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Malawi is Southern Africa’s next big election

Malawi’s president faces stiff competition. But the politics will be different even if he doesn’t win

[LISTEN] You bank your money each month, so why not bank your breast milk?

We always tell moms breast is best but sometimes milk doesn't come when babies do. This breast milk bank is filling in these gaps.

Thousands of babies die each year in SA. This could help save them.

A week. That's how long most newborns who die will make it in South Africa. But there may be hope yet for the country's tiniest patients

Rwanda slashes infant death rate

Its network of healthcare workers and cellphone links provides a model for other nations to follow

Would you put your baby in a cardboard box? Check out this parenting trend

The Finns’ cardboard box prompts an African graduate to develop a life-saving device for babies.

Simple SMS system keeps a close watch on Rwanda’s babies

The programme has resulted in a remarkable reduction in infant and maternal mortality rates, even in remote areas of the country.

Gauteng addresses hospital staff negligence

The provincial health department has begun clamping down on negligence by doctors and nurses at state hospitals, with a focus on maternity wards.

Province to transform public transport

Anyone that has used the Gautrain can attest to the pleasure and ease of using a properly-designed public transport system.

Breastfeeding benefits mom and baby

The health department is set to promote exclusive breastfeeding in order to reverse South Africa's high infant mortality rate.

Investigation after five babies die at Jo’burg hospital

Five babies died of diarrhoea at the Charlotte Maxeke state hospital in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the Gauteng health department said.

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The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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