Egypt announces first case of Coronavirus.

Egypt announced its first Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case on Friday, making it Africa’s first documented infection. “This is not unexpected and South Africa remains vigilant for cases of COVID-19. As of 15 February, the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has tested 82 individuals for COVID-19. Results are all negative,” said the NICD in a tweet on Saturday. With South Africa on high alert, the NICD and the National Health Department continue to strengthen surveillance activities through improving the training of health professionals, including medical doctors, environmental health practitioners,…

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UN confirmed that apartheid was crime against humanity

The United Nations (UN) has rubbished F.W. De Klerk‘s claims that apartheid was not a crime against humanity. The UN unequivocally confirmed that apartheid was a well-established crime against humanity because it meets two key elements of being both widespread and systematic. De Klerk, who was the last apartheid era president, served as deputy president when  Nelson Mandela was president in South Africa. Source:SABC NEWS

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Sibo Pilson and Thebigzill Onair from Rise FM talks to NewsHorn.

NEWSHORN went up close and personal with two of Mpumalanga’s award winning radio DJ’s from Rise FM, Thebigzill Onair and Sibo Pilson. They shared valuable tips with those who want to join the broadcasting industry. Pilson from Ngondini said she was lucky to got her break from a commercial radio station in 2015 with her own show on weekends and later transferred to the RISE-FM drive popular Afternoon Drive. Thebigzill Onair from Elukwatini said he started his radio career with a stint at a Barberton community radio and worked for…

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As NewsHorn grows, so do our clients

NewsHorn once again took to the streets. This time our team visited the Highveld region where our group of activators shared Mpumalanga’s favourite independent and FREE newspaper with our new readers. With us growing exponentially and soon to be published weekly (not just twice a month), our advertisers have the opportunity to GROW THEIR footprint. Join the winning team and see your business grow.   Watch this space for mega offerings. Contact Raylee Botha on 072 796 2936 or Amanda Joubert on 074 950 2616 and come aboard for the…

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Latest NewsHorn – edition No. 196 available online

The latest edition of NewsHorn, now also covering the Highveld, is online.   The new areas where Mpumalanga’s favourite independent FREE newspaper is being distributed from the end of January are: Gert Sibande, Ngankala and Ehlanzeni municipalities. The paper is dropped off at various retail outlets in Bethal, Ermelo, Witbank, Secunda and Middelburg.   The date from which the WEEKLY PAPER would be produced and distributed would soon be announced. With many new staff members in all areas on board, the aim is to provide our advertisers and readers with…

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ABM Foundation to host Mr Mpumalanga pageant again in March

The care of the boy child would once again be highlighted with this event Tumelo Waga Dibakwane spoke to Billy Brown of ABM about this venture. THE ABM Foundation had identified a gap with regards to the nurturing of the boy child. The Foundation’s creators realised that most of the focus in communities is centered on girls.. “It is our view that this oversight and neglect of the boy child is the source of many of the societal challenges that we are faced with today. We believe that Mr Mpumalanga…

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Sisulu announces forced, expensive water meters for irrigation farmers

Farmers have 30 days from January 17 to install meters at own cost The question of how many more stones are going to be rolled into the way of farmers responsible for feeding an increasingly larger population, can be asked with the latest announcement of the Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu. This concerns her announcement of forced installation of water meters for irrigation farmers. Transvaal Agricultural Union SA had sent a letter to the minister highlighting various issues which had come to the attention of the organisation.…

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Groundbreaking judgment regarding education of undocumented children

Two applications (on behalf of 37 children) were brought in the Grahamstown High Court regarding the legality of a  decision by the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDE) to withdraw funding from provincial schools who enrolled children without the necessary birth documents. Part of the ECDE’s decision rested on sections 39 and 42 of South Africa’s Immigration Act prohibiting learning institutions to providing training or instruction to illegal foreigners. It was seen as an  offense to assist an illegal foreigner to obtain instruction or training in this country. With the…

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Seven township establishments approved across the province

The Mpumalanga Department of Human Settlements DHS) had approved seven township establishments across the province and a total of sixty-four (64) upgrading plans were developed in the current 2019/20 financial year. This was reported at the quarterly Upgrading of Informal Settlements Provincial Forum held recently at Msukaligwa Local Municipality. The Forum was established to discuss milestones, challenges and effective interventions for the ultimate and optimum realisation of adequate housing and liveable livelihoods. Buyisiwe Zuma, driving the provincial upgrading of informal settlements, said that the Department, sector Departments and Municipalities should…

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Unemployment rate unchanged at 29.1%

The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the fourth quarter of 2019 show that the official unemployment rate remained unchanged at 29.1%, compared to the third quarter of 2019. Releasing the survey results on Tuesday in Tshwane, Statistician General Risenga Maluleke said this was the first time since 2008 that the unemployment rate had not decreased in the fourth quarter. The last quarter of 2019 saw the number of employed persons increase by 45 000 to 16.4 million. In the same period, the number of unemployed persons decreased…

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