Kenya proposes law to place sexual, domestic violence victims in safe houses

Kenya proposes law to place sexual, domestic violence victims in safe houses

Victims of gender-based violence in Nairobi will be housed in safe houses and provided with guaranteed quality healthcare if a proposed law is passed.
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Rwanda's first lady says gender inequality hinders fight against AIDS

Rwanda's first lady says gender inequality hinders fight against AIDS

Rwanda's first lady Jeannette Kagame said there has been success in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa but the battle was being impeded by gender inequality.
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SA deputy president in South Sudan to mediate in peace talks

SA deputy president in South Sudan to mediate in peace talks

Deputy President David Mabuza is in Juba, South Sudan at the invitation of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development
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Here's a healthy and Halal wine alternative

Here's a healthy and Halal wine alternative

After 25 years of working as a sommelier, founder of Danesh wines Roy Bowler decided to only make non-alcoholic beverages after some of his family members experienced alcohol related health issues. Video by Kelly-Jane Turner Mardon
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Mnangagwa Will Take Some of the Farms Owned by Robert Mugabe

Mnangagwa Will Take Some of the Farms Owned by Robert Mugabe

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said that the government will take some of the farms which are owned by the family Robert Mugabe, saying that the family possesses multiple farms.
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Self-defense tips to protect yourself from attackers

Self-defense tips to protect yourself from attackers

The murder of a number of women across South Africa over the past few months has ignited outrage, protests and people standing up against gender-based violence.
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Millions in Zimbabwe facing man-made starvation: UN

Millions in Zimbabwe facing man-made starvation: UN

The United Nations' special rapporteur on the right to food has warned that starvation is "slowly making its way" into Zimbabwe.
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Get these summer wedding tips from a top planner

Get these summer wedding tips from a top planner

Summer is right around the corner and with it comes the most popular season for weddings! There's a lot that goes into a wedding and Nicolette Morris from Nicolette Weddings has narrowed down her top tips
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Durban sharing ideals through the book fair

Durban sharing ideals through the book fair

The city of Durban held its annual book fair at the Mitchell Park in Morningside this past weekend Hashtag Books, Micromega publications and the ACT foundation were some of the partners that organized the event together with the Mitchell Park trust.
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Rajen Govender the car guard from Germiston who goes the extra mile

Rajen Govender the car guard from Germiston who goes the extra mile

Originally from Elsies River but grew up in Germiston, Gauteng, 49-year-old car guard Rajen Govender goes the extra mile by also fixing cars and doing minor services at the shopping center. Video by: Jehran Naidoo #Inspire #Inform #Empower
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The Bluff, Durban, declared world whale heritage site

The Bluff, Durban, declared world whale heritage site

After a long and tedious process, the award for world whale heritage site was finally awarded to The Bluff, Durban. Video by: Jehran Naidoo #Inspire #Inform #Empower
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A trip down memory lane with author, Kiru Naidoo

A trip down memory lane with author, Kiru Naidoo

Author Kiru Naidoo, wrote about his personal account of growing up in Chatsworth. The memories he made, the people he grew up with and the experiences he got to share. Video by: Jehran Naidoo #Inspire #Inform #Empower
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Pensioner, Tony Pillay from Havenside, rebuilds his community

Pensioner, Tony Pillay from Havenside, rebuilds his community

Most pensioners simply want to relax after working for almost their entire lives. Tony Pillay, on the other hand, does not want to stop. Residing in Havenside, Chatsworth, the 76 year old is a jack of all trades.
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Top 5 Halloween pranks

Top 5 Halloween pranks

The horror festival of Halloween is celebrated widely throughout the USA and Europe. The bug is slowly catching on in South Africa, with the younger crowd dressing up to parties and festivals.
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Female entrepreneurs scoop hackathon award in Durban

Female entrepreneurs scoop hackathon award in Durban

A group of young women from the Northern Cape recently took the SITA hackathon award for their mobile app. Their app allows parents to track their children's where-about in real time. Video by: Jehran Naidoo #Inform #Inspire #Empower SITA Govtech
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5 Things you didn't know about the eThekwini fire dept

