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Mercy Ships takes delivery of first purpose-built hospital ship

Global health charity, Mercy Ships, reports that after a completion and acceptance ceremony on June 16, followed by a handover celebration at the Tianjin Xingang shipyard this past week, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Global Mercy, has successfully been delivered and the charity has taken possession of their brand new vessel. The final handover of the newly constructed hospital ship from shipyard to owners was celebrated in the presence of representatives from Mercy Ships, project managers from Stena RoRo, together with shipyard management, joined by a remote audience […]

Call to comment on bill that could force marriage officers to solemnise marriages against their beliefs

Confusion arising from two related but separate processes The Department of Home Affairs has published a draft Marriage Policy for South Africa, for public comment by no later than June 30. The purpose of the policy, the first of its kind in a democratic South Africa, is to “establish a policy foundation […]