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15 Jan 2010 description
report Mail and Guardian


The South African government on Thursday pledged R1-million for the relief effort in Haiti following the massive earthquake in the Caribbean republic, according to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

Deputy International Relations Minister Sue van der Merwe is leading the effort and the national disaster centre will coordinate the response.

Forty medical professionals from Rescue South Africa were set to leave for the capital, Port-au-Prince, but by Thursday night it was unclear whether the damaged airport in the capital will be able to …