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South Africa grieves as Nelson Mandela passes away

Nelson Mandela, the founding president of democratic South Africa, has died aged 95. Surrounded by his family in Johannesburg, ‘Madiba passed away after several years of deteriorating health. He had been receiving medical care at home for a lung infection.

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Lessons Africa must learn from the World Cup

Beyond the tentacles of Paul the octopus who raised enthusiastic hopes with his preternatural accurate match predictions, the vuvuzela, and the razzle-dazzle in the land of the legendary Madiba, the recently concluded 2010 FIFA World Cup provides vital lessons for the continent. Pelé’s notable prediction that an African team would lift the World Cup trophy by the end of the last century did not come to pass.

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South Africa: Zimbabweans take xenophobic threats seriously

For Charles Moyo there is a sense for déjà vu in the threats of xenophobic violence in South Africa come the end of the soccer World Cup. Moyo, who has been resident in South Africa for the past five years, says he witnessed the May 2008 violence. Although he was not affected he felt this time the threats were real and was scared for his life.

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Community fears World Cup will cause homelessness

While South African parliamentarians attended a swanky pre-International Women’s Day celebration at Cape Town’s International Convention Centre, a group of destitute women in decaying Kewtown, just seven miles away, worried about looming homelessness.

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World Cup: Joburg’s 100 day’s celebration Mzansi style

Johannesburg’s economic hub was drenched in the sound of vuvuzelas yesterday, as hundreds of the city’s residents took to the streets of Sandton to celebrate a 100 days until the kick off of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. Masses of people congregated in the heart of Maude street, opposite the Sandton Convention Centre, where a stage holding ethnic drummers and dancers drew the crowd to the party.

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SA: Police alert against sex trafficking

Mar2

As the 2010 World football cup kick off is left with only 100 days, South African Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has asked to all the people of the country to stay vigilant and to collaborate with police officers against  individuals trafficking girls for sex, mainly expected to cross the border of neighboring countries.

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