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Peace programmes to address conflict in communities
Community Peace Programmes (CPP) are set to bring together schools in a bid to develop conflict management skills while promoting peaceful communities and human rights, says Public Service and Administration Minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi.

Children's Act to be promoted in Child Protection Week
The Children's Act is to be used as an instrument to fight child poverty and promote the rights of children during Child Protection Week to be held next week.

City plans to roll out CCTV coverage to crime hot-spots
The City of Cape Town plans to expand its closed circuit television (CCTV) network to key economic and transport locations as part of a five year safety and security master plan for the metropole.

Bills to improve access to healthcare approved
Cabinet has approved the publication of two draft pieces of legislation that are crucial in ensuring that the people of South Africa have access to affordable and quality health care.

Improved health care decreases maternal mortality
Interventions to improve the quality of health care for pregnant mothers have led to the ratio in maternal mortality dropping over the past ten years.

Use of health care services double
The use of health care services has almost doubled over the past eight years with 101 million visits to clinics in the 2006/07 financial year, says Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.

Proposed grants for infants on their first month
New born children, who qualify for child support grants, may soon receive the government grant, from the first month of their birth, says Minister of Social Development, Dr Zola Skweyiya.

Discipline in Schools
This document provides information on school codes of conduct, corporal punishment, alternative punishments, suspension and expulsion.


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Emergency Numbers

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Flying Squad10111
Ambulance10177
Report Crime0860010111
Childline0800055555
AIDS Helpline0800012322
Poison Info Helpline0861555777

Local Police Stations

Athlone021-6979200
Langa021-6941817/49
Lansdowne021-7009000
Manenberg021-6381101
Mowbray021-6891304

Hospitals and Clinics

Red Cross Hosp021-6585111
GF Jooste021-6901000
Groote Schuur021-4049111
Gatesville Medical Centre021-6378100
City Park Hosp021-4806111
Tygerberg Hosp021-9384911
Vincent Palotti021-5065102

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