5 Things you didn't know about the eThekwini fire dept

The EThekwini Municipality fire department is a monument of bravery for the city. Everyday people sacrificing their lives to save others, is what they are built upon.Here are five things that you didn't know about the eThekwini fire department.
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5 Money tips for young couples.mp4

5 Money tips for young couples.mp4

Once the wedding is over and the guests have left, the newly wedded couple is often left with a debt to pay. Because you are now married, it is considered "rational" to pay of debt together. Here are five ways to be smart with your money.
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47 Nigerian men plead not guilty to homosexuality charge

47 Nigerian men plead not guilty to homosexuality charge

Forty-seven Nigerian men pleaded innocent to a charge of public displays of affection with members of the same sex, an offence that carries a 10-year jail term.
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Zimbabwe's Ivory Medical gets green light to grow cannabis

Zimbabwe's Ivory Medical gets green light to grow cannabis

Zimbabwe could earn $19 million from taxes on cannabis, which the country has just started to venture into after legalising the growing of medicinal marijuana.
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Zimbabwe senior doctors stop work as public hospital strike spreads

Zimbabwe senior doctors stop work as public hospital strike spreads

Senior doctors at Zimbabwe's public hospitals went on strike to protest against the dismissal of junior colleagues who have boycotted work over pay for nearly three months.
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Cape Town is the number 1 city in the world

Cape Town is the number 1 city in the world

The votes are in, and according to almost 40 000 Telegraph readers, Cape Town is the best city in the world.
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Scores die of Cholera and visceral leishmaniasis diseases in Kenya

Scores die of Cholera and visceral leishmaniasis diseases in Kenya

Cholera and visceral leishmaniasis diseases have been exerting huge pressure on Kenya's public health budget since the beginning of this year.
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Sudan peace talks postponed to December

Sudan peace talks postponed to December

The Sudanese government has agreed to postpone the latest round of peace talks, which were meant to be held with major rebel groups, to December 10.
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Liquid Telecom opens digital skills centres in Eastern Cape

Liquid Telecom opens digital skills centres in Eastern Cape

Liquid Telecom in partnership with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government will be opening Innovation and Digital Skills Centres in #EastLondon and #Mthatha in the first quarter of 2020.
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Over a million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda

Over a million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda

Over a million faulty condoms which contained holes have been recalled from being distributed in Uganda.
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Nigerian fraudster steals R15m from maximum security prison cell

Nigerian fraudster steals R15m from maximum security prison cell

Nigeria's EFCC is trying to work out how convicted internet fraudster managed to scam at least R15 million from Kirikiri maximum security prison.
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Justice Needed for Protester Killings

Justice Needed for Protester Killings

Human Rights Watch is calling on Sudan's Transitional government should pursue justice for the brutal attacks on protesters killed in back in June.
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SA banks clear Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe of bankrolling Botswana regime change

SA banks clear Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe of bankrolling Botswana regime change

Businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe was not a signatory on bank accounts set up for illicit money flows to effect regime change in Botswana.
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Three life sentences for Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer

Three life sentences for Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer

The family of Uyinene Mrwetyana, 19, were in the court when Luyanda Botha was handed three life sentences for her rape and murder.
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SA hoofed animals banned from entering Mozambique

SA hoofed animals banned from entering Mozambique

Hoofed animals from SA are now banned from entering Mozambique after an outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease in the animals in Limpopo.
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How "Aunty" Judy climbed Kilimanjaro in a sari

How "Aunty" Judy climbed Kilimanjaro in a sari

Judy Umraw, of Raisethorpe in Pietermaritzburg, completed her trek over eight days to the Uhuru Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro using a sari, with her team the Mzanzi Warriors. Video by: Jehran Naidoo #Inspire #Inform #Empower #Kilimanjaro
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Durban's new beach promenade takes shape

Durban's new beach promenade takes shape

The multi-million upgrade to Durban's beachfront promenade is expected to be opened to the public in the second week of November.
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Nigeria reintroduces death penalty bill for hate speech causing death

