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Lifeline/Childline assisting abuse victims

In line with the 16 Days of Activism Campaign for no violence against women and children, local NGO Lifeline/Childline are seeking to bring about awareness to their work in providing therapeutic counseling to child victims of rape, sexual abuse, and other traumatic experiences. The organization works under a seemingly two[…]

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Court bans Woolworths protests

Pro-Palestine activists have been banned from protesting in Woolworths stores, the High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Tuesday. The order prevents members of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions SA (BDS SA) from organising, co-ordinating or encouraging any form of protest action in the stores. It also orders representatives of the two[…]

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Tough times ahead for Eskom, SA

Eskom and South Africa must brace themselves for tough measures in order to make the power supply sustainable, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Tuesday. “We have to organise the country to attack these problems… Failure is not an option,” she said at Eskom’s Megawatt Park in Johannesburg. Eskom[…]

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Post Office strike suspended: CWU

The strike at the SA Post Office (Sapo) has been suspended, the Communication Workers Union announced on Tuesday. “Over the past weekend CWU engaged with workers through our regional and local leadership with workers in Sapo. After a number of considerations, an overwhelming number of workers resolved on suspending the[…]

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Minstrels suspension a blow to new committee

After years of fighting for recognition, the newly formed Cape Cultural Events and Carnival Committee were recently hit with a blow to their nascent public image. Members of the committee on Monday came together to officially suspend the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association from the grouping. The committee’s president Kevin Momberg on[…]

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Civil society must fight corruption: Madonsela

More action was needed from civil society to fight corruption, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s office said on Monday. Speaking during the international civil society week conference in Johannesburg on Sunday, Madonsela asked civil society to go beyond just complaining about was wrong, acting spokesman Oupa Segalwe said in a statement.[…]

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System constrained for foreseeable future: Eskom

The power system is expected to be very tight over the evening peaks of the next few days, Eskom said on Monday. “However the risk of load shedding for today and tomorrow is medium to low,” the power utility said in its latest system status bulletin. “This is owing to[…]

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Parly peace deal falls apart

A second bid to broker a peace deal for parliament failed at a meeting between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and opposition parties on Monday. In an attempt to prevent a repeat of recent chaotic sittings in Parliament, political leaders held talks in Parktown, Johannesburg, but it ended with no agreement[…]

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Gov to collaborate with SAPS for 16 Days of Activism

The South African Police Services (SAPS) are set to collaborate with several Western Cape governmental departments, in a bid to tackle violence and abuse in the community. The campaign, titled “Safety starts in the family”, will seek to emphasize the vital role played by family in tackling violent behavior, particularly[…]

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Dewani ‘improbabilities highlighted

Western Cape High Court Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso was asked on Monday to look at all the improbabilities surrounding the evidence presented during the trial of British businessman Shrien Dewani. Francois van Zyl, for Dewani, argued during an application to have his client discharged that certain details of an[…]

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