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Guinness World Record set as South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

  Birth of 10 twins sets world record.  A South African woman has just given birth to 10 babies breaking a World Record previously held by Halima Cisse, a Malian woman giving birth to nine childre...
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Deadly fungi found in Cape Town

Potentially deadly fungi thriving in central Cape Town.A potentially lethal fungus for people with HIV/AIDS is growing in large quantities in a public park in the centre of Cape Town, according to mic...
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Cape Town opens clinic for prostitutes

Clinic to provide health care exclusively for Cape Town sex workers. Cape Town has opened a clinic offering healthcare‚ counselling and legal services exclusively for the city's sex workers. Cym...
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Cape Town gets tough on beach booze

Alcohol clampdown on Cape Town beaches. Cape Town has begun its annual crackdown to curb drinking on the city's beaches, with police seizing almost 2,500 bottles of alcohol over a nine-day period i...
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Cape Town tackles rats

Major rat problem in Khayelitsha Cape Town is employing a new intensive strategy to eliminate rats in Khayelitsha, one of South Africa's poorest and most marginalised townships, where the rodent po...
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Illegal rubbish dumps in Cape Town

There are 985 illegal dumping grounds in the Cape Town area according to the city's administration which has promised to increase its powers to combat the crime. Cape Town is introducing higher fin...
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Diarrhoea outbreak in Cape Town

A diarrhoea outbreak in Cape Town has resulted in the deaths of at least two children and the treatment of more than 2,800 others at the city's hospitals and clinics. Almost 300 children were admit...
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Cape Town scientists make malaria breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Cape (UCT) have made a major breakthrough in the battle against malaria, after discovering a compound with the potential to cure the disease in a single dose. Scien...
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New drinking laws for Cape Town

A new by-law which comes into effect in January 2011 will see new drinking hours introduced for Cape Town's bars, clubs, hotels and restaurants, which will open at 11.00 instead of 10.00, and close at...
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Condoms for the World Cup

The British government has given South Africa
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Counselling for drug addicts by SMS

A team from the free software innovation unit at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has developed an application allowing drug addicts, HIV/AIDS sufferers and other at-risk groups to seek and receive c...
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Zimbabwe border area declared cholera disaster area.

Officials of the Limpopo provincial government have declared the Vhembe district along the border with Zimbabwe a disaster area in light of the cholera epidemic in the northern neighbour, which risks...
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Heart of Cape Town museum opens.

Residents and visitors to Cape Town can now trace the history of the world
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New anti-AIDS strategy for South Africa.

The South African government has unveiled new plans to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, where 5.5 million people out of a total population of 47 million are living with the deadly virus....
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Comic book on HIV/AIDS for deaf people.

Deaf South Africans can now learn about HIV and AIDS, sexual abuse and sexual rights in a specially designed comic book called Are your rights respected? The 16-page manual follows a group of students...


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