Bate Felix
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/ 19 May 2007

Pregnant SA women set world record

Over 1 000 pregnant women in South Africa set a new world record on Saturday for the largest gathering of women due to give birth — and there were no early arrivals. ”We were a little bit concerned having all these pregnant women under one roof, but we are happy that none of them went into labour,” said organiser Projeni Pather.

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/ 9 May 2007

SA to submit delayed accountability report

South Africa will deliver a long-awaited report on good governance to an Africa Union summit in June, the head of an African review board said on Tuesday. South Africa should have published its the African Peer Review Mechanism report back at an African Union summit in January, but refused to do so, citing ”factual errors”.

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/ 6 May 2007

Angry words over new names in South Africa

South Africa’s drive to abolish colonial and apartheid-era place names has met resistance in parts of the black community, where activists accuse the ruling African National Congress of honouring only its own heroes. Thousands of demonstrators thronged the streets of Durban on May Day to protest proposals to rename close to 200 buildings, roads and other landmarks.