Henri Le Riche
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WW2 black Soldiers of Jan Smuts: True Freedom fighters of South Africa

WW2 black Soldiers of Jan Smuts: True Freedom fighters of South Africa

Job Maseko

Job Maseko

Job Maseko, A very notable South African hero. The highest award gained by an African soldier in the Second World War was the DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal) awarded to a stretcher-bearer, Lucas Majozi (1916-1969).

The DCM was the second highest British award for gallantry after the Victoria Cross. It was awarded to Lucas Majozi for the great bravery that he displayed during the epic…

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Recovering Maxoholic? Join Maxoholic Anonymous

Recovering Maxoholic? Join Maxoholic Anonymous

“My name is Henri and I am a member of Maxoholics Anonymous. I was once, like many who are still today, a follower of the House of Max. Believing, naively in a utopia where we will all just get along…

I say I am a member of Maxoholics Anonymous because I believe there is an important difference between being a Maxoholic and being a member of Maxoholics Anonymous.

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How going green cuts electricity costs

How going green cuts electricity costs

By Carlo Petersen

henriCape Town – A Pinelands, Cape Town, family who accepted a challenge to make their home green has cut their electricity costs by more than half.

Six months ago, the Ngewana family set some ambitious goals for themselves after agreeing to take part in the My Green Home challenge initiative.

The project is led by the Green Building Council South Africa, with main co-funding from…

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Ebola becoming a human rights issue

Ebola becoming a human rights issue

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA

henriJohannesburg – Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. Governments face calls from frightened citizens to bar travel to and from afflicted nations. Meanwhile, the stakes get higher as more people get sick, highlighting a tricky balance between protecting people and preserving…

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Ebola deaths near 4 500 - WHO

Ebola deaths near 4 500 – WHO

Monrovia – A total of 4 493 people have died from the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.

henri WHO said a total of 8 997 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola had been  reported in seven countries as of October 12, with the vast majority of these in the three  West…

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Woman in hazmat suit waits for plane at Washington Dulles airport two days after second nurse to test positive for Ebola boarded flight with a fever

Woman in hazmat suit waits for plane at Washington Dulles airport two days after second nurse to test positive for Ebola boarded flight with a fever

By ASHLEY COLLMAN

Ebola fears in America reached a whole new level on Wednesday, when a passenger at Washington, DC’s Dulles Airport was seen wearing a partial-Hazmat suit while waiting for a flight. 

The unidentified woman was seen sitting in an airport lounge, wearing a transparent blue plastic suit, on the same say a second nurse was diagnosed with the deadly disease in Dallas, Texas. The suit…

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Sergeant found wearing dead victim’s watch several months after he presided over man’s murder investigation

Sergeant found wearing dead victim’s watch several months after he presided over man’s murder investigation

By Lydia Warren

A sergeant with the Detroit Police Department has been found wearing a dead victim’s expensive watch several months after he was in charge of the man’s murder investigation.

Homicide sergeant Alex Vinson has been suspended from his position and his department is now asking prosecutors to review the case to bring any potential charges.

Vinson was in charge of a case several months…

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Furious protesters torch and hang the US flag upside down in second night of St Louis protests over cop killing of black teen

Furious protesters torch and hang the US flag upside down in second night of St Louis protests over cop killing of black teen

By Lydia Warren

Protesters have clashed with cops for a second night in St Louis, Missouri following the fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr., who was gunned down by an off-duty police officer on Wednesday.

Demonstrators burned American flags, blacked intersections, banged drums and taunted police as they gathered in Shaw to protest the teenager’s death at the hands of the…

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The world’s deadliest outbreaks: Interactive map shows the human cost of flu, bubonic plague and Ebola globally since 541

The world’s deadliest outbreaks: Interactive map shows the human cost of flu, bubonic plague and Ebola globally since 541

By Sarah Griffiths

With Africa gripped by the Ebola outbreak, experts are working around the clock to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

From the building of medical centres and tests at airports, to scientists working on diagnostic tests and a vaccine, the fight is underway to contain and treat the disease, which has killed more than 3,800 people so far.

And now, the outbreak has been…

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