South Africa reaches 50-million

first_img27 July 2011 South Africa’s population has passed the 50-million mark, according to Statistics SA’s mid-year estimate for 2011, which puts the country’s population at 50.59-million. Nearly one-third (31.3%) of the population is aged younger than 15 years, Stats SA said in a statement accompanying the release of the mid-year estimates on Wednesday, while approximately 7.7% (or 3.9-million) is 60 years or older.Improved life expectancy, infant mortality About 52% (approximately 26.07-million) of the population is female, with life expectancy at birth for 2011 estimated at 59.1 years for women compared to 54.9 years for men – the latter figure an improvement on last year’s figure of 53.3 years. The infant mortality rate for 2011 is estimated at 37.9 deaths per 1 000 births – substantially down from last year’s rate of 46.9.HIV estimates The estimated overall HIV prevalence rate is approximately 10.6%, Stats SA reported, estimating the total number of South Africans living with HIV at approximately 5.38-million in 2011. An estimated 16.6% of the adult population aged 15-49 years is HIV-positive. The number of new HIV infections for 2011 among South Africans aged 15 years and older is estimated at 316 900, and among children aged 0-14 years is estimated at 63 600.Provincial populations According to Stats SA, Gauteng province – the country’s smallest by land area – holds the largest share of the South African population, with around 11.3-million people (or 22.4% of the total) living in this province. KwaZulu-Natal has the second-largest population, with 10.8-million people (21.4%) living in this province. With a population of approximately 1.1-million people, Northern Cape remains the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, accounting for a mere 2.2% of the overall population. “Migration is an important demographic process in shaping the age structure and distribution of the provincial population,” Stats SA said, estimating that around 215 000 people migrated from the Eastern Cape between 2006 and 2011, while Limpopo province experienced a net out-migration of about 140 000 people. “During the same period, Gauteng and Western Cape are estimated to [have experienced] a net inflow of migrants of approximately 367 100 and 95 600 respectively.” Stats SA noted that its estimates were arrived at using the “cohort-component methodology”, adding that while they were based on the latest available information, they “may change as new data become available”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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SA’s public sector wage bill ‘stabilising’

first_img23 October 2013 South Africa’s biggest employer – the government – is committed to ensuring that the growing public sector wage bill does not threaten the country’s expenditure ceiling, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament on Wednesday. Presenting his medium term budget policy statement in Cape Town, Gordhan said that, while the compensation of public servants now accounted for 39.4% of the budget of non-interest spending and would continue to outpace inflation, it would grow at a slower rate than over the past three years. Public sector wage increases have begun to align more closely with inflation, following the conclusion of occupation-specific wage dispensations and the three-year wage settlement reached in 2011, he said. While the average level of wage settlements grew at about eight percent in 2010, when inflation was running at about four percent, they had grown at about seven percent in 2012, slightly above inflation at about six percent. Gordhan said the increase in the public sector wage bill had been driven by the implementation of occupation-specific wage dispensations designed to raise public-sector salaries for skilled and experienced staff. Since 2005, more than 250 000 additional public servants – mostly nurses, teachers and police officers – were added to the government’s payroll at both national and provincial level. Of the over 1.2-million public servants, 485 370 or 38.8% are in the education sector, with 318 756 or 25.5% in health care and 275 154 or 22% in policing and criminal justice. Over R350-billion is currently spent on government salaries. Gordhan said there was growing concern about managerial and administrative staff increases across government. He said the government aimed to maintain current staff numbers over the next three years, and that senior officials would have to provide compelling reasons for hiring additional personnel. To this end, the National Treasury and the Department of Public Service and Administration would work hand-in-hand to monitor wage bill trends and to enforce discipline in hiring, Gordhan said. The government was also working towards reaching a sustainable public-sector wage agreement. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Calendar of events

