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In pics – Prince Harry and Megan in Cape Town for their Africa tour

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The Sussexes have now departed Nyanga township and are headed to their next engagement in District Six, a former inner-city mixed-race neighborhood where freed slaves, migrants, workers and merchants lived alongside each other for decades.

Prince Harry and Megan

In 1966, the government declared it a whites-only area and more than 60,000 residents were forcibly removed and relocated to the Cape Flats township.Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex has hailed the “incredible work” done by a South African community group to combat gender-based violence.

Prince Harry and Megan

“You are incredible and what you are doing is so powerful because you are so powerful,” she told workers and volunteers at the Justice Desk in Cape Town’s Nyanga township. “The work that is being done here to keep women and children safer is needed more than ever.

Prince Harry and Megan

Meghan said she and Prince Harry had been following South Africa’s gender violence crisis as much as they could from afar, but that they were keen to learn more now that they were in the country.

Prince Harry and Megan

“We are eager to learn and see first hand the vital work that you’re doing … on the ground to make the change, not just that you need but also deserve.

In other news – British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses, leaving hundreds of thousands stranded

The world’s oldest travel firm Thomas Cook (TCG.L) collapsed on Monday, stranding more than half a million holidaymakers around the globe and sparking the largest peacetime repatriation effort in British history.

Thomas Cook

The liquidation marks the end of a British company that started in 1841 running local rail excursions before pioneering the package holiday and growing into one of the world’s largest tour operators. Read more

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