South Africa

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UNSW anthropologist Dr Darren Curnoe has identified another new early human ancestor in South Africa - the earliest recognised species of Homo.

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NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has donated $20,000 to a team of refugee and migrant youths who are seeking to to be part of this year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

More than a hundred teenage refugee footballers will converge on an eastern Sydney soccer field tomorrow (Tuesday, 8 December) to learn who will be part of Australia's other team heading to the 2010 World Cup.

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Mandla Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela and Chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council, moved an audience of more than 800 people to tears when he spoke at UNSW.

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A team of international researchers, including UNSW archaeologist Dr Andy Herries, has shown that the earliest humans were a sophisticated lot who decorated their bodies, used advanced stone tools and enjoyed seafood.

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Internationally renowned human rights legal specialist Professor Sandra Liebenberg, from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, will deliver this year's Australian Human Rights Centre Annual Public Lecture at UNSW.