Putin indecisive on 2018 elections

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet decided if he will run for president in 2018, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. “It’s basically not accepted that one talks about elections two years [before they happen], and it’s still quite a ways until the beginning of election campaigns. I[…]

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ANCYL kick off anti-racism campaign

The ANC’s Western Cape leaders led a march organised by the youth league against racism in Cape Town on Friday. The Youth League said that it wants to highlight its rejection of what it calls racist utterances and attacks on black people. Mohammed Khalid Sayed, provincial chairperson of the ANCYL[…]

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#GangsterismMustFall takes over social media

The use of the ‘Must Fall’ hashtag is fast becoming common practice in the fight against injustice in South Africa. Now yet another campaign has sprung up under the popular banner; this time with the hope of bringing about an end to the scourge of gang violence that continues to[…]

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Open Stellenbosch has valid grievances, wrong approach: SRC chair

While the issues motivating student organisation Open Stellenbosch are valid, newly-elected Stellenbosch University SRC chairperson Axolile Qina disagrees with the way in which the group highlights its grievances. Open Stellenbosch describes itself on its Facebook page as a “collective of students and staff working to purge the oppressive remnants of[…]

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‘Raak Wys’ campaign launched

A coalition of organisations in Cape Town have come together to form a united front against the City of Cape Town’s planned closure of the Good Hope Centre. These organisations now intend to mobilise and host a massive march to protest against the City’s leasing of the iconic venue to[…]

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Choose your form of action: BDS

To keep up public awareness around the ongoing Woolworths boycott, BDS South Africa has earmarked this Saturday for the monthly National Day of Action. Currently one of the largest boycott campaigns it is directed at forcing Woolworths to terminate all trade links with Apartheid Israel. “Israeli agriculture expo companies are[…]

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Campaign for Baby Jordan

Two of the five found guilty of the murder of 6 month-old baby Jordan Leigh Norton have lodged applications for parole, 10 years into their respective 15 year jail terms. Zanethemba Gwade and Bonginkose Singenu were both implicated in the June 2005 murder of baby Jordan at her home in[…]

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Mustadafin launches teen pregnancy campaign

The Mustadafin Foundation launched its first teenage pregnancy awareness campaign its community centres in Tafelsig and Delft last week,  which will run throughout the month. It is estimated that one in three girls in South Africa have given birth by the age of 20 and with the high rate of[…]

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