It was the first time that Arctech Solar supplied Arctracker Pro, with the world’s first invented redundancy design, […]

Minister Angie Motshekga addresses SADC Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference, 28 Nov

The Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga will tomorrow, Tuesday 28 November 2017 join education officials from 15 Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Member States at the Southern Sun OR Tambo as they gather to consider key issues h...

MEC Gwen Ramokgopa demands stability at Steve Biko Academic Hospital

Gauteng Health MEC, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa has instructed the management of Steve Biko Academic hospital to ensure that no services are disrupted and that the matters affecting security employees are immediately resolved.

In the meantime, the Steve Biko Academic Hospital has assured the MEC and the public that it has not experienced any service disruption to the public, this despite the workers of the private security company being disgruntled with their employer.

The employees of the private security company contracted to the Steve Biko Hospital disrupted the hospital access by motor cars from 07:00 � 08:00. Access to the hospital was only by walking in.

This is an unacceptable behaviour and we cannot allow the disruption of services and acts that compromise patients and employees safety.

The Gauteng Department of Health appreciates the support of the South African Police Services for helping to bring the situation under control.

''We call on the private security company to speedily resolve their labour disputes in a manner that does not affect their contractual obligations to the hospital, said MEC Ramokgopa

Source: Government of South Africa

Limpopo Education urges learners to refrain from “pens down parties”

The 2017 examinations are ending tomorrow, the 28th November, after several weeks of writing. The Limpopo Department of Education is pleased and satisfied with the manner in which the examinations ran and would like to thank all the stakeholders who wo...

MEC Debbie SchA�fer and Donald Grant on end of 2017 National Senior Certificate exams

MEC SchA�fer and Grant encourage learners to celebrate responsibly

Tomorrow, Tuesday 28th November 2017, National Senior Certificate (NSC) Candidates will write their last examination, with 924 candidates writing Design and 126 candidates writing Agricultural Management Practices.

Today, the majority of our NSC candidates (54 777) will write their final NSC exam, English Home Language and English First Additional Language, Paper 3.

This week, many candidates will be heading to annual 'matric rage parties' in towns across the province, particularly in Hermanus and Plettenberg Bay.

Matric candidates have worked very hard to get to this point in their lives and while they deserve to celebrate, we appeal to them to do so responsibly.

We encourage all candidates who will be participating in 'matric rage parties' and other celebrations to exercise moderation, and to use additional registered car services and public transport services that are available when travelling between venues if they consume alcohol.

Candidates must also exercise caution when on the roads, and ensure that:

They always make sure that there are responsible drivers that are not under the influence of alcohol or substances that affect their ability to drive;

They always obey the speed limit and other rules of the road;

They avoid distractions whilst driving, including using cellphones;

They avoid late night driving where possible, or driving when tired;

They and their passengers are always buckled up.

Provincial and Municipal traffic services are on high alert over this period, and ready for any eventuality. Local traffic authorities have done considerable work in the past few years to improve safety in the area for the many holiday-makers, but the onus also falls on individuals to act responsibly and not put their, and other people's, lives at risk. A no-nonsense approach will again be adopted in respect of any transgressions during this time. Let us work together to ensure that this time of celebration isn't marred by reckless and irresponsible behaviour that endangers lives. We must work in partnership to avoid any unnecessary injury or death at all costs.

Candidates are also reminded that they must be available to write up until the 6th of December 2017 in the event of any eventuality that might occur.

We appeal to all matric candidates not to spoil what should be a well-earned celebration. You have the rest of your lives ahead of you � a moment of irresponsibility can have a lifetime of consequences.

Source: Government of South Africa