Dlamini hits back at Public Protector

4769e6848df04c12bea91d80f274e88eThe Public Protector today was criticised for getting “too personal” following her latest report on food parcels.  Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini said in Parliament today that Thuli Madonsela got personal in her report.  “I was not even part of the event she is talking about. The report sounds very personal and I do not take kindly to that, because if you do your work, it must be based on principles not individuals.” Yesterday, Madonsela released a report on the separation between state and political parties. In the report she found that the distribution of food parcels in 2009 by Julius Malema, who was the leader of the ANC Youth League at the time, was contrary to the Constitution and an abuse of state resources…..more

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WONCA 2016 global five star doctor Dr Atai Omoruto passes on

omorutu20ataiThe winner of the WONCA Global Five Star Doctor Award for 2016 is Dr Atai Anne Deborah Omoruto from Uganda, known to all as Atai.  I am sad to advise that Atai passed away in Kampala on May 5, 2016 after a short illness. For this reason, we have brought forward the announcement of our Five Star Family Doctor Award for 2016.  The Five Star Doctor Award is WONCA’s award of Excellence in Health Care by a family doctor. The Five Star Doctor must demonstrate excellence as a care provider, decision maker, communicator, community leader and team member….see more from WONCA President

The Solution to Millennial College Dropouts? More High-School Seniors Should Follow Malia Obama and Take a Gap Year

Sunday’s announcement from the White House that Malia Obama would take a gap year before starting at Harvard University in the fall of 2017 drew swift reactions on social media—a mix of support, ridicule for delaying adulthood, and some envy that the idea of taking a break before college is too often reserved for the wealthy. But more high school students should be following Malia’s lead and getting off the conveyor belt that leads them to follow the well-plotted and well-trod course to college simply because they don’t know what else to do with their lives three months after they leave high school…..more