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September 26, 2019

Archie makes his debut on Meghan and Harry’s South Africa tour

Cape Town, South Africa (CNN)Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex brought their son Archie to his first official engagement Wednesday — a meeting with Nobel laureate and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Marking his South African debut, four-month-old Archie met the beloved 87-year-old statesman when the family visited his legacy foundation in Cape Town.

The Sussexes are midway through a 10-day trip to southern Africa on behalf of the UK government.

Footage posted to the official Sussex Royal Instagram account revealed the much-anticipated moment — to the delight of royal fans around the world.

Baby Archie could be seen being cradled by [...]

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September 25, 2019

R3bn Sandton skyscraper is the tallest building in Africa

DURBAN – The Sandton skyline-defining skyscraper, the Leonardo, is the tallest building in Africa.

The R3-billion project, developed by 75 on Maude, a Legacy Group and Nedbank partnership, has already surpassed the former stand-out in Sandton, The Michelangelo. At 233m with 55 floors, it also beats the 201m architectural height of the Carlton’s Centre, previously the tallest building in South Africa.

Coined as the pinnacle of luxury living in Africa’s richest square mile the Leonardo is intended to symbolise a beacon of hope in a trying economic climate in South Africa. Only local contractors and labour were employed on the project with each individual leaving [...]

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September 19, 2019

Blood bank a boost for Khayelitsha hospital

Cape Town – The Khayelitsha District Hospital (KDH) has become the fifth hospital to receive a blood bank through a partnership between the Western Cape government and the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS).

The blood bank will operate for 24 hours and will result in rapid availability of cross-matched blood to the hospital and other surrounding hospitals, where the demand is always high, particularly in trauma wards.

Gregory Bellairs, chief executive of Western Cape Blood Service, said this was the first blood bank they had opened in more than 20 years.

“This has enabled us to bring the blood supply closer to the patients of this and surrounding hospitals, [...]

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September 11, 2019

So much more to Victoria Falls than the actual falls

In Victoria Falls elephants walk the streets of the town at night and warthogs and monkeys moonlight as car guards.

From the moment you set foot in this amazing place you are constantly torn between taking in the natural beauty of the scenery and experiencing the huge amount of activities on offer. From cruising on the Zambezi, to watching lions feast on their dinner at close quarters, to gliding 300 meters across the Batoka Gorge on a zipline, there’s something for every visitor.

When our guide told us that the Elephant’s Walk artist village would be our first stop in Victoria Falls I was a little sceptical. After all, we were there to see one of the seven [...]

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