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Bursary opportunities 2016 

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Applications for bursaries from the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality are open to candidates from the Ekurhuleni region.

Those wanting to apply must have a good academic track record and potential to pursue full-time studies at the level of Bachelor’s degrees, National Diplomas, Certificates, Specialised and Accredited Learning Programmes from recognised and accredited higher and further education and training institutions.  Current Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality bursary holders need not re-apply, with the exception of bursary holders who withdrew or discontinued their studies.

Please note that preference will be given to those applicants intending to study at public institutions of higher learning. Bursaries will be reviewed each year based on the learner’s academic performance.

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Noncompliance to treatment is a significant challenge in chronic disease care and the success of a patient’s treatment is equally shared between them and their health practitioner.

In observing national Pharmacy Week (1 to 8 September), the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) will on Friday, September 4 host an event under the theme “Chronic Disease -Take Control”.

The event to be led by the Member of Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development, Cllr. Makhosazana Mabaso, will see residents being educated about the importance of taking chronic medication to ensure adherence.

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In its continuous efforts to provide a stable and reliable water supply network to consumers, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) will be connecting a 450MM water pipe and a 300MM water pipe to the network in Tembisa.

 

In order to make way for the work there will be a planned water supply interruption that will affect Tembisa and surrounding areas on Thursday, September 03 from 18:00 to 05:00 the following morning.

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The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) says the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Intersexual (LGBTI) community is entitled to life, dignity and freedom from violence and discrimination.

Thus the Ekurhuleni LGBTI Pride to be held on Saturday, September 5 in Germiston will be a platform of expression for the Ekurhuleni LGBTI community.

The Ekurhuleni LGBTI Pride will see close to 1 500 people proudly march down the streets of Ekurhuleni holding flags, banners and placards with informative messages about homosexuality.

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“Being Sangomas of an informed generation, the regular workshops we have with professional nurses and doctors equip us with the ability to identify symptoms of illnesses like TB, HIV and AIDS which we cannot treat.”

Those were the words of Gogo Leah Mhlanga who was among the African Medicine Practitioners who gathered on Saturday, August 29, in Thokoza to celebrate African Traditional Medicine Day in partnership with the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.

African Medicine Day is celebrated nationally today (31 August) and in her keynote address on Saturday Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Health and Social Development, Cllr Makhosazana Mabaso, highlighted the importance of cooperation amongst health practitioners in order to achieve a 60% drop in new HIV infections by 2016.

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