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    SAA will no longer transport hunting trophies

    South African Airways Cargo will no longer transport hunting trophies of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger around the world. The SAA freight division put the embargo in place after cargo it was transporting was misdeclared. The ban is "to curb the problem of illegal transportation of animals".

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    Media freedom is key to global sustainability

    Quality journalism enables citizens to make informed decisions about their society's development, exposing injustice, corruption, and the abuse of power, UN bosses said in a joint statement issued to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.

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    Premier Business Awards showcase South Africa's competitiveness

    The South African Premier Business Awards aim to recognise business excellence. And this year's winners once again underscore the country's reliability and attractiveness as a destination for inward investment, writes Brand South Africa chair Chichi Maponya.

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    Peace and calm returns to South Africa

    The violence against foreigners that flared earlier this month had abated, said Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. South Africa was helping to repatriate foreign nationals who wanted to return home, and was offering services to those who chose to stay.

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    South Africa comes of age on Freedom Day

    South Africa marked its 21st year of democracy on Freedom Day, with a call for radical action to transform and tackle poverty, unemployment and inequality. The consensus was that the country was in a far better position than it was during apartheid, but there was some way to still go.

  • All South Africans in Nepal safe after quake

    President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to Nepal after Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake left an estimated 5 000 dead. The Department of International Relations and Co- operation has meanwhile confirmed that all the South Africans in the region have been accounted for.

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Graduates reveal education's power to change the world

adult education 572269 640 Four recent graduates from Monash South Africa - Kegaugetswe Pinky Motsomi, Mongezi Godfrey Lomo, Foundation Umaa Kundiona and Karishma Maharaj - will be using their skills, experience and qualifications to play their part and help make South Africa a better place to live, for all.

Heal the Hood turns to music to bring change

chiladiddo---thumbUsing the trappings of hip-hop ¿ music, dance, poetry, graffiti ¿ Heal the Hood encourages young South Africans to find a life outside the drugs, crime and gangs that stalk the streets of their cities and suburbs. And its longevity is testament to its success.

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