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14 schools to remain open, for now

A group of 14 schools earmarked for closure in 2012 by former education MEC Donald Grant will, at least for 2015, function as if the threat of closure never existed. This is according to Save Our Schools co-ordinator Vanessa le Roux, who says an agreement was brokered between the organization,[…]

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Dwindling support for trade unions: IRR

An increased level of distrust towards trade unions is leading to dwindling support from everyday South Africans, with a survey from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) suggesting that fewer than one in five people are likely to join a union. Frequent strikes and political infighting have in recent years[…]

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IR launches Social Responsibility Fund

Islamic Relief (IR) on Friday launched its groundbreaking Corporate Social Responsibility Fund, which will seek to establish a network in which businesses can take an active stance in providing humanitarian relief across Southern Africa. Monies donated to the fund will largely be used for educational and relief projects across the[…]

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MJC marks 70 years

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC ) will mark its 70th Anniversary on the 10 February 2015, a significant milestone for South Africa’s leading ulema body. Preparations are under way to commemorate and give recognition to the scholars who have served the MJC and the community since 1945. As part of[…]

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Leila Khaled to be guest at SONA

Despite stern criticism from Zionist supporters, Palestinian icon Leila Khaled will attend the upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Jacob Zuma. Leila Khaled will be accompanied by a senior leader of BDS South Africa to SONA. The State of the Nation Address will take place in Cape[…]

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MPlain resident outraged by power cut

A Mitchell’s Plain woman was forced to empty out her fridge at the weekend, after agents representing the City of Cape Town disconnected her electricity. Faghma Adams, a single parent, claimed this happened after she refused to have a prepaid meter box installed to her house. After numerous attempts by[…]

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Teacher’s conference in city

The Centre for International Teacher Education (CITE) & SA Research Chair in Teacher Education (SARCHI) are to host an inaugural colloquium tackling the ‘Perspective on Teacher Education in SA: 21 Years into Democracy’. The discussion will be held this coming Thursday at the Granger Bay branch of the Cape Peninsula[…]

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Africa Check dispels ‘myths’ about social grants

A researcher at NGO Africa Check has rejected concerns that social grants are creating a sense of entitlement and laziness amongst recipients, insisting that there is little empirical data to suggest this is the case. The independent fact-checking organization are seeking to dispel the myths and misconceptions that persist around[…]

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Online predators grooming children

The results of a survey conducted amongst secondary school learners in Gauteng have brought about renewed concerns over the safety of children accessing the internet. Conducted by the Youth Research Unit at the Bureau of Market Research at UNISA, the study uncovered that many children are being groomed for sexual[…]

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‘End violence against women’: CMRM

In light of two high profile cases of gender violence in the media recently, the Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) will host a vigil on Friday 13 February to draw attention to the cycle of violence plaguing women. Two weeks ago, five year old Kayde Williams from Bredasdorp was raped[…]

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