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Siena Van Niekerk, now 75 years old, has lived in a house made up of asbestos ever since she moved to the area of Morningstar, Durbanvile, in the Western Cape, 48 years ago.

Cross-border crime can have a varying impact - not only does it threaten relations between countries but can also fuel tensions in communities. Like any crime, the victims of cross-border crime are communities, who are left to live in fear and uncertainty.

With only 13 years left for countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the race is on for leaders and members of the High Level Panel (HLPW) on Water, which is in support of the Agenda, in particular SDG6 on water, to take action and join forces in a bid to tackle the water crisis.

When a group of South African women waged a struggle in 1956 against the discriminatory pass laws, it was their brave efforts that helped further draw the attention of the world to the injustices that were taking place in South Africa.

Known as South Africa’s number one tourist destination, KwaZulu-Natal is no doubt one of the most beautiful provinces in South Africa and a key player in the country’s economy

Throughout the economic downturn, which began in 2008, the tourism industry has continued to be an economic driving force for South Africa. With all the challenges experienced in the mining and manufacturing sector in 2015 and 2016, tourism has been one industry that continued to prove its economic potential in a tough global environment.

Known as the platinum province due to its rich mineral wealth, the North West is no doubt the jewel of South Africa.

One of the key features of the 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA) has no doubt been the government’s intended stance to “radically” transform the economy and ensure equitable share of the country’s wealth.

The sight of young people spending the entire day sharing drugs in street corners, whilst others drink alcohol at nearby shebeens and taverns was greatly disturbing for Algino Nelson.

Land ownership. A thorny subject that still divides South Africa, more than 22 years after the 1994 democratic dispensation. While government’s land reform and redistribution programmes had yielded some successes since 1994, large tracts of land still remain in the hands of very few people.

When President Jacob Zuma stepped up to deliver the 2016 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 11 February last year, South Africa’s economy had been facing difficulties since the global financial crisis of 2008.

Lightbulbs have revolutionised the way the world addresses lighting needs - but few of us know how much damage irresponsible disposal of these lightbulbs causes to the environment.

Victims and survivors of gender-based violence have joined a national campaign in which they are encouraged to tell their own stories as part of government’s efforts to understand the root causes of women abuse.

The holiday season is just around the corner. While for some this is the time to pause and relax, for others, the festive season can bring a lot of stress especially if you planning that holiday away from home.

Lourens Pretorius’s dream of becoming a pilot was shattered when he lost his vision due to a condition known as Stargardt macular degeneration, a genetic eye disorder that causes progressive vision loss.

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