Nigeria reintroduces death penalty bill for hate speech causing death

The Nigerian Senate reportedly reintroducing a law to impose the death penalty on anybody found guilty of hate speech that incites the death of another person.
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Happy Diwali from the Sapa+ team

Happy Diwali from the Sapa+ team

This weekend, people in South Africa will celebrate the festival of Diwali, more popularly known as the festival of lights. Members of the Hindu community often celebrate this day by visiting family and presenting them with boxes of sweetmeats.
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Rwanda, Uganda ban Kenyan peanut butter

Rwanda, Uganda ban Kenyan peanut butter

Seven brands of Kenyan peanut butter have been banned in Rwanda, and suspended in Uganda, after the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) suspended the brands last week .
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Protest breaks out in Chatsworth over poor housing

Protest breaks out in Chatsworth over poor housing

A protest took place in Bayview, Chatsworth on Friday. The group of people who took part in the protest were from the informal settlement known as "Cocoba".
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How 14-year-old Andrea overcame cancer

How 14-year-old Andrea overcame cancer

Fourteen year old Andrea Padayachee lost her eyesight after being diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma - an aggressive and highly malignant form of cancer. Watch how she overcame this mountain of an obstacle. Video by: Jehran Naidoo
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Zimbabweans finally get their new banknotes

Zimbabweans finally get their new banknotes

Zimbabwe's much-anticipated new banknotes eventually reached banks after a delay that saw many waiting in long queues for cash.
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South African state airline says could cut more than 900 jobs

South African state airline says could cut more than 900 jobs

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's struggling state-owned airline South African Airways (SAA) could cut more than 900 jobs as it restructures to stem severe financial losses, the airline said in a statement.
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Nigeria's mental health system routinely chains patients up

Nigeria's mental health system routinely chains patients up

Nigeria's mental health system routinely chains patients up, says Human Rights Watch.
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Black Coffee, from South Africa to the world

Black Coffee, from South Africa to the world

Prolific South African musician, Black Coffee, has really made his name in the international music scene, from winning awards all over the world to playing on the main stage at Tomorrowland. #Inform
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Kenya hosts global sexual health summit amid protests from Catholics

Kenya hosts global sexual health summit amid protests from Catholics

The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups.
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How Mxolisi George overcame unemployment

How Mxolisi George overcame unemployment

Mxolisi George decided not to be another statistic in the high unemployment rate in South Africa, and decided to start up a takkie wash business. Video by: Vusi Adonis
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Sunny Pillay dies at 87

Sunny Pillay dies at 87

South African jazz musician, Sunny Pillay has passed away from a suspected heart attack yesterday. Pillay sang and performed alongside the likes of the late Hugh Masekela and American Richard Pryor. Video by: Viasen Soobramoney
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Entrepreneur turns down a life of gangsterism to making gourmet ice cream

Entrepreneur turns down a life of gangsterism to making gourmet ice cream

Founder of Ice Cream 'Vanni Plain', Iegshaan Small from Mitchells Plain, looked down a gun barrel and told gangsters in his neighborhood that he will not join them, instead he studied to become a chef
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What's your favorite Cape Town slang phrase?

What's your favorite Cape Town slang phrase?

If you huddled around a braai yesterday on Heritage Day, you would have likely heard one of these words or phrases. In keeping with Heritage Month, we asked Capetonians to share their favorite slang words and phrases. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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Heritage Day: How Bo-kaap shaped rugby legend Fagmie Solomons

Heritage Day: How Bo-kaap shaped rugby legend Fagmie Solomons

Bo-Kaap is rich in history and rugby legend Fagmie Solomons takes us on a journey back to when he captained the Saru team against Namibia in Windhoek in 1987. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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How Michael uses pallet wood to create street art

How Michael uses pallet wood to create street art

The streets of Gardens in Cape Town is Michael Yettsin's office, he makes a living by carving out animals from pallet wood. Video by: Shifaan Ryklief
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