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News in Brief

High school learners get bursaries

The Department of Water and Sanitation, in partnership with the Department of Education, have awarded three learners from Setumo High School in Mahikeng in the North West with science and engineering bursaries. 

Keitumetse Sebokanelo, Ontlametse Banda and Mmabatho Pule were awarded the bursaries after they excelled in public speaking competitions that target mathematics and science learners.

They will be studying for free at tertiary level in three years’ time. Already armed with bursaries and guaranteed employment, this encourages learners to work harder on their studies.

Second dose of HPV vaccine rolled out

As part of the ongoing campaign to protect girls against cervical cancer, the Gauteng Departments of Health and Education are rolling out a province-wide second dose vaccination campaign to protect girls from being infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

All the Grade 5 girls who received their first HPV dose in September 2015 are now due for their second HPV dose.

The second phase has been running from 2 August and will continue until 6 September 2016.

Call centre to boost service delivery

Communities across the country are set to benefit from the services of the re-established Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) call centre.

 The call centre will operate in all 11 languages. The hotline number is 0800 200 200 and the operating hours are: weekdays from 6am to 10pm and weekends from 8am to 4pm.