NewsWrap: Motshekga praises teachers for their role in development of society 

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Kusile power station returning to service generates more than 2.500 megawatts of added power 

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa stated during his weekly media briefing that the country is making progress in terms of available generation capacity. He attributed this improvement to the recovery of units at the Kusile power station, where three units had gone offline in October last year due to a mechanical fault, which strained the national grid and affected Eskom’s generation capability. Ramokgopa reported that the Kusile power station is now generating over 2,500 megawatts, indicating a positive development in South Africa’s power supply situation.

SA Post Office continues to run at a loss 

The South African Post Office’s debt exceeds it assets by 12-point-five billion rand.
This is according to business-rescue practitioners who gave their first update after two months at the helm trying to save the state-owned entity.
Business rescue is a legal process that halts payments to creditors while practitioners try to restructure the company and attempt to save it from liquidation.
The Post Office has run at a loss since 2013, despite constant bailouts from the government.

KZN health dept fires security guards responsible for assault of minor 

The KwaZulu-Natal Health Department has initiated an urgent investigation in response to a video that surfaced depicting two security guards assaulting a 13-year-old boy at Ladysmith Hospital. The video, which went viral, showed the young patient being attacked while in his hospital bed. The department confirmed that the security guards responsible for the assault were promptly fired by the security company contracted to provide services at the hospital. Additionally, the department has initiated an internal disciplinary process against the nursing staff members allegedly involved in the incident.

Motshekga praises teachers for their role in development of society 

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga praised the crucial role of teachers in South Africa during a media briefing where Teachers’ Month was launched with the theme “The teachers we need for the education we want.” She acknowledged the challenges teachers face and their central role in society’s development and the education system. Motshekga also announced the upcoming National Teaching Awards to honour outstanding educators.

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