Human trafficking march raises awareness in Durban

LOCAL Despite efforts by African states to