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SA makes strides in improving child protection laws

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[…]

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CT runners make a splash at Comrades

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,[…]

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Plans for 2016 Gaza Flotilla underway

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[…]

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Fitrah and fidyah calculated

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[…]

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‘Perpetrators guilty of sex crimes escaping’

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[…]

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Hawks again deny harassing Gordhan

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[…]

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Netanyahu, willing to discuss Arab peace initiative

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[…]

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Update: Iraqi forces intensify assault against ISIL

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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