Dozens of nations condemned Saudi Arabia before the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday over serious violations and demanded accountability for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a relatively rare rebuke of the oil-rich kingdom before the UN’s top rights body, Denmark’s Ambassador Carsten Staur read a statement on[…]
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is still not paying out special coronavirus grants as it tries to verify the identity documents of those who applied over recent months. The delay has resulted in new cut-off dates for applications for the so-called Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS): The final deadline for[…]
The South African Council of Churches (SACC) hosted a silent protest against COVID-19 corruption outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on Tuesday, September 15. The protest is under the banner “Corruption is not our heritage” and forms part of a countrywide campaign for Heritage Month. “We are calling it[…]
The Western Cape MEC for Agriculture Ivan Meyer has announced that an inter-ministerial committee for rural safety hopes to use technology to curb attacks and murders on farms in the province. “These structures incorporate key stakeholders involved in overseeing an integrated response on rural safety,” he said, as reported by IOL.[…]
As South Africa celebrates Heritage Month, questions have been raised over the relevance of pre-democratic era symbols throughout the country. It comes as Parliament’s Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has been instructed to conduct an audit on all statues and monuments, to ensure they reflect the current heritage landscape[…]
September commemorates the annual Heritage Month in South Africa. The premise for this year’s Heritage Month is ‘Reclaiming, restoring and celebrating our living heritage’. Heritage Month recognizes aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible. For 84-year-old, Zainab Davidson nee Amlay or ‘Aunty Patty’, as she is[…]
The City of Cape Town has refuted claims that they have not consulted with Crawford residents over the erection of a cellphone tower on Thornton Road Primary School property. Distressed residents of Crawford protested outside the Thornton Road Primary School on Monday to air their grievances over a cell tower[…]
In front of the Palestinian Council of Ministers building in Ramallah, 66-year-old Asaad Thaher walked with his cane past dozens of riot police and iron barricades to take a seat and catch his breath. Thaher had come from his hometown, the northern Palestinian city of Nablus, about an hour’s drive,[…]
The wildfires sweeping the West Coast of the United States took centre stage in the US election campaign on Monday, with President Donald Trump visiting California and blaming the blazes on poor forest management while his Democratic challenger Joe Biden stressed the role of climate change. The Republican president, seeking[…]
Prompted by Arab states normalising relations with Israel, fractured Palestinian political factions are working diligently in multilateral talks to restore unity and mend the division between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank in negotiations far more promising than previous efforts. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain’s foreign ministers[…]
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