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Hanover Park Clinic’s doors remain closed

The Hanover Park Clinic is expected to remain shut for the duration of the coming festive season, a concerning development for residents of the area. Hanover Park has been subjected to on-going gang-related violence and while the situation has calmed over the past week, any escalation in shootings could see[…]

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UCT protests shut down campus

The University of Cape Town (UCT) has been shutdown due to ongoing protests against proposed fee increases. A nationwide fees hike protest has hit UCT hard, with all lectures, academic operations, library facilities and transport services either shut or suspended until the protests simmer down. “No one can come to[…]

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Migrants diverted after Hungary border closure

Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary’s border with Croatia in the latest demonstration of Europe’s disjointed response to the flow of people reaching its borders. Hungary’s right-wing government declared its southern frontier with Croatia off limits to migrants, blocking entry[…]

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Yemen hospitals facing closures as fighting rages

Major hospitals in Yemen have been struggling to function due to a supply shortages caused by the increased fighting between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to the exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. The main hospital in rebel-held capital, Sanaa, is on the verge of shutting down due to limited access[…]

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Rafah crossing resealed after three days

The Egyptian authorities closed the Rafah crossing Thursday evening after it was open for three days to enable those stuck in Egypt and other countries to return to the Gaza Strip. Director of the Gaza border and crossings Maher Abu Sabha said that a total of 1,629 Palestinians were able[…]

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DIC facing closure

The Discover Islam Centre (DIC), a locally funded organisation specialising in Islamic da’wah, has sought to take proactive steps to avoid a potential closure. The organisation is currently R1.6 million in arrears and has called on members of the community to come out in support of their efforts, to ensure[…]

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More funding and support needed for TAC: Dr Pillay

As the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) battles severe funding shortages which have in turn led to job cuts, the organization is facing increased calls for its de-registration. Leading these calls has been the Free State branch of the ANCYL, but whilst political organizations have been quick to turn on the[…]

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Progress toward Guantanamo closure

Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when he got some good news: The U.S. government was no longer interested in holding him. A panel made up of representatives of six government agencies, including the Defense Department and the Office of the[…]

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