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From running a laboratory in Sierra Leone to diagnose suspected Ebola patients to
raising more than R50-million to help fight the outbreak in West Africa, South Africa is
playing its part in the international fight against the deadly viral disease.
The South African economy grew by 1.4% in the third quarter according to data
released on Tuesday by Statistics SA – and analysts say the recovery is expected to
gain moderate momentum in the final quarter of 2014.
Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism
campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and
children - and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.
Economic empowerment and independence are important pre-conditions to help end
gender-based violence, says NGO Gender Links, which will be showcasing the
achievements of more than 1 000 survivors during the 16 Days of Activism For No
Despite having one of the highest rates of road-related deaths in the world, South
African seatbelt laws have not covered children under the age of three. However, from
April next year, it will be illegal for children to sit in the front seat or not be
appropriately and safely restrained.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation is preparing for the first anniversary of Madiba's
passing in December with the launch of a new-look website and a special interactive
exhibition at the Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, where members of the public will
be able to pay tribute to their former leader.
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