Health & Safety
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.