Eight provincial Education MECs have reportedly missed the deadline to provide the High Court in Pretoria, with their progress to reintroduce the school feeding scheme. In July, the court had ordered that plans to guide the full roll out of the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) must be filed by[…]
Muslim humanitarian and relief NGO’s are buckling under the pressure as calls mount for food distribution during the national lockdown. The extended lockdown has placed a huge economic burden on impoverished households in the Western Cape and breadwinners are penniless due to the lack of employment. This has resulted in[…]
Premier Helen Zille has decided that a university-led study will probe the spate of child murders in the Western Cape. Zille met with child protection NGOs and the Human Rights Commission to discuss the way forward regarding child murders in the province. Close to 40 children have been murdered in[…]
Hundreds of Rohingya, including children, were jostling to get hold of aid packages being thrown from trucks at Balukhali in the Bangladeshi city of Cox’s Bazar bordering Myanmar. Women, many with babies on their shoulders, stood in torrential rain in the hope of getting food, tarpaulin and clothes distributed by[…]
Egypt issued a new law on Monday that regulates the work of non-governmental organisations, a measure seen by rights groups as the latest sign of a growing crackdown on dissent against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Human rights groups and activists say the law in effect bans their work and makes[…]
Almost R10-million was presented to seven charities today by #OperationSA for the #SAveSyria humanitarian efforts. The money was raised following an urgent call for donations over the past ten days. R14 110 668.00 was pledged as at 8am today. Speaking at a cheque handing over ceremony in Houghton Johannesburg today, #OperationSA’s[…]
A number of NGOs and relief organisations around Cape Town have vowed to step up their food distributions during Ramadan even though the price of basic food items have risen significantly over the past year. NGOs will now have to raise extra funds in order to meet their food distribution[…]
With four out of 10 households in Cape Town’s poor areas without food at least once a week, it’s almost certain that Ramadan will be an added burden for Muslim families this year. The ever-increasing cost of food means that impoverished Muslims will have less to break their fast, only[…]
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