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    15-Dec-2014 to 10:16

    Zuma expresses pride in Miss S/Africa\'s world beauty victory

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday sent hearty congratulations to Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, for winning the Miss World 2014 crown during a contest held in London.

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    12-Dec-2014 to 14:28

    Botswana minister calls for minimum marriage age

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Assistant Minister of Local Government Botlhogile Tshireletso on Friday called for the introduction of a minimum age for marriage to protect young girls from gender-based violence.

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    11-Dec-2014 to 09:45

    Namibian police bans withdrawal of GBV cases

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Sebastian Ndeitunga has issued a directive to all his officers to stop victims of gender-based violence from withdrawing charges they would have laid against their assailants.

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    10-Dec-2014 to 12:56

    16 Days of Activism campaign an ‘eye opener’ - SA Minister

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — As the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children draws to an end on Wednesday, the campaign has created much needed awareness in South African communities, according to South African Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, has said.

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    10-Dec-2014 to 12:42

    S/African prosecutor can appeal Pistorius’ verdict, says Court

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa on Wednesday ruled that the state could appeal the manslaughter verdict she pronounced two months ago in the case involving paralympian Oscar Pistorius who shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year.

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    09-Dec-2014 to 10:38

    S/African prosecutor appeals Pistorius’ conviction, sentence

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel returned to the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday to appeal against the conviction and sentencing of paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.

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    05-Dec-2014 to 07:25

    S/Africa studying petition in UK businessman\'s murder trial

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African government will study and respond to a petition received from a group calling itself \"Justice for Anni\" from London (UK), a senior official said on Thursday.

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