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March 8, 2018

Listeria outbreak: SA neighbours ban meat exports

Four countries in southern Africa on Monday took steps against South African chilled meat imports made at a factory found to be the origin of the world’s worst-ever listeria outbreak.

Mozambique and Namibia announced they were immediately suspending imports of the products. Botswana said it was recalling the items “with immediate effect”, while Zambia called on South African retail chains in its country to pull the incriminated goods from local shelves.

Since January 2017, 948 people in South Africa have contracted listeriosis – a disease caused by bacteria from soil, water, vegetation and animal faeces which can contaminate fresh food, notably [...]

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September 20, 2017

Africa must unite to make Paris Agreement work

President Jacob Zuma has urged the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change to work closely together to make the Paris Agreement a success.

“Climate change is a global challenge that requires no one to be left behind. The whole world affirmed this in Paris and Marrakech when the Paris Agreement entered into force on the 4th November last year,” said President Zuma on Monday.

The President was speaking at the Meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.

The CAHOSCC meeting is hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC) on [...]

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August 3, 2017

UN visits KZN to strengthen electoral democracy in Africa

Delegates from 24 African countries, who are representatives of the United Nations’ electoral management body, have paid a visit to KwaZulu-Natal to strengthen electoral democracy in Africa.

The main purpose was to interact with members of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature which has had to deal with political tensions. KwaZulu-Natal has achieved political stability, despite many years of political strife, before the first democratic elections. Some legislature members were part of the peace efforts in those years.

Deputy Speaker Meshack Hadebe says: “We go and address communities to say we are behind the peace process where the national president of the IFP says [...]

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May 16, 2017

Happy Families Day!

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has wished all South African families a peaceful and joyous International Day of Families which is observed across the world today.

The United Nations declared 15 May as the International Day of Families, which is observed under the theme: “Families, education and well-being”.

This year’s day focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and the overall well-being of family members.

According to the Presidency, International Day of Families remains one of the most significant days declared by the United Nations to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge [...]

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