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Nat Nakasa debate competition in Durban

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By More Matshediso – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Grade 10 and 11 learners from nine provinces of South Africa will on Saturday participate in the Nat Nakasa Debate Competition, in Durban. The two-day debate competition is aimed at educating youth about the role played by journalists during the liberation struggle in South Africa, what freedom meant to them and how they redefined …

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SkyVision extends its commitment to Ghana’s Crossover Academy for underprivileged children

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Orphaned schoolchildren benefit from new and advanced education and e-learning tools supported by superior communications SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (http://www.skyvision.net), a leading global communications provider, today announced the recent donation of its satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana’s Crossover International Academy. SkyVision’s donation included upgrading the academy’s communications equipment with the support of VT iDirect, and providing …

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GSK and Save the Children $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award continues to call for life-saving ideas for newborns and under-fives

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GSK (http://www.gsk.com) and Save the Children continue to call for applications for their 2014 $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award, as previous winners attract interest and support from national governments to help improve survival rates of newborns and children under five in developing countries.  Download the flyer: http://www.apo-mail.org/hiaen.pdf Six months after receiving a share of the 2013 Healthcare Innovation Award, five …

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SA to increase measures against rhino poaching

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says South Africa will build on its robust measures to curb the incidence of rhino poaching within its borders. Addressing a media briefing on the outcomes of the 2013 rhino census conducted in the Kruger National Park (KNP), the Minister said SA would continue to push strategies to stabilise the rhino population. “During the latest …

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African Leaders commit to end hunger by 2025 through investments in agriculture

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Africans cannot prosper on just hopeful summit declarations – Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Africa’s leaders unanimously agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Heads of State and Government last month. “Accelerated growth is essential if Africans at all …

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SA: Women’s Month to showcase achievements of women

Cabinet has welcomed the plans for Women’s Day, which will be held at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday. President Jacob Zuma is expected to lead the event on 9 August, under the theme: “Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Women’s Charter and 20 Years of Freedom: together moving non-racial and non-sexist South Africa forward”. Women’s Day …

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Africa: Remarks at a Working Session on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate

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John Kerry Secretary of State National Academy of Sciences Washington, DC August 4, 2014 Thank you very, very much. My apologies that we are beginning just a couple of minutes late, and we’re delighted to welcome everybody here. Let me just say at the outset I had the chance to speak here earlier today on civil society, but I want …

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SA: Athletes urged to register for Mandela Day Marathon

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Athletes interested in running in this year’s Mandela Day Marathon must register before the closing deadline of Thursday, 31 July. KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube- Ncube said they have already received entries from athletes from neighbouring countries such as Zimbabwe, Malawi and Ethiopia. Athletes from Germany, the United Kingdom and US have also sent in their …

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MISCA makes a gesture of solidarity towards the Muslim community in the Central African Republic on the occasion of the Aïd Al-Fitr

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MISCA makes a gesture of solidarity towards the Muslim community in the Central African Republic on the occasion of the Aïd Al-Fitr On the occasion of the Aïd al-Fitr, the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA) offered sheep to the Bangui Muslim community. The ceremony took place at the Bangui Central Mosque in the presence of …

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SA’s big HIV/Aids 2030 plan

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi

Source: SAnews.gov.za Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says government has big plans to turn the tide on HIV/Aids by 2030, in line with the target set by delegates at the International Aids Conference in Australia. “The conference took a very far-reaching decision to add to the already existing international goals … that we need to bring an end to HIV/Aids …

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