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SA man tests negative for Ebola

A South African man admitted to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for suspected Ebola tested negative, the health ministry said on Monday. “The condition of the patient is stable and the results of the Ebola virus disease are negative,” spokesman Joe Maila said in a statement. “We have also conducted the tests[…]

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Land claims hurdles remain: SAHRC

Problems with the land restitution process have not been fully solved and risk undermining the new five-year claim period, the SA Human Rights Commission said on Monday. These included poor research capacity, delays caused by competing claims, incomplete cadastral surveys, and problems in calculating the value of land, the commission[…]

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Battle rages for control of Mosul dam

Fierce fighting is raging around the Mosul dam, Iraq’s largest, as Kurdish Peshmerga troops and Iraqi forces try to recapture it from Islamic State fighters who seized it just over a week ago. Speaking from the town of Badriya on Monday, Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr said: “The dam is right[…]

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Maher Zain treks through China for Gaza

International multi-platinum award winning nasheed artist Maher Zain is treking through the vast Great Wall of China to raise funds for war stricken Gaza. The Great Wall of China Trek 2014 is a 10 day humanitarian mission in association with Human Appeal.  Zain and a group of 40 activists are visiting some[…]

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When weak hadith may be cited

FEATURE by Sheikh Bandar b. Nâyif al-`Abdalî The Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) are the primary sources from which Islamic beliefs and teachings are established. The Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is preserved[…]

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Palestinian pickets continue

While a ceasefire been Israel and Hamas remains in tact for now, South Africans are still keeping the conflict in Gaza firmly on the national agenda. In Cape Town, activists from various organisations have taken it upon themselves to picket every Sunday for the past four weeks. The weekly picket[…]

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13 escape train fire

Thirteen passengers jumped off a Cape train when it caught fire near Wellington on Sunday. The train was travelling en route from Cape Town to Worcester. The train caught fire after an apparent electrical explosion at around 7pm at the Soetendal and Hebron stations. “The electrical spark took place in[…]

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SA man admitted to hospital for Ebola tests

A 37-year-old South African man, working as health and safety officer in a mining operation in Liberia, was admitted to hospital on Sunday, the department of health said. Spokesman Joe Maila said the man arrived in the country on August 6. “He was scanned as normal routine in accordance with[…]

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Former CTown cops in court

Two former police officers filmed allegedly kicking a naked Nigerian man are expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Warrant Officer David Gunn, 43, and Warrant Officer Gerrit Januarie, 46, were charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Gunn was dismissed following a[…]

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