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ANC welcomes Palestine-Israel truce

The African National Congress (ANC) said on Sunday that it was pleased about Hamas’ accepting a 24-hour truce between Israel and Palestine.

Crime
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Police Arrest Man On The Run

Gauteng police have revealed that a man has been taken into custody for alleged rape and kidnapping incidents.

Court Update
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Defence force accused of HIV discrimination

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has allegedly discriminated against its HIV-positive members, according to The Star.

Politics
Julius Malema  Gallo
DA: No Substance To Malema Comments

The DA on Monday has dismissed EFF leader Julius Malema's recent comments claiming the Democratic Alliance is funded by Israel.

National Conversation
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Caring for Caregivers because you care

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) places the spotlight on caregivers this CANSA Care Week, which takes place from 1 to 7 August. A caregiver is anyone who cares, without being paid, for a friend or family member who is fighting cancer and cannot cope without support.

Strange World
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Man in US killed in small plane crashlanding

According to US authorities a father was killed on Sunday as he and his daughter, walking along a beach in Florida, was struck by a small plane that crash landed.

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  • Ebola virus  Wikimedia Commons\Cynthia Goldsmith Content Providers American doctor with Ebola stable

    An American doctor in West Africa who has been infected with the Ebola virus has received intensive treatment and was stable, according to Sapa and the Associated Press.

  • CAR crisis  ASSOCIATED PRESS CAR violence resulted in massive death levels

    A retrospective mortality study conducted by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) among Central African refugees in Sido, Chad, reveals extreme levels of death during a violent crackdown against the Central African Republic’s (CAR) Muslim minority.

  • Dystopian fantasy distracts from our dystopian realityDystopian fantasy distracts from our dystopian reality

    Two millennia ago the Roman commentator Juvenal wrote of “panem et circensis,” bread and circuses, to demonstrate how the masses had abandoned political responsibility in exchange for full bellies and extreme entertainment. In Juvenal’s times entertainment was of the gladiatorial variety.

  • Van Zijl at it again – for charity and MadibaVan Zijl at it again – for charity and Madiba

    Serial record breaker Andre van Zijl, who has broken 43 different world records of the less common variety, is at it again as he seeks to cycle 6,700km on a spinning bike while sitting in a car.

  • South Sudan crisis  REUTERS Child malnutrition rates skyrocket in South Sudan

    Children in parts of South Sudan are suffering from shocking rates of malnutrition, the Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday.

  • MSF racing against time in Ebola outbreakMSF racing against time in Ebola outbreak

    Over the last two weeks, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has treated more than 70 patients with symptoms resembling those of Ebola in Kailahun treatment centre, eastern Sierra Leone. MSF is concerned about a possible increase in patients in the coming weeks, as teams on the ground are working to find people who have the virus.

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