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Beautiful democracy says Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe's president is praising "a beautiful expression of freedom & democracy" after polls have closed in a historic election.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa says on Twitter that millions have voted in "mutual respect & peace." He urges the country to wait patiently for the electoral commission to announce the results.

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Health Systems Innovation is the Path to Better Health

New health discoveries are often not immediately accessible or affordable to the average individual, particularly in low and middle-income countries.

When we think of health innovations, we are often drawn to images of scientists in laboratories making ground-breaking discoveries - inventing state-of-the-art equipment using a highly sophisticated computerised system, or formulating a revolutionary new drug or treatment.  

Kidnapping in eastern DRC

At least 20 civilians have been kidnapped since the weekend in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a stronghold of multiple armed groups, officials said on Wednesday.

The kidnappings are understood to have begun on Friday, some 75km north of Goma, the capital of North Kivu province.

"They have been taken between last weekend and today in different locations," said Jason Ntawiha, an official in the town of Rutshuru.

Bus strike: Negotiations still on the table

The national bus strike could soon end as unions and employers are going back to the negotiation table.

Zanele Sabela‚ a spokesperson for the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu)‚ said after the unions met early this week‚ they decided to invite employers for another round of wage negotiations.

To read the article titled, "Bus strike: unions and employers to go back to the negotiation table" click here

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's memorial

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's official memorial service at Orlando Stadium in Soweto was a celebratory event with an electric and jovial crowd.

But there were also tears. African National Congress (ANC) colours dominated the venue with many people who came to celebrate the life of the struggle stalwart dressed from head to toe in green‚ black and yellow.

​South Africa’s Ubuntu spirit continues to soar

Despite challenging economic circumstances, the South Africa Giving 2017 report reveals that individuals in South Africa – particularly the younger generation – continue to give of their time and money to assist individuals and communities in need.
 
Detailing the different ways that people in South Africa donate and volunteer, this report covers how much money on average is donated by individuals, which causes people give to, how people like to give, as well as what motivates people to give.
 

Fake Medical Certificates for Sale

A list of 10 illegally practising or unregistered medical practitioners issuing bogus medical certificates for people to get off work in the Western Cape has been released by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

The aim is to create awareness among employers, employees and the public.

Spokesperson Priscilla Sekhonyana says the HPCSA has in its possession 28 fake medical certificates reported to the Cape Town office, GroundUp reported.

R500 million Estimated for KZN Storm Damage

The KwaZulu-Natal government says it will take a while to finish the assessment of the damage that the devastating storms have caused as some insurance companies put it at R500 million.

The death toll from Tuesday's storm stands at 14.

More than 40 schools were also damaged as well as several health care institutions in and around Durban.

At Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umlazi two people died when a wall collapsed.

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