An Australian surgeon has helped more than 60 people flee a sinking ferry off the coast of the South African city of Cape Town. The ferry, named Thandi, carries people from Cape Town to Robben Island, the former site of a prison where Nelson Mandela, Jacob Zuma and other notable figures were imprisoned during the Apartheid era. David Nicholson, a 48-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from Newcastle, was on board the ferry which was headed to Robben Island when it struck rough seas.
The family of Queensland woman Bronwyn Fielding, whose body has yet to be returned from Uganda two months after her death, have written to the Ugandan Government and police pleading for help to release her from a mortuary. Ms Fielding died in the small Ugandan city of Mbale on June 27 but her remains are yet to be returned to Australia because of bureaucratic delays.
Young drug addicts in South Africa are using a dangerous practice to share their high. It's nicknamed 'Bluetooth'. Addicts inject themselves with heroin, then draw their own blood back up the syringe and inject it into a friend. 'Bluetooth' carries a high risk of transmission of HIV, hepatitis and other diseases. But many of the young people doing it say they no longer care about their lives. Africa correspondent Sally Sara reports from the township of Diepsloot, near Johannesburg.
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Selecting a term
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