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Thursday, 03-05-15, 15:09Poor Left Out of New Plan to End Hunger - Activists[Health-e] About one in four South Africans regularly go hungry. A new government plan aims to stem hunger but risks failing without input from those hit hardest - the country's poor, say activists. read more...
Thursday, 03-05-15, 14:17Bills Approved to Amend Children's Act[SAnews.gov.za] Cabinet has approved the submission of two Bills which amend the Children's Act, 2005, to Parliament, says Minister responsible for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe. read more...
Thursday, 03-05-15, 13:59Faith-Based Organisations Raise Concerns Over Age of Sexual Consent[Parliament of South Africa] Several faith-based organisations have expressed serious concerns and reservations regarding the decriminalisation of consensual sexual acts by children between 12 and 16 years old. These were raised during the second day of the public hearings held by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services. read more...
Thursday, 03-05-15, 13:40Xenophobia - Let's Not Forget That Many Foreign Nationals Are Refugees[The Daily Vox] We call the victims of xenophobic attacks foreign nationals, but I won't do that here. The term "foreign" nationals creates a bigoted binary of us and them, and I think we've had enough bigotry in this country. Instead, I ask, when was the last time we considered that these xenophobic attacks are worsening the lives of refugees?  read more...
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 15:04Faffing Amlazing! SA Stays On the Right Track At the Cricket World Cup[Daily Maverick] South Africa continued to keep their World Cup campaign on track with a massive win over Ireland on Tuesday. Their next challenge will come against Pakistan over the weekend, but they can be pretty pleased with the way things are turning out after their dodgy outing against India about a week ago. read more...
Wednesday, 03-04-15, 11:18Underwater Smart Phones - Keeping Tabs On Drinking Water[The Journalist] Hi Tech, future of journalism & basic human rights read more...
Tuesday, 03-03-15, 14:33Land, Dignity & Democracy - Constitution Does Allow for Expropriation[SACSIS]At a public discussion on the land question in Johannesburg on Friday, Dikgang Moseneke, the Deputy Chief Judge of the Constitutional Court, began his remarks with a well-known quote from Frantz Fanon: "For a colonized people the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all, dignity." read more...
Tuesday, 03-03-15, 11:19Kaxu Solar One to Ease Pressure On SA's Energy Grid[SA Info]The first house in South Africa got electricity in 1890; by 1996, 5-million homes were connected to the grid. But between 1996 and today, South Africa added 7-million houses to the national grid, "doing more in 18 years than the country previously managed in 106 years". read more...
Monday, 03-02-15, 20:55Secrecy and the Politics of Disruption[ISS]In South Africa, we have stumbled upon a new trend: that of disrupting the business of legislatures, be it the national Parliament or provincial legislatures. It seems, though, that little was gained either in Gauteng or the Western Cape due to the rather amateurish disruptions of both state of the province addresses recently. read more...
Monday, 03-02-15, 10:05Cape Town Fire Spreads[SAPA]A fire that broke out in Muizenberg was heading to the Chapman's Peak toll gate on Monday, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said. read more...

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