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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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SA most unequal society: Madonsela

South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said. In a speech delivered at the University of Stellenbosch on Saturday, Madonsela said the country was one of the most unequal society despite the constitutional promises which include the substantive notion of equality.[…]

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No Ebola in SA: Motsoaledi

There is no known Ebola case in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Monday. A woman who arrived from Conakry, Guinea on July 28 through the OR Tambo International Airport was meticulously tested and was negative, Motsoaledi told reporters at the Edenvale Hospital in Johannesburg. “She was admitted[…]

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SA govt “accommodating” Israel

A Rhodes university professor believes the South Africa government is far too sympathetic to the Israel regime. Prof Robert van Niekerk was commenting on the fact that South Africa has yet to take any decisive diplomatic action against the Zionist regime, despite calls for South Africa to recall its ambassador[…]

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More aftershocks expected in SA

More aftershocks were expected following the 5.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the North West province, the Council for Geoscience (CGS) said on Wednesday. “Aftershocks, ranging in magnitudes one to 2.5 have occurred and are expected to continue in the coming days,” said Michelle Grobbelaar, manager of the council’s seismology unit.[…]

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Residents take stock of damages

Residents of the Khuma township near Orkney in the North West, the epicentre of an earthquake that left a trail of mayhem in the province, were still assessing damages on Tuesday. Sonwabile Klaas arrived home to find her house dislodged from its foundation and an outside room completely destroyed. “It[…]

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SA reacts to earth tremor

Social media went haywire on Tuesday after an earth tremor was felt for about a minute shortly after midday in Johannesburg. The tremor measured 5.3 on the Ritcher scale, spreading as far as Rustenburg, Bloemfontein, Durban and Cape Town.  One death was confirmed in Orkney, North West, when a man was[…]

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SA at root of US, Africa trade: Davies

South Africa has been at the centre of exploring trade opportunities between the United States and Africa, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Thursday. “We’ve been the root of exploring the free trade area with the US… and that is a point which is important,” he told Sapa[…]

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National Muslim census soon

The developers behind the Muslim Directory App are looking to quell the debate surrounding the current Muslim population in South Africa, by conducting a census at masajid across the country. They have urged imams and masjid committees to conduct three separate counts during the final week of Ramadan, on Laylatul[…]

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