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South African Child ‘Virtually Cured’ of HIV After 1 Year of Treatment

An astonishing new breakthrough in curing HIV may have just surfaced in the form of a 9-year-old South African child. Currently, the only methods with...

More Teens Taking Gap Year For ‘Voluntourism’ in South Africa–Here’s How

‘Voluntourism’ is a becoming a more common practice among college and high school students, as well as backpackers, looking for a more local travel...

300 South African Firefighters Arrive in Canada Singing, Before Joining Wildfire Teams (WATCH)

Nearly 300 South African firefighters landed at the airport in Canada to inspire hope for a nation fighting against a massive wildfire, not only...

Ordinary People in Convoy of Trucks Quench Thirst in South African Drought

Ordinary people have responded in an extraordinary way to the worst drought in decades ravaging much of South Africa. Since launching Operation Hydrate in January,...

Our Inspiring Story of Hope Amidst an Orphan Crisis in South Africa

I would really love to share our good news story with you. We are a large family living in Cape Town, South Africa. My husband...

Imagine Scholar Cultivates Youth Leaders in South Africa

In Nkomazi South Africa, Imagine Scholar is changing a community, one student at a time. The after school program pushes students to reach their potential,...
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Charlize Theron Crusades Against AIDS in South African Homeland

Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron has a starring role in her homeland of South Africa -- helping prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. Despite...
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“The Up” Cheers Patients in South Africa

They say that laughter is the best medicine. The Up, an organization that brings joy to humanity is proving this to be true. Nikki...
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First Black South African Billionaire Donates Fortune to Poor

South Africa's first black billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, on Wednesday said he has signed up for the Giving Pledge, becoming the first African to join...
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Rare South African Snowfall Fulfils Couple’s White Wedding Dream

A South African couple married this week after a bout of unusually cold weather allowed them to fulfill a light-hearted promise to tie the...
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Oprah Celebrates First Graduating Class of South African Girls Academy

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, which opened in January 2007 in South Africa to provide educational and leadership opportunities for gifted girls...
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35 International Chefs Jet to South Africa for Food Tour to Support Needy Children

Pans sizzling, steam rising and the tantalizing smells of foreign delicacies will delight the public during food demonstrations and gala dinners provided by 250...
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From South Africa to Canada’s National Ballet School: A young boy’s great big leap

A year ago, he was living in an impoverished township in rural South Africa. Now, the 12-year-old is living his dream with Canada’s National...
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South Africa, 2010 – The Year it Became Fashionable to Do Good

It wasn't only government who made the South African World Cup a success. It was the 15,000 citizens who volunteered -- South Africans who...
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South Africa Murder Rate Shows Sharp Fall

The murder rate has fallen by 8.6% over the past year in South Africa, latest statistics show. The total number of murders was now...

South Africa Lifts GDP With World Cup Investments

South Africa's economy is one percent higher than it would have been without the spending and infrastructure development that went into hosting the soccer...
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Humble South African Golfer Comes Out of Nowhere to Win British Open on Mandela’s Bday

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, who had missed the cut in all his three previous Opens and was a 250-1 outsider before the tournament started,...
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Solar Powered Traffic Lights Move Cars in South Africa

Solar powered traffic lights are set to become an increasingly common phenomenon in South Africa as the National Energy Efficiency Agency (NEEA)...
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South African Prisoners Embrace Yoga

A new program of yoga lessons is helping prisoners at Gruoenpunt Maximum Security prison in South Africa to discover ways to stay calm...
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South Africans Unite for Immigrants Suffering Violence

Waves of xenophobic violence against immigrants this week has led to an overwhelming positive response by the South African public, through an outpouring of...