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Maharaj’s last day in office

Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj will leave his office on Thursday for the last time and start his retirement. Maharaj announced earlier this month that he would be retiring after four years as President Jacob Zuma’s spin doctor and special advisor. He was appointed presidential spokesperson in June 2011. At the[…]

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Bid to stop march was to save Zuma embarrassment: Numsa

The attempt to cancel Numsa’s planned May Day march through Durban was nothing more than a bid to prevent President Jacob Zuma from being embarrassed. This claim was made in papers that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) submitted in its successful KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban[…]

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Assisted suicide ruling could result in law change

If the State’s appeal against the High Court in Pretoria’s ruling allowing a terminally ill cancer patient to commit suicide with a doctor’s help fails, Parliament will have to change legislation to accommodate this, an advocate said on Thursday. If the Supreme Court of Appeal says the ruling by Judge[…]

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Digging to save Nepal’s cultural heritage

Young men stood on the ruins of a temple in Bhaktapur’s old city digging vigorously in the dirt and rubble with bare hands and shovels. Whenever they unearthed a large stone carving on Thursday afternoon, others quickly crowded around to help lift out the heavy object. One man shouted, “We[…]

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‘Freedom Flotilla III’ expected to Gaza

– Three ships are prepared to embark to the Gaza Strip this summer in a humanitarian mission called “Freedom Flotilla III,” the coordinator of the international coalition to break the siege on Gaza Berawi Zaher said in a statement Friday. He explained in a press statement that the departure time[…]

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