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July 20, 2017

Be radical like Mandela’s generation – Zuma’s message to youth

President Jacob Zuma has called on the youth to follow in the footsteps of former late president Nelson Mandela and his generation and achieve “radical economic transformation”.

Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo belonged to a special generation of young people who were radical, robust and daring, Zuma told members of the ANC Youth League in the party’s Cape Town region on Monday.

“They were not cowards. However, I must emphasise their radicalism was informed by conviction and not by convenience”. “They were radical truly because they believed in the moral and intellectual superiority of their ideas.” It was Mandela’s generation [...]

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July 20, 2017

Durban at the forefront of DNA research

Durban is leading the way in DNA research, having attracted some of the brightest minds in the science field, in a new state-of-the-art lab in the city.

With cutting-edge technology, such as the next generation DNA sequencing machines, the scientists at the centre, called the KZN Research and Innovation Sequencing Platform (KRISP), are forging ahead in DNA research, with the data collated eventually being able to influence government health policies.

Based at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, the centre will be officially launched later this year but scientists are already hard at work analysing data.

Professor Tulio de Oliveira, of KRISP, an HIV genetic [...]

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July 19, 2017

67 homes for 67 families on Nelson Mandela Day

Habitat for Humanity South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation will be hosting their Nelson Mandela International Build Week from 17 to 21 July in Orange Farm, Gauteng. The goal is to build 67 homes for 67 families in honour of the annual call for people to devote one minute of their time for every year of Mandela’s public service.

Habitat for Humanity South Africa is the local iteration of the US non-profit organisation founded by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live. This year marks their 21st year in South Africa and celebrations will be held in December. In 2013 the strategy of Habitat for Humanity South Africa shifted to building not [...]

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July 19, 2017

Mlenga wins at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017

Retshidisitswe Mlenga and Tshenolo Lemao traded places as they scooped another gold-silver sprint finish for South Africa at the world under-18 championships in Nairobi, this time in the boys’ 200m.

Mlenga picked up a third gong, a bronze, in the mixed 4x400m relay to ensure SA ended the age-group showpiece top of the medals table with five gold, three silver and three bronze.

China was second and Cuba third, both with five golds, but fewer silvers. SA’s big push had come on Saturday when Breyton Poole took high jump gold while Sokwakhana Zazini and Zeney van der Walt won the boys and girls 400m hurdles.

Zazini won by nearly three seconds over his [...]

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