As this week marks the annual commemoration of Child Protection Week, South Africa appears to have made great strides in improving the laws around the protection of children in the institutionalization of the Children’s Act, the Maintenance Act and the Child Justice Act. Co-ordinator of the Legal Service Directorate at[…]
Its been called The Ultimate Human Race – tough, brutal and punishing. And this year the Comrades Ultra Marathon, was all of that and more. Despite being billed as one of the most challenging races in the world, thousands of South Africa runners put their bodies on the line on Sunday,[…]
As we commemorate World Solidarity Day with Gaza, we remember the events that occurred exactly six years ago on the Mavi Mara Flotilla. While on enroute to the Gaza Strip in a bid to break the Israeli blockade, the Flotilla was attacked by Israeli forces resulting in the death of[…]
31st of May has been declared as the World Solidarity Day With Gaza by the world campaign for the support of women boats to Gaza, in commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the Israeli attack on the Mavi Marmara flotilla. On May 31st 2010, nine Turkish activists were killed by[…]
With one week to go before Ramadan, the Muslim Judicial Council Fatwa Committee has announced the cost of fitrah and fidyah for Ramadan 1437. This year, fitrah is calculated to be 4kgs of rice and fidyah is equivalent to 1 kg of rice. This Ramadan, Muslims will pay R36 for[…]
Long-buried incidents by sexual predators who abused children could come out to haunt the perpetrators – years after they committed such offences. An ambitious Constitutional Court application could potentially change the law around indecent and sexual assault, opening the floodgates for victims of child abuse to pursue criminal charges against[…]
The Hawks have once again been forced to deny claims that they were expected to talk to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday about his time at the South African Revenue Service. This followed reports that the Hawks were on Monday going to interview Gordhan and some of the officials[…]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Monday of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative that offers Israel diplomatic recognition from Arab countries in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians. Netanyahu’s comments were a formal response to a speech last week by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah[…]
A special court in Senegal has sentenced former Chadian military ruler Hissene Habre to life in prison after convicting him of crimes against humanity, torture and sexual slavery. The verdict on Monday caps a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former leader to justice in Senegal,[…]
Iraqi special forces have launched an assault on one of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group’s strongholds, Fallujah, facing stiff resistance with the group launching suicide attacks. The assault was launched in the early hours of Monday morning. “Iraqi forces entered Fallujah under air cover from[…]
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