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Special features for South Africa’s new trains

Special features for South Africa’s new trains

South African new trains, to be used from 2015 onwards, will have Wi-fi, air conditioning, CCTV, route map, advertisement screens and facilities of access for people with disabilities, among others, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) revealed recently, announcing that the new trains will be manufactured by Gibela Rail Transportation. Gibela Rail Transportation, […]

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Richissime Cyril Ramaphosa set to succeed ‘weak’ Jacob Zuma in 2019

Richissime Cyril Ramaphosa set to succeed ‘weak’ Jacob Zuma in 2019

ANALYSIS: South Africans and non-South Africans who are tired of President Jacob Zuma’s alleged ‘weak’ leadership are relieved that not another Zuma-like leader will take over after the polygamist president is gone. This, after one of the country’s richest men, Cyril Ramaphosa, was elected deputy-president of the divided African National Congress (ANC) at a tension-filled […]

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AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma crowned Renaissance Woman of the Year

AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma crowned Renaissance Woman of the Year

African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has been awarded the 2012 International Renaissance Woman of the Year Award by the Italy-based Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the African Union said this week in a statement. The annual celebratory event took place this week in Florence, Italy, the Addis-Ababa-based organisation said. Dlamini-Zuma was chosen because of […]

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Hope for Senegal ‘circumcised’ women

Hope for Senegal ‘circumcised’ women

There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for Senegalese women who have been ‘circumcised’ or rather excised – meaning whose clitoris have been cut or mutilated. A medical technology, invented and developed by French doctor Pierre Foldes (61) in collaboration with  his colleague and counterpart, urologist Jean-Antoine Robein, has begun repairing […]

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