Conference

Human rights in focus at conference

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Thursday concluded a two-day conference in commemoration of its 20 years of existence, with the event featuring various role players within the field of human rights. The conference, carrying the theme ‘From 20 Years of Constitutional Democracy to 20 Years of Human[…]

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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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Anger over nominations halts EFF conference

Delegates burning T-shirts, swearing and arguing, and finally walking out of the hall, disrupted the EFF’s national people’s assembly held at the University of Free State’s campus in Bloemfontein on Monday. What started as a well-organised gathering, with well-behaved delegates, was thrown into disarray when it was time to elect[…]

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Illicit tobacco trade is crime catalyst

Illicit trading in the tobacco sector creates a catalyst for other crimes, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Tuesday. “Illegal trade in tobacco products is huge business which often spread to other crimes, like money laundering and drug dealing,” Phiyega said in a speech prepared for delivery at a[…]

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Chaos at EFF conference: Report

Chaos and violence erupted at an EFF Northern Cape conference at the weekend leaving a trail of blood, The Star reported on Monday. Members armed with machetes, pangas and bricks converged at the Savoy Hotel in Kimberley on Sunday, where the provincial leadership was to be elected. There was reportedly[…]

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Gaza unity in the spotlight at conference

The United Muslim Nation Organization (UMNO) hosted a Gaza Crisis Conference in Johannesburg on Saturday, in a bid to strategize a collective effort towards relief and activism for the troubled strip. The event was attended by representatives of the countries numerous NGO’s and solidarity movements, as well as those from[…]

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NGO’s to attend ‘Gaza Crisis Conference’

Some of the country’s top non-governmental organizations (NGO) are expected to gather in Gauteng this weekend, for a ‘Gaza Crisis Conference’ to discuss a unified strategy on how to move forward in the fight for Palestinian freedom. The meeting, which is being hosted by the United Muslim Nation organization, is[…]

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City Hall to host anti-crime conference

Some of the major role players in the safety and security sector are set to gather for an anti-crime conference at City Hall on Thursday. The conference will look to bring about both short and long terms solutions to the raging levels of violence in the province. Thursday’s gathering will[…]

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Support for 11 month maternity leave

A recent conference between various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and trade unions, include Cosatu, has resulted in calls for an increase in the length of maternity leave afforded to working mothers. The respective groups have called for maternity leave to be extended to 11 months, in order to allow mothers the[…]

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SA to host 2016 Aids conference

South Africa’s port city of Durban will host the 21st International AIDS Conference in 2016, marking the forum’s return to Africa after 16 years, organisers said on Friday. Gathering scientists, policymakers and grassroots workers, the biennial conference is the biggest single get-together on the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. The 20th conference[…]

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