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SA’s institutions rot in post-apartheid world

SA’s institutions rot in post-apartheid world

Twenty years after South Africans jubilantly swept apartheid aside, Johannesburg’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, like many of the country’s post-apartheid institutions, has failed to live up to the dream.

Away from the country’s high-profile political scandals, a more pernicious institutional crisis is ravaging the “Rainbow Nation”.

Small municipalities and large ministries are being eaten…

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MH370: Beach debris assessed

MH370: Beach debris assessed

henriMelbourne – Debris picked up on a beach in Western Australia this week is unlikely to have come from the Malaysian Airlines jet that vanished nearly seven weeks ago, Australia’s transport bureau said on Thursday.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has assessed the material that washed up on the coast 10km east of the town of Augusta, near the south-western tip of Australia, the…

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Beating of white driver by angry mob after he accidentally ran over young boy ruled NOT a hate crime by Detroit police

Beating of white driver by angry mob after he accidentally ran over young boy ruled NOT a hate crime by Detroit police

By Ryan Gorman

  • Steve Utash, 54, accidentally hit David Harris, a 10-year-old black boy, with his truck when he darted out into the busy street, surveillance footage showed
  • Utash stopped to make sure the boy was okay and was instead savagely beaten by as many as 12 people, said police
  • Police have ruled out the beating being a hate crime, but are still searching for the attackers, who also stole…

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By Daily Mail Reporter Smoking cannabis can trigger heart attacks in the young and middle-aged…

By Daily Mail Reporter

  • Smoking cannabis can trigger heart attacks in the young and middle-aged
  • Marijuana can also cause problems with the arteries in their brains
  • People with pre-existing heart weaknesses are at greatest risk

Smoking cannabis can cause potentially lethal damage to the hearts and arteries of young and middle-aged adults, a study has found.

Researchers in France who looked at…

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Inside Victoria Beckham’s visit to Africa to meet children with HIV as she lends support to Born Free Foundation

Inside Victoria Beckham’s visit to Africa to meet children with HIV as she lends support to Born Free Foundation

By Annabel Fenwick Elliott

  • Vogue was on hand to capture her ‘life-changing’ experience
  • The star also partnered with Born Free to design a matching mother-and-daughter set of dresses for Shopbop, on sale today

A new video offers a glimpse into Victoria Beckham’s recent trip to South Africa, in support of the Born Free foundation – a charity aiming to eradicate the transmission of HIV from mother…

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Largest land claim in South African history

Largest land claim in South African history

The political party Front National is lodging the single largest land claim in South African history to the Land Commissioner in Pretoria on Thursday, April 24. The claim will test the legitimacy, honesty and objectivity of the ANC-government regarding land claims.
The claim for the land, stretching from Ohrigstad eastwards to include the Kruger National Park, is the first of several claims being…

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Scientists design simulator that predicts the fate of all life on Earth

Scientists design simulator that predicts the fate of all life on Earth

Climate science has been transformed by huge computer simulations that can predict changes in lands, oceans and atmospheres.

Now researchers are hoping they can do the same for ecology by creating an ambitious model that simulates entire ecosystems, anywhere in the world.

Researchers at Microsoft and the UN are hoping the model could provide a better understanding of how the planet’s fragile…

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The “urban crime legend” which is fact, yet stranger than fiction for the naive….

The “urban crime legend” which is fact, yet stranger than fiction for the naive….

In South Africa where the crime rate is very high you would be naive to believe criminals are not creative when it comes to be good at their ‘trade”. Crime usually gets out of hand because people fail, either because of ignorance, or being deliberate, to understand where a criminal is coming from. A criminal will use tactics to get the most out of it’s goal without being detected, because the…

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Plastic surgery in South Korea is now so good that people travelling home afterwards need CERTIFICATES to prove who they are

Plastic surgery in South Korea is now so good that people travelling home afterwards need CERTIFICATES to prove who they are

By Emma Innes

  • Some hospitals in South Korea are offering ‘plastic surgery certificates’ to help overseas patients through passport control on their way home
  • These patients are often seen to have bigger eyes and higher noses
  • They often also have slimmer chins than on their passport photos
  • South Korea is now the plastic surgery capital of the world, figures show

When people go under the knife for…

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Incredible images reveal the dazzling colours created by algae in an abandoned mine by the ‘Rotten Sea’

Incredible images reveal the dazzling colours created by algae in an abandoned mine by the ‘Rotten Sea’

By Jonathan O’Callaghan

  • Crimean photographer Sergey Anashkevych has captured some amazing images of salt flats in Crimea
  • The lake of Sivash, also known as the Rotten Sea, was once host to a Soviet Union salt mine
  • But when the mine was abandoned the shallow water and wooden structures remained behind
  • Today continued evaporation of the area produces stunning views as the water leaves behind tons…

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