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Every day a Mandela Day for MEC Lesufi

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By More Matshediso – SANews Johannesburg – While South Africans and global citizens take the baton of leadership to transform their communities for the better and do something good for others this month, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi carries out Nelson Mandela’s legacy daily through his work. In July, everyone is encouraged to celebrate the late former President Nelson Mandela’s ...

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Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital to open in 2016

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By – More Matshediso – SAnews.gov.za  Pretoria – Construction of the much anticipated Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital is going smoothly and is expected to be completed in February 2016. On Monday, the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital’s Trust, Sibongile Mkhabela, told SAnews on completion of the hospital’s construction it will be handed over for equipment and interior design features ...

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Trade integration key to reduce poverty and support growth in Africa

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Making Africa’s most remote regions accessible for trade will not only promote prosperity in those regions, but also elevate the continent’s continued growth path. Africa continues to remain vastly unexplored, and making Africa’s most remote regions accessible for trade will not only promote prosperity in those regions, but also elevate the continent’s continued growth path. This is according to Charles ...

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Mandela’s grandson thanks SA, world

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By – SAnews.gov.za Mvezo – The Mandela family on Saturday expressed gratitude to South Africans and people around the world who came out to support this year’s International Nelson Mandela Day by dedicating their time to worthy causes. Speaking to SAnews in Mvezo, the Eastern Cape village, where the late Mandela was born, his grandson Mandla Mandela said while the ...

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Initiative with Ethiopia aims to boost opportunities for rural youth

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Initiative with Ethiopia aims to boost opportunities for rural youth / Italy-funded project focuses on policies aimed at addressing the underlying causes of economic mobility FAO and the government of Ethiopia today signed a partnership agreement which aims to reduce youth mobility caused by poverty, through innovative policies that will create jobs and business opportunities for young people in the ...

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Merck, UNESCO and Cambridge University join hands to build Research Capacity in Africa with the aim to fight against Ebola

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UNESCO- Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS 2015 aims to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international hub for research excellence and scientific innovation. Merck (http://www.merckgroup.com), the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and Chemical company in partnership with UNESCO , Cambridge University and University of Rome plan to conduct UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS which will be ...

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Education takes centres stage at Mandela Day activities in Mvezo

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Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of President Mandela which encourages all global citizens to take responsibility of improving each other’s lives and addressing the world’s social injustices. Planned activities for Mandela Day include reinforcing the existing parameter fence, a cleaning campaign and the planting of 67 Umkhanyakude trees at the school ...

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UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule

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The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The AIDS targets of MDG 6—halting and reversing the spread of HIV—have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations ...

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African women leading the charge in philanthropy

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While there are a number of businessmen offering their wisdom and wealth to a variety of causes across Africa, there are increasing numbers of female philanthropists currently standing out and making a real difference across their continent. Dedicated to improving healthcare for those who have been marginalised by society, increasing awareness of certain issues facing their countries, and increasing the ...

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App promotes Mandela’s principles

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – An app has been developed to encourage citizens to make everyday a Mandela Day by helping those in need. “In support of this commemorative month and as part of its mandate to build pride, patriotism, and a spirit of active citizenship, Brand South Africa, has also partnered with the GEM Project who have developed a Play ...

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