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3 May, 2017
Social justice organisation Oxfam on Tuesday released a new report titled “Starting with people”‚ which details the crisis facing Africa’s poor and issues a challenge to African leaders “to champion new economic models”.
3 May, 2017
This, according to testimony in the Coligny Magistrate’s Court by Brigadier Clifford Kgorane, a member of the team investigating the death of 16-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu on April 20, Netwerk24 reported.
3 May, 2017
“ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the provincial services already on attendance. “Paramedics assessed the child‚ who was found wrapped in a plastic bag‚ and found that he was in a critical condition‚” ER24 said in a statement.
3 May, 2017
Amnesty International‚ in marking World Press Freedom Day on Wednesday‚ said the intimidation of journalists sent a frightening message to their colleagues‚ causing them to self-censor.
26 April, 2017
According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Bhekithemba Mpofu was arrested by villagers and was handed over to the police after hitting a man, only identified as Aleck, on the head with an axe. The incident happened early on Wednesday morning last week.
26 April, 2017
At the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver, he showed off his latest gizmo - a cardboard centrifuge that can spot malarial parasites in blood. He also launched a citizen science project to identify disease-carrying mosquitoes by their sound.
26 April, 2017
About 1,300 – about 85 percent of the total number – have downed tools to try and force SAA to increase their meal allowance, which they claim has not been reviewed for six years, from R130 to R170.
26 April, 2017
It blamed Awa Dabo, a Gambian national, for the "deteriorating performance" of her office, driven by what it called her "strained relations" with staff.
25 April, 2017
Mbalula ordered Ntlemeza not to return to work‚ following a Pretoria high court judgment last month which set aside his appointment as head of the Hawks.
25 April, 2017
Kumba wants to relocate the entire town of Dingleton in the Northern Cape to a town 25km away, GroundUp reported. Only 25 families remain and are refusing to move on Kumba's terms.
19 April, 2017
In 2015, one billion people worldwide were treated for at least one tropical disease. Companies have donated seven billion treatments since 2012. The World Health Organisation said improving water and sanitation was key to driving further progress.
19 April, 2017
Dutch non-profit initiative Inspiring Fifty seeks to showcase inspiring women role models, based on the belief that “if she can see it, she can be it”.  Originally launched in the Netherlands, so far Inspiring Fifty lists have only been made in various European countries.
19 April, 2017
Speaking at F8, the company's annual conference for software developers, Zuckerberg said Facebook was an obvious hub for businesses to reach people and experiment with augmented reality, although he did not suggest the company was planning to make similar games itself.
19 April, 2017
Afrika Tikkun helps develop young people through a support model that focuses on education, holistic development, skills development and work placement. The programmes offered by Afrika Tikkun begin with early childhood development for children aged two to six.
19 April, 2017
“We need a general election and we need one now, because we have at this moment a one-off chance to get this done while the European Union agrees its negotiating position and before the detailed talks begin,” the prime minister said outside her Downing Street office.

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