first_imgApril 15, 2011: Relish a new pasta menu at The Beach Shack, 104, Palm Spring, Link Road, Malad. April 16, 2011: Go for the organic food fest called Farmers Market at Turf Club from 3 p.m. to 9p.m. April 17, 2011: Solo exhibition by artist Jitish Kallat titled Stations of,April 15, 2011: Relish a new pasta menu at The Beach Shack, 104, Palm Spring, Link Road, Malad.April 16, 2011: Go for the organic food fest called Farmers Market at Turf Club from 3 p.m. to 9p.m. April 17, 2011: Solo exhibition by artist Jitish Kallat titled Stations of a Pause at Queens Mansion, G.T. Marg, Fort.April 18, 2011: This summer experience true Goan five-star hospitality at Kenilworth Beach Resort and Spa.April 19, 2011: Bag fabulous deals at the shopping Bazaar at world Trade Centre, Hall 1, Cuffe Parade from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m..April 20, 2011: Beauty pagent Glamour Face 2011 to be held at TM Studio, Kharghar from 5 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.April 21, 2011: Valhalla presents new seasonal menu comprsing contemporary choice of World cuisine with Asian and Mediterranean dishes. April 22, 2011: Learn how to set up your own business in 56 hours at Mumbai start up camp at HQ (Headquarters), Colaba.April 24, 2011: Suhas Roy’s paintings titled Beyond Radha at Hacienda Art Gallery, Great Western Building, Kala Ghoda. April 26, 2011: Project 88 presents installations by Zuleikha Chaudhari titled Propositions: On Text and Space 11 at BMP Building, Colaba.April 28, 2011: Splurge at the summer shopping festival at Hotel Tulip Star, Juhu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 30, 2011: Savour eastern flavours with a set lunch menu comprsing Japanese dishes at Fenix, The Oberoi from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.May 2, 2011: Attend a workshop on effective parenting at Andheri-512 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.May 3, 2011: Escapades adventure trips organises an adventure camp to Matheran for children between 7-16 years. Cost: Rs 4,500 per child.May 4, 2011: India International Hospitality fair at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, 10 a.m. onwards.May 6, 2011: India International Sign Show 2011 on latest developments in electronic and print media at Bombay Exhibition Centre.May 7, 2011: PALM India Expo 2011 on professional audio, music production, FM Radio and live sound at Bombay Exhibition Centre.May 8, 2011: Aayush presents health, beauty, fitness and sports expo at Bombay Exhibition Centre.May 9, 2011: Mumbai Cafe to host final screening of the Def Poetry Jam, 9:30 p.m. onwards. May 11, 2011: Summer camp for children between 8 to 12 years at Saifee Hospital, Charni Road. Cost: Rs 1,000 per child.May 12, 2011: Attend the Sleep Event 2011, a two-day conference on architecture and design, at The Western Mumbai Garden Centre.May 13, 2011: Summer smoothie festival at Gostana, Bandra. Get any smoothie with a burger for just fifty bucks.advertisementlast_img read more

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a month ago​Arsenal youngster Willock labels Saka as a ‘special player’

first_img​Arsenal youngster Willock labels Saka as a ‘special player’by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Joe Willock singled out Bukayo Saka for praise after their 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.The Gunners were successful away from home in the Europa League in what may have been their toughest game in the group.Saka, who recently turned 18, scored a vital goal and grabbed two assists as well. And Willock was impressed.”He’s a special player and he got two assists and one goal tonight,” he said to the club’s official website. “I’m happy to contribute to the win with one goal tonight, but as a whole I thought we did well. It was a big match for us.”They were very strong 1v1 and they pressed us very high, so we had to try to hit them on the counter. We had fast players so our game plan was to hit them on the counter and it worked. We had a lot of chances to score and we won. “We talked about the atmosphere before the game, that the fans get behind them a lot. We just had to focus on our own game and we did just that.”We love to get clean sheets and score loads of goals, that’s exactly what we did tonight. We were strong today and we’ll take that confidence into the next game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Ali Wentworth To Speak At MPTFs Deal With It A Womens Conference

