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General Motors  assembly plant in Port Elizabeth .
 Picture: Michael Pinyana

Take a lesson from Oz motor industry oblivion

SOUTH Africa’s motor industry must avoid following its Australian counterpart into oblivion, or risk losing not only tens of thousands of jobs but also scarce manufacturing skills.

Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi

SA prepared for Ebola

South Africa is prepared for a potential case of Ebola, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection. Picture:  AFP

Global march to save rhinos and elephants

THOUSANDS marched in Africa and around the world on Saturday world Saturday to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is driving rhinos and elephants to the brink of extinction.  

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Dalai Lama accuses SA of ‘bullying’

The Dalai Lama on Thursday accused South Africa of “bullying a simple person” after authorities failed to give him a visa to attend a summit of Nobel peace laureates.

Anele Nkoyi

SA must unshackle chains that prevent free education

SINCE my arrival at an institution of higher learning in 2008 until my departure in last year, and even today,

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China praises SA over Dalai Lama visa row

CHINA today thanked South Africa and praised its “correct position” for apparently denying a visa to Nobel Peace Prize winner and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

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Colours of SA’s rainbow still not mixing together

LISTEN carefully to the South African conversation this week and you will realise that we are not this beautiful rainbow people that the lovely little archbishop would like us to believe we are. We are united in many ways. We carry a similar colour IDs, the same passports, love our meat and pap and generally like to donner each other when we have had one drink too many.

GOING GLOBAL: A group of young South Africans visited Brazil for World Youth Day, including several from East London

EL group joins youth pilgrimage to Brazil

THIRTEEN young men and women from East London joined three million Catholics at a World Youth Day pilgrimage in Brazil last month.

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