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NGO urges government to prioritize child-headed households

By Lee-Yandra Paulsen The non-profit organisation (NGO) Men’s Intervention Programme at Community Cohesion, based in Hout Bay, Cape Town, has urged the government of national unity to prioritize child-headed households. According to the organisation, these children are being deprived of their constitutional rights to family or parental care and lack[…]

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“Many of the City’s informal settlements have been affected by the heavy rain and gale force winds over the past few days”

By Kouthar Sambo Many of the City’s informal settlements have been affected by the heavy rain and gale force winds over the past few days, leaving homes flooded and damaged. “Last week Tuesday we received the weather warning from the South African Weather Service, to look out for disruptive rainfall[…]

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Israel’s assault on Palestinian NGOs is shutting off access to international community

INTERNATIONAL Israel’s assault on Palestinian civil society, most recently with overnight raids on Palestinian NGOs, has posed serious questions as to what extent these groups will be able to continue operating with the outside world. So far, European governments, the UN and the US have said they would maintain their relationships with the[…]

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NGOs back UN commission investigating Israeli discrimination against Palestinians

INTERNATIONAL More than 50 human rights organisations have called for an end to the “pressing attacks” being mounted by the United States and Israel on the United Nations commission investigating racial discrimination and repression against the Palestinian people. Last year, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) established an “ongoing” international commission of inquiry to[…]

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Life Esidimeni inquest resumes on Tuesday

LOCAL The Life Esidimeni inquest will resume in the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday morning. A former nurse, Zanele Buthelezi, is expected to conclude her testimony. The Gauteng Health Department’s former HOD Dr Mmakgabo Manamela was a regular visitor at Life Esidimeni during the transfer period of mentally challenged patients[…]

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