first_imgMPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) will host its fourth annual “Deal With It: A Women’s Conference” on September 25 at the Montage Beverly Hills.The conference is designed to give women in the entertainment industry practical advice for planning and dealing with life’s unexpected curveballs. This year’s keynote presentations will feature author, actress and social commentator Ali Wentworth, and author, activist and nationally recognized ageism expert Ashton Applewhite.“Deal With It showcases MPTF’s mission to support our entertainment community in living and aging well, and in helping each other in times of need,” says MPTF CEO Bob Beitcher. “I am amazed every year by the quality of speakers and panelists we attract to this event and even more by the vibrancy and richness of the conversations in the room among our attendees. Our industry members leave Deal With It with the insights, resources, and inspiration to make meaningful changes in their lives and improve their overall well-being.”The invitation-only event, which reached capacity literally just hours after the invitations were sent, features a roster of 45 speakers who are the most respected experts in their fields—many of whom are best-selling authors. Breakout panels will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including resolving personal and work-related conflicts, career transitions, caring for an aging parent, dealing with anxiety and depression, managing stress, estate planning and more.“Everyone has struggled to repair a damaged relationship, dealt with job loss, or sought that elusive sense of purpose. It is so rewarding to see first-hand how our attendees become empowered, educated and armed with the information and resources they need to deal with whatever comes their way,” says conference producer, Madelyn Hammond of Madelyn Hammond & Associates.In addition to the sessions and keynotes, the women also have an opportunity to sample products and engage with women who own their own companies or have succeeded as entrepreneurs. Sampling partners include barkTHINS, Blamtastic, McFaddy Candy Co, doTerra Essential Oils, King Soba Noodles, Wyler’s Light, Otter Pops and Kreation Organic.Corporate sponsors of the event include SAG-AFTRA, UCLA Health, DouglasElliman, Select Medical, Cedars-Sinai, Keck Medicine of USC, Providence Health & Services, City of Hope, DLA Piper, PwC, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Venable LLP, HCR Wealth Advisors, Goldfarb & Luu PC, Golden Door Spa, Kreation Organic and Delta Air Lines. Media sponsors include Deadline Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Times, TIME and Variety.Past keynote speakers include actress and best-selling author Sandra Tsing Loh, best-selling author, screenwriter and producer Delia Ephron, Candy Chang, creator of the “Before I Die” project, and CBS Sunday Morning Contributor Nancy Giles.For more information, including a complete list of speakers and descriptions of sessions, visit mptf.com/dealwithit.last_img read more

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Survivors of Indian hospitals seeking 11B in damages

first_imgFull episode of APTN Investigates: ‘The Cure was Worse’As well, sometimes patients were subjected to treatments that had been abandoned for non-Indigenous patients.The lawsuit alleges many of the patients were children, and says they suffered from horrific conditions such as being tied or shackled to their beds for weeks or months.It says patients were left with severe physical, psychological and emotional injuries.Lawyers say in the release they are seeking $1 billion in damages for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty, and $100 million in punitive damages. APTN NewsSurvivors of Canada’s former Indian hospital system have filed a class-action lawsuit seeking $1.1 billion for physical and sexual abuse.The suit, which has to be certified by a judge, was filed Jan. 25 in Toronto by class-action giant Koskie Minsky with Cooper Regel in Sherwood Park, Alta.“It is shocking that in the modern era, Canada would operate a segregated health care system,” Jonathan Ptak, of Koskie Minksy, said in a release Tuesday.“It is necessary to shine a light on this dark chapter in recent history.”“Indian hospitals” is the term used to refer to 29 facilities that operated between 1945 and 1981 for Indigenous peoples.The law firm says there are thousands of potential claimants to the suit, who were sent to these hospitals across the country to be treated for tuberculosis and other ailments.This suit includes patients and family members such as primary plaintiff Ann Hardy, who was a former patient in the Charles Camsell Indian Hospital in Edmonton. She was admitted to Camsell when she was 10, and says she suffered repeated sexual abuse by hospital staff.The statement of claim alleges the hospitals were overcrowded and improperly staffed.APTN Investigates explored this segregated healthcare system and also learned the hospitals were run much cheaper than others.last_img read more

