Gauteng Health Dept Aims to Stem Measles Outbreak

Gauteng Health Dept Aims to Stem Measles Outbreak

Gauteng Health Dept Target 95% Measles Vaccination Rate Among Children

following a measles outbreak in which more than 200 cases were confirmed, the Gauteng Department of Health has announced its intention to vaccinate 95% of children in the province, according to Eyewitness News. According to the department, the highly contagious illness could easily spread in schools. Measles is most common in children aged 5 to 9 years old, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

Water Crisis Mounts in Nelson Mandela Bay as Main Dam Reaches Record Low

Impofu, the Nelson Mandela Municipality's main dam, has reached a record low in water levels as the region's eight-year drought worsens, according to eNCA.

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Ten water augmentation projects are being developed to meet the needs of residents; however, dam levels are dropping at alarming rates, as are power outages, which have hampered the water pumping capabilities of smaller reservoirs.

Lights Out - Eskom Office Disconnected from Grid Over Non-Payment

The failure to pay a bill totaling more than R500,000 to the uMhlathuze municipality has resulted in the disconnection of the Eskom office in Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, according to TimesLive. The City announced a campaign to disconnect those entities with large debts, following a similar effort in Johannesburg, where businesses and residents owe more than R4 billion.

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