Aug 2016 2nd Edition

News in Brief

NMMU gets new medical school

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University will soon open South Africa’s 10th medical school.

The school is expected to be up and running by 2020. It will have an initial intake of 50 students, which will gradually increase until it can accommodate 200 undergraduate students, including postgraduate students training to be specialists.

Opening doors for unemployed youth

The Kliptown Job Centre, a Tshepo 500 000 programme, is changing the lives of thousands of young people in Gauteng.

The programme, which aims to create half a million new sustainable jobs for the youth by 2019, has already registered 4 977 young applicants and 2 073 have been absorbed into permanent jobs while a further 200 have been accredited as entrepreneurs. 

Job seekers can walk into the centre to upload their information, log onto, SMS their name and city or suburb to 45490 or dial *120*874376# and follow the instructions.

N West gets service delivery call centre

A call centre to enhance service delivery to citizens was launched in the North West.

The Setsokotsane Operation Centre, situated in Mahikeng, is a one-stop shop for the province’s citizens to get assistance from government.

People can access the call centre by calling 0800 700 111.

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