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      AFRIQUE DU SUD | SOUTH AFRICA

    21-Jun-2018 to 08:42

    Massive S/African support for Semenya’s IAAF challenge

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africans have expressed overwhelming support for world and Olympics champion Caster Semenya who announced this week that she has challenged the unfair and discriminatory eligibility regulations the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) has set up to keep her and others from athletics competitions.

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    21-Jun-2018 to 08:28

    Exiled S/Sudanese leader’s presence at peace talks commended – Ramaphosa

    Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the participation of exiled opposition leader Riek Machar Teny, the chairperson of the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/A-In-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO), at the “high level revitalisation talks facilitated by IGAD in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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    21-Jun-2018 to 08:10

    S/Africa committed to protecting refugees, says minister

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s contribution to the protection of refugees is not merely borne out of gratitude for humankind’s efforts, but comes out of humanity and conviction in the ethos of human rights and freedoms, according to Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba here.

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    20-Jun-2018 to 10:12

    S/Africa to roll out nationwide treatment campaign for drug-resistant TB

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) will now be able to receive life changing treatment as the country’s health authorities begin a roll-out of bedaquiline, a new drug designed to fight the hard-to-cure contagious disease.

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    20-Jun-2018 to 10:02

    Gender-based violence on the rise in S/Africa

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Femicide is on the rise in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting on Wednesday that cases involving the murder of women increased by a staggering 117% between 2015 and 2017.

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    19-Jun-2018 to 08:02

    Travellers urged to comply with S/Africa’s import rules

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has urged all international travellers visiting the country to comply with import requirements for agricultural and related regulated products.

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    19-Jun-2018 to 07:01

    S/Africa’s Malema under fire for “racist” remarks

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s Kathrada Foundation has approached Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema to engage with him about his most recent anti-Indian community comments for claiming that the majority of the people in the community “are racists.”

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