South Africa to create country’s first full-time female nurse after her death


— The nation’s first female nurse, who died in April, will be created in South Africa after she is medically retired, the country’s health minister said Wednesday.

The announcement came after the South African Medical Association called for a full-on transition for the new nurse, known as Kip, whose death in April at the age of 46 spurred a national debate over how to treat women and gender equality.

She is the second South African female to die in less than a year.

In June, Dr. Shabitha Bibi, the nation’s second female chief medical officer, died of lung cancer at the same age.

Kip was diagnosed with pneumonia at the end of a yearlong treatment for a serious disease, and she underwent a transplant at the University of Cape Town’s Stellenbosch Hospital.

A woman and a man, respectively, were also given the kidney transplant.

But Kip died two days after a transplant, and was rushed to the hospital.

Since then, South Africa has been in a state of emergency, with President Jacob Zuma announcing in January that the country would institute a full transition for its first full female nurse.

Zuma has repeatedly vowed to institute full transition to combat gender-based violence.

With Kip in the country, Zuma is stepping up the rhetoric, calling for a change to South Africa’s outdated laws against prostitution and prostitution-related crimes, and a ban on female-only bars and clubs.

“We’re not going to wait,” Zuma said.

This is a major milestone, and I can’t wait for the day that the first female physician is here, and we can see a change.

“South Africa’s government has already announced the creation of a new position for Kip.

Last week, the Health Ministry confirmed that Dr. Kip Gauteng will be a full professor at the Institute of Medicine in Pretoria, South Korea.

South African Health Minister Dr. Ewen Ralston has said that in order to create a female nurse in the nation, a person must be medically retired and have a medical certificate.

There have been questions about the validity of a medical retired woman’s certificate, however, and there have been calls for it to be revoked.

An estimated 20,000 women die each year from suicide, according to the South Africa Women’s Health Alliance.

Transitioning from female to male was also seen as an important step, but many believe that is not the case in South African society, where the majority of South Africans believe men and women are equally capable of caring for each other.

Why Is the New York Times Reporting on an Islamic Terrorist’s Plan to ‘Kill’ Journalists?

By ROBERT KLEIN, Associated PressNew York Times reporter Andrew Rosenberg has the latest on a potential Islamic terror attack targeting reporters in New York City.

Rosenberg, the Times’ chief foreign affairs correspondent, reports that a man identified as Farah Khan told a New York police officer that he planned to “kill journalists.”

Khan told the officer that, in addition to the New Jersey attack, he planned a New Jersey assault, which is the most deadly of its kind.

The suspect has not been named, but authorities say they are investigating.

The Times has not confirmed Khan’s claims.

Khan said he was motivated by the threat of a New Orleans-style “death march” on the city by Islamic extremists.

A New Orleans police officer, who declined to be identified, told the AP he was aware of the possibility of a plot in the city, but declined to comment further.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, has said he is looking into Khan’s account and is concerned about the potential threat to journalists.

The Times has been criticized for not including Khan’s information when reporting on an attack in Minnesota on Sept. 17, in which three people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a mosque.

It said the attack occurred in the aftermath of a mass shooting in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, and that a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation said that police did not think the attack was linked to the attack in New Jersey.

The official said police did find some items that appeared to support Khan’s claim, but that there were other elements that were not immediately clear.

Khalim Khan, a 26-year-old from New Jersey, was shot dead by police in the subway in New Brunswick, N.J., on Aug. 29.

(Photo: AP file photo)Khan had been working for the Times since January, when he joined the bureau after graduating from New York University with a degree in international affairs.

He was hired to cover the Muslim world in late April.

He joined the paper in October, the most recent being in February.

Kamal Khan, the father of Farah, told ABC News that his son had been “very brave” for reporting on the New Orleans attack and was now “a hero.”

“He had no idea how he was going to get out of here alive,” Kamal Khan said.

“He was very brave.

He had no clue.

He knew it was going down.

He wanted to die.”

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