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MORE THAN 100 MORTUARY FRIDGES NOT WORKING – LIMPOPO, GAUTENG WORST

As many as 143 mortuary fridges in about 80 districts throughout South Africa are not operating properly, the health ministry has revealed. In a reply to a question posed by

HEALTH MINISTER AARON MOTSOALEDI: FOREIGN NATIONALS ARE BURDENING SA HEALTH SYSTEM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says more hospitals and clinics are needed to accommodate all patients. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says foreign nationals are burdening the South African health system. He

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AN UNDOCUMENTED MAN ARRESTED IN JOBURG CBD FOR POSSESSION OF 20 COW HEADS

JOHANNESBURG – A man has been arrested in possession of over 20 cow heads in the Johannesburg CBD. Mayor Herman Mashaba tweeted a picture of the man, who can be

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HAND DRYERS SUCK IN FECAL BACTERIA AND BLOW IT ALL OVER YOUR HANDS, STUDY FINDS

We know fecal bacteria shoots into the air when a lidless toilet flushes — a phenomenon known, grossly, as a “toilet plume.” But in bathrooms where such plumes gush regularly,

DO A THIRD OF ADULTS IN NIGERIA SUFFER FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?

Claim: One out of every three adults in Nigeria has high blood pressure. Source: Dr. Okechukwu Ogah, president of the Nigerian Cardiac Society (October 2018) Verdict: Mostly correct Explainer: 28.9%

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DOES 1 IN 10 CHILDREN IN NIGERIA DIE BEFORE THEIR 5TH BIRTHDAY?

Claim: One in 10 children in Nigeria does not reach their fifth birthday. Source: Oxfam International (October 2018) Verdict: Correct Explainer: UN and Nigerian data supports the claim A report

SOUTH AFRICA LEGALIZING POT AT HOME IS GREAT NEWS FOR ITS NEIGHBORS

With puffs of smoke, South Africans are celebrating the decriminalization of smoking weed at home. The country’s neighbors could see this as a signal to capitalize on a growing cannabis

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SOUTH AFRICA’S CONSTITUTIONAL COURT UPHOLDS RULING THAT PRIVATE USE OF DAGGA IS LEGAL

JOHANNESBURG – The Constitutional Court has ruled that it is legal to cultivate and consume dagga for personal use. In a unanimous judgment, the highest court in the land has

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UNLOCKING AFRICA’S INDUSTRIAL CORRIDORS AND THE ROLE OF STATE OWNED COMPANIES / ENTERPRISES

ABOUT THIS PANEL DISCUSSION: The economic development challenges facing Africa include the highest population growth globally, low growth in infrastructure stock, low levels of intra-regional economic exchange, and remains the

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OLUSEGUN OBASANJO URGES WEST AFRICAN GOVTS TO DECRIMINALISE DRUGS

In an interview before he was due to present a model drug law to regional officials in Senegal, Obasanjo urged authorities to channel resources into fighting large-scale trafficking, which he