South African celebrities will be hosting a fundraiser on 27 March 2011 to help Japanese earthquake and tsunami survivors. The event, called Aid4JapanSA, will take place at The Zone in Rosebank, northern Johannesburg.
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President Jacob Zuma said he was shocked by the rapid increase in substance abuse in South Africa over the last 10 years and declared his government’s intentions to fight the scourge at the Second Biennial Summit on Substance Abuse held in Durban recently.
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As the situation in Japan becomes progressively worse, local organisation Rescue South Africa has assembled a crack team to fly to the earthquake- and tsunami-devastated country to aid the tens of thousands reported missing and injured by the disaster.
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Growing up in rural Eastern Cape, Mthenjwa Mhlongo spent his days playing in the river, herding cows and learning about herbs from his uncle and grandmother. Now, as an adult, he is passionate about the environment and teaching his community the importance of preserving their ecosystem.
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