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Western Cape to get R5bn mining boost

2014-02-06 12:28

Australian-based Mineral Commodities Ltd says its Tormin mineral sands mine project will inject over R1bn a year into the provincial economy over five years.

Kenya group deny blame for resort attack

2013-03-29 16:39

A Kenyan separatist movement has denied accusations by the authorities that it was behind a raid in a coastal resort that killed eight people, although it said former members may have been involved.

Rape not treated seriously - minister

2013-02-21 15:49

Police officers and social workers should treat abuse and rape cases with more seriousness, a ministerial committee says.

SA 'a leader' in violence against women

2013-02-18 08:52

Female homicides in South Africa are five times higher than the global rate, and SA is certain to be "one of the leaders" in a new study on violence between intimate partners, a researcher says.

Child murder cases neglected - MRC

2012-11-07 22:10

Too many child murder cases are not identified or investigated by the police, MPs have heard.

SA death rate dropping

2012-10-18 13:11

A new report shows a drop in the rate at which people have been dying in South Africa, the Medical Research Council says.

Gang rape accused are 'good boys'

2012-04-20 14:23
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Friends and relatives of seven young men accused of gang raping a teenage girl cannot believe that their "kind-hearted" boys have been accused of the horrendous crime.

SA tests Aids vaccine

2009-07-20 07:12

South Africa is launching clinical trials of two Aids vaccines that local researchers have developed in collaboration with US experts.

 

Alcohol a major cause of road deaths

2014-01-05 10:46

A Medical Research Council survey has found that alcohol remains a leading cause of death on South African roads, according to a report.

3 SA women killed by partner each day

2013-03-08 14:15

As the world marks International Women's Day, a report which found that a woman is killed by an intimate partner every eight hours in South Africa highlights the high levels of violence against women.

Case builds for dagga decriminalisation

2013-02-18 13:00

The case for the decriminalisation of dagga is building as an expert rejects the assumption that consumption of the drug is causally tied to psychosis.

Dagga has real medical benefits - expert

2013-01-14 11:21

Dagga has a real medical benefit and several organisations have indicated their support for research into the treatment applications for the drug.

MRC says 3 women a day killed in SA

2012-11-07 20:19

The Medical Research Council has told Members of Parliament that a woman is killed every eight hours in South Africa.

Most murdered women 'killed by partners'

2012-08-21 22:18

Most murdered South African women are killed by their husbands, boyfriends or same sex partners, a study has found.

SA nearly wipes out infant transmission

2011-06-09 14:51

SA's programme to prevent HIV in babies has achieved a 96.5% success rate in wiping out transmission from infected mothers, the MRC says.

Child, teen HIV down - study

2009-06-09 12:27

The prevalence of HIV in children and teenagers has dropped, while condom usage has increased, a national survey has found.

 
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