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We dont make decisions now Piateks agent

first_imgThe Genoa Polish striker has been making a lot of news since he started playing in the Italian Lega Serie APolish forward Krzysztof Piatek has scored nine goals in 12 matches in the Italian Lega Serie A with Genoa.And since he started playing in Italy, starting this summer, he’s been making tons of news around the world.Now, many teams want him, but his agent says he’s focused on his current club.“Genoa had been interested for some time,” Szymon Pacanowski told Sky Sports as quoted by Football Italia.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“They’d been following him in the Under-21 team and asked for information. Poles are slightly cheaper than Croatian or Belgian players, but very strong.”“His future? There’s nothing, he’s had an extraordinary impact in Serie A, he was incredible for the first few months,” he added.“He’s calm and we want him to be because we don’t need to make decisions now. He’s focused on Genoa and the national team.”“He’s still playing well, no striker scores in every match. He’s working for the team,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Fire aboard Norton Sound in San Diego Harbor nearly out after two

first_img Updated: 3:41 PM September 29, 2017 KUSI Newsroom Show Caption Hide Caption Fire aboard Norton Sound in San Diego Harbor nearly out after two days Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Smoke spews from Norton Sound boat in San Diego Harbor (Shanelle Phant) 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A fire that tore through a docked commercial fishing and research vessel Friday near Seaport Village was finally put out Sunday.The blaze erupted for unknown reasons inside the 120-foot Norton Sound about 9:30 a.m. Friday, sending thick plumes of dark-gray smoke billowing over San Diego Bay, according to the city Fire-Rescue Department.The highest temperature reading from inside the ship was approximately 100 degrees Sunday, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department spokesperson Monica Munoz said.”For all intents and purposes, the fire is out,” she said.It was unclear if anyone was aboard the vessel when the blaze broke out. Firefighters initially battled the intense flames from inside, finding no victims, but were ordered to pull out for safety reasons after about a half-hour.Firefighters initially battled the blaze from inside, but had been ordered to pull out Friday after temperatures inside the vessel rose too high for them to continue safely.The interior of the vessel continued to burn throughout Friday and Saturday.Firefighters monitored the fire and sprayed water on the hull from outside to cool the vessel, but could not enter until temperatures dropped to a safe level, Munoz said Saturday.Late Friday morning, paramedics took a firefighter to a hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion, according to Munoz. He was released from medical care about 5 p.m., she said.Firefighters stayed on scene all night to monitor the ship, rotating every three hours, according to Munoz. Crews also checked the mooring lines every hour to ensure they did not burn, she said.Also responding to the smoky scene alongside the G Street Mole were a city firefighting helicopter, the San Diego Harbor Police and the U.S. Coast Guard.Now that the fire appears to be out, Munoz said authorities will determine how to proceed with an investigation of the fire later Sunday.Authorities were also having trouble locating the vessel’s owner, Munoz said.Munoz previously said Friday that the boat’s owner was on his way from Tijuana. However, the owner in the U.S. Coast Guard’s records apparently sold the vessel, and the agency does not have the current owner in its database, Munoz said late Saturday.”Suffice to say, the current owner has not been contacted,” she said. KUSI Newsroom, Smoke spews from Norton Sound boat in San Diego Harbor (Shanelle Phant) Posted: September 29, 2017 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Crews making entry to determine if anyone is aboard. US Coast Guard and Harbor PD on scene along with our crews. pic.twitter.com/A3eVxzxVTY— SDFD (@SDFD) September 29, 2017 123last_img read more

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San Diego Police and SAY San Diego host open house for crimefree

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCrime-free Multi-housing, a partnership between the San Diego Police Department and SAY San Diego, brings a hands-on, collaborative approach to reduce crime, drugs and gangs in apartment communities.The program’s regional footprint is expansive: There are 85 Crime-free Multi-housing certified properties in the City of San Diego overseen by 52 property management companies. The program is open to residential communities of 16 or more units. Posted: June 1, 2018 June 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego Police and ‘SAY San Diego’ host open house for crime-free housinglast_img read more

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