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southafricalogoNews24 reports that the ailing Northern Cape mining community has scored an "early Christmas gift" with the opening of the Kuruman One-Stop Health Service Centre that will provide both health and administrative services.  

The new centre boasts a clinic with dedicated rehabilitation facilities for miners with occupational lung disease.  It will also offer assistance with the compensation claims of those who were injured or contracted diseases because of their work.  Mobile health facilities will be made available to communities in districts from where the one-stop service centre is not easily accessible.  Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant launched the centre on behalf of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday.  He praised the collaboration between mining houses and other role players in bringing the project to fruition.  Community leader Joe Selao said the centre was a perfect early Christmas gift for the "forgotten community of Kuruman".

  • Read this report by Ntozakhe Mthukwane in full at News24

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