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There is a good episode on the Through The Wormhole show, Can We Eliminate Evil? For those who are interested, here is the full episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnNWqmCZpnA

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Bywords!

Mar. 25th, 2017 12:10 am
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This article about the most common bywords that we South Africans have adopted through the years, has reminded me to ask you guys about the bywords you're used to. Every culture and nation has their own, after all. Names that originally meant specific brands of products have become so commonplace that nowadays they denote the entire segment of products associated with that brand. In most cases, due to market domination of that brand in its relevant segment.
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South Africa may soon share a passport with 14 other countries
https://www.thesouthafrican.com/read-south-africa-may-soon-share-a-passport-with-14-other-countries/

The South African Development Community (SADC) has announced their plans to introduce a new regional law which would see all member countries holding a common passport. Traveller24 reports that this would not only allow for easy travel between borders, but also allow for a single travel document for international travel.
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15 Foods only people who grew up in South Africa will crave [pictures]
http://www.thesouthafrican.com/15-foods-only-people-who-grew-up-in-south-africa-will-crave-pictures/

There are many things only South Africans understand. And there are equally as many things that we’ll just never understand when we travel. One thing we definitely understand is the foods that we grew up with. And how it feels when we’re craving them. Especially if you’re craving them when you’re away from home.
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Oprah for prez? Well, now I'm thinking!

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Here is an unexpected upside of the Trump presidency. Despite itself, it is bringing people together. I have always hoped that faced with hate and division, people would embrace unity. And they have:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/muslim-american-activist-tarek-el-messidi-jewish-cemetery-mt-carmel-philadelphia-vandalised-a7601266.html

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Mass brawl breaks out in South African parliament ahead of Jacob Zuma speech
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/south-africa-latest-parliament-brawl-politicians-jacob-zuma-speech-riot-a7572436.html

A mass brawl broke out in the South African parliament between opposition politicians and security guards who dragged them out of the chamber.

The raucous scenes unfolded on national television after they tried to stop the country's President Jacob Zuma from making an address, denouncing as a "scoundrel" and "rotten to the core" because of corruption allegations and declaring him unfit for office.
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Cape Town: Southern comforts are the perfect intro to South Africa
http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/world/cape-town-southern-comforts-are-the-perfect-intro-to-south-africa-35415071.html

Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, has joked that his native South Africa is not so much Africa, as Africa-lite. If so, then Cape Town is clearly South Africa-lite.
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Hundreds March in Cape Town Against Donald Trump
http://allafrica.com/stories/201701210296.html

Hundreds of people, mostly women, gathered at the South African Museum in Cape Town on Saturday. They marched through the Company's Garden to the front entrance to Parliament holding placards with signs like "A woman's place is in the revolution","Well-behaved women seldom make history" and "It's time for women to stop being politely angry".
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Interesting piece here about this new "Putin has sensitive compromising intel on Trump" debackle:

Everything you need to know about the Russian art of ‘kompromat’

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South Africa's Foreign Policy Has Been At Sixes and Sevens - Here's Why
http://allafrica.com/stories/201701100058.html

South Africa's notice to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has once again raised questions about the ethics of its foreign policy.

Responses to the move have highlighted inconsistencies and contradictions in what has been perceived as the country's ethical foreign policy.
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This woman has helped more than 4,500 disabled people get jobs
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2016/1222/This-woman-has-helped-more-than-4-500-disabled-people-get-jobs

When Shanti Raghavan’s brother started losing his sight, she began to learn about ways he could adjust. She then wanted to use that knowledge to assist others.

[livejournal.com profile] mahnmut, this must be the most rewarding job on Earth...
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