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Finalists announced for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2016

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The finalists for the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2016 have been announced with a shortlist featuring leading mobile and tech companies from across Africa. The...
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Concerns about complacency amid S.Africa’s HIV treatment success

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South Africa has been hailed as a model for HIV treatment, but some now fear its very success may be breeding complacency and making people less careful about infection. South Africa's free drugs programme for AIDS has expanded rapidly to 2.4 million…

Media Advisory: NEPAD Heads of State and Government Summit & Presidential Press Briefing Chaired...

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JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 8, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- NEPAD Heads of State and Government Summit & Presidential Press Briefing Chaired by President Macky...
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South African peace icon Desmond Tutu ‘not invited’ to Mandela burial

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South African peace icon Desmond Tutu said on Saturday he was not invited to the burial of his friend Nelson Mandela, amid allegations he was snubbed for political reasons. "Much as I would have loved to attend the service to say a final farewell to…
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EU suspends SAfrica citrus fruit imports

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The European Commission on Thursday suspended imports of citrus fruits from South Africa -- which accounts for about a third the EU's total -- on concerns 'black spot' disease could infect local crops. Citrus black spot is a fungal disease which lives…

Brand South Africa saddened at the passing of former Chairperson Ms Anitha Soni

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JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 18, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Brand South Africa (http://www.brandsouthafrica.com) has learnt with sadness of the passing of former Chairperson Ms...
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Polar bear dies at South African zoo

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One of South Africa's two polar bears has died at the Johannesburg Zoo, leaving its mate now believed to be the only polar bear in Africa, a veterinarian said Wednesday. Geebee, the 29-year-old polar bear, came from Canada and had long survived the…
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Club-wielding striking workers urged to ‘remain steadfast’ at South Africa platinum mine

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Thousands of club-wielding striking workers at a platinum mine in South Africa were urged by their leaders to remain steadfast in the face of a deadline to return underground Wednesday. The miners gathered at a stadium near the Lonmin operations in…
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S.Africa govt clears Zuma in costly private home revamp

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South Africa's government on Thursday cleared President Jacob Zuma of any wrongdoing during a controversial $20-million revamp at his private home, in a move criticised as a whitewash. The official investigation gave Zuma the all-clear over the 206…

UNHCR concerned over recent attacks aimed at foreigners including refugees in Mamelodi, located north...

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PRETORIA, South-Africa, June 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- UNHCR is extremely concerned over the recent spate of violence in Mamelodi, affecting foreigners, including...

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