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Congratulations Brad Binder

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has congratulated 21-year-old Brad Binder on winning the Moto3 World Champion title. Binder, who hails from Potchefstroom in Tlokwe Local Municipality, won the competition, which was held in Aragon, Spain, recently. Binder, a motorcycle racer, rose to stardom in the world of Moto GP by becoming the first South African rider to win a Grand Prix title in 36 years.

SA urged to take part in health survey

Statistics South Africa is appealing to South Africans to open up their doors to fieldworkers who are conducting the South African Demographic and Health Survey. The survey seeks to highlight areas that require health intervention from government and other non-governmental organisations. The survey collects data from 15 000 sampled dwelling units between June and November 2016 and asks a wide range of questions on health, fertility, nutrition and family planning, among others.

All systems go for Grade 12 exams

The Department of Basic Education says it's all systems go for this year’s Grade 12 National Senior Certificate examinations. The examinations will take place from 25 October - 29 November. The Minister of Basic Education will announce the outcome of the 2016 Grade 12 exams on January 4, 2017. Candidates will collect their statements of results on January 5 at the place where they wrote their examination. There are 677 141 registered full-time and 150 183 part-time candidates in the 2016 examinations, 9 000 more than 2015.

 

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