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18th-Feb-2017 12:08 am - The dream workplace
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10th-Feb-2017 09:08 am - Popcorn... check
Mass brawl breaks out in South African parliament ahead of Jacob Zuma speech

A mass brawl broke out in the South African parliament between opposition politicians and security guards who dragged them out of the chamber.

The raucous scenes unfolded on national television after they tried to stop the country's President Jacob Zuma from making an address, denouncing as a "scoundrel" and "rotten to the core" because of corruption allegations and declaring him unfit for office.
5th-Feb-2017 08:44 pm - The pearl of SA
Cape Town: Southern comforts are the perfect intro to South Africa

Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, has joked that his native South Africa is not so much Africa, as Africa-lite. If so, then Cape Town is clearly South Africa-lite.
30th-Jan-2017 10:51 am - And this is just week 1
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23rd-Jan-2017 02:01 pm - Women's March in CT
Hundreds March in Cape Town Against Donald Trump

Hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered at the South African Museum in Cape Town on Saturday. They marched through the Company's Garden to the front entrance to Parliament holding placards with signs like "A woman's place is in the revolution","Well-behaved women seldom make history" and "It's time for women to stop being politely angry".
19th-Jan-2017 11:40 am - Time to stop the fussing
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Interesting piece here about this new "Putin has sensitive compromising intel on Trump" debackle:

Everything you need to know about the Russian art of ‘kompromat’

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10th-Jan-2017 09:56 am - South Africa's withdrawal from ethics
South Africa's Foreign Policy Has Been At Sixes and Sevens - Here's Why

South Africa's notice to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has once again raised questions about the ethics of its foreign policy.

Responses to the move have highlighted inconsistencies and contradictions in what has been perceived as the country's ethical foreign policy.
31st-Dec-2016 12:12 am - The mice holocaust memorial
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24th-Dec-2016 11:18 pm - A true heroine
This woman has helped more than 4,500 disabled people get jobs

When Shanti Raghavan’s brother started losing his sight, she began to learn about ways he could adjust. She then wanted to use that knowledge to assist others.

mahnmut, this must be the most rewarding job on Earth...
21st-Dec-2016 03:05 pm - The Madman approach re-visited
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29th-Nov-2016 06:57 pm - Outrageous
‘After the beating’: Moroccan TV airs makeup tips for hiding domestic violence

The makeup tutorial, aired Wednesday on Moroccan state television, instructed viewers how to use concealer to “camouflage the traces of violence against women,” spurring outrage on social media that prompted an apology from the channel. The segment was broadcast two days before the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Guardian reported.
18th-Nov-2016 09:03 am - Trump and Africa
U.S. Experts Urge Trump to Engage Africa

Top U.S experts who have advised Republican leaders on Africa are concerned about President-elect Donald J. Trump's failure to include any Africans, except Egypt’s ruler, in the first round of calls to foreign heads of state. Two of the advisors are urging Trump to pay attention to the continent, which they argue would serve American business and national security interests.
9th-Nov-2016 03:30 pm - First reaction to the shock
How typically American. Just when the British do something incredibly stupid, America immediately out-dumbs them.

Still, I'm glad we South Africans have finally given up the first place in the Most Outrageous President ranking. Now Zuma is somewhere between Trump and Duarte.
7th-Nov-2016 10:32 am - The clock is ticking...
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3rd-Nov-2016 09:04 am - Women will Lead Global Health
'Women will Lead Global Health'

In a recent article John Flannery, President and CEO at GE Healthcare, predicts that the global healthcare industry will propel more women into leadership roles. He points out that currently "only 38% of the top global health jobs are held by woman. While women contribute $3 trillion to the global healthcare industry, nearly half of their work is unpaid." GE Healthcare is already working to improve maternal health in Africa and the developing world by empowering more midwives.
29th-Oct-2016 12:09 am - The sauce must flow!
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23rd-Oct-2016 10:04 am - More disgrace
South Africa to withdraw from war crimes court

South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), notifying the UN of its decision.
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