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    World Aids Day: five things you need to know

    Today is World Aids Day, the day on which the world commemorates the global effects of the HIV/Aids pandemic. It is also a day to mark the continuation of the fight against the stigma that surrounds the disease, as well as to educate people about prevention and treatment programmes.

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    South Africa marks World Aids Day

    Today is World Aids Day. South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa marked the day by acknowledging the strides the country had made in its successful treatment programme, while calling for more action. The country's theme is "Towards an HIV-Free Generation: Rise. Act. Protect. Zero".

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    African city leaders gather in Joburg

    Africities 7 Summit takes place in Johannesburg this week. More than 5000 local government authorities are exploring options for the future of cities on the continent, which has an expanding urban population. It is in line with the National Development Plan and the AU's Agenda 2063.

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    South Africa attends CoP21 in Paris

    The 21st Conference of the Parties (CoP 21) of the United Nations Framework for Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) starts today. President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa are attending, in a bid to secure the country's environmental interests globally.

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    South African men show their support for Movember

    Many South African men joined the international campaign Movember to become walking and talking billboards for men's health issues. The annual campaign encourages men to ditch the razor and grow their facial hair as a fundraising initiative and to promote public conversation.

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    Rethinking South Africa's urban dynamics

    Gauteng must diversify its economy to alleviate the after-effects of deindustrialisation in the mining and steel sectors, it was agreed at the Gauteng City Region Spatial Planning Summit. Discussions also examined the current special form of the province, and how to stop urban sprawl.

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refilwe thumbEvery Saturday, children from the townships around Lanseria, in Gauteng, can spend the day at the Refilwe Community Project, learning and having fun. Through Play Your Part partner GEM, a group of volunteers helped to make and serve the food, and with the workshops and play time.

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