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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