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4 February, 2016
The World Health Organisation’s emergency committee will debate whether a Zika virus outbreak suspected of causing a surge in serious birth defects in South America should be considered a global health emergency.  
3 February, 2016
R350 million has been allocated by the Department of Water and Sanitation to the Ngaka Modiri Molema District in the North West to alleviate sanitation and drought-induced problems.  
3 February, 2016
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa could soon pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC).  
3 February, 2016
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has endorsed three nominations for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.  
3 February, 2016
University of the Witwatersrand Students' Representative Council has launched a campaign to cover student debts.   The #Access campaign aims to raise R10 million by the end of February to ensure students are able to register for the academic year.  
3 February, 2016
Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, says Lesotho nationals living in South Africa without the right documents will no longer be deported from now until 31 December 2016.  
26 January, 2016
International environment and rights groups have launched a joint plea to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan governments not to allow oil drilling in or around the Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest wildlife reserve famed for its mountain gorillas.  
26 January, 2016
The World Wild Life Fund (WWF) has lent its support to Environmental Minister Edna Molewa's bid to have a ban in local trade in rhino horn re-instated.  
26 January, 2016
Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court outlawed child marriage after two former child brides took the government to court in a ground-breaking case to challenge the practice that is rife in the southern African nation.  
26 January, 2016
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says South Africa’s unemployment rate is expected to rise by 300 000 people by next year.  
26 January, 2016
Twitter says its social network suffered outages in several parts of the world and it was working to resolve the issues, which appear to be concentrated in Europe, according to external monitoring sources.  
26 January, 2016
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will focus on addressing grievances and will release findings after full investigation of complaints.  
26 January, 2016
After the stop-start disrupted registration of first year students, universities are bracing themselves for heightened protests when students arrive at campuses on Monday, 18 January 2016.  
26 January, 2016
Driving his pick-up truck down a dirt road, farmer Petrus Roux points to scorched fields that should be a sea of green maize, part of South Africa's western grain belt.  
26 January, 2016
The Western Cape Department of Social Development warned parents to be aware of child traffickers using deceptive means to potentially abduct and traffic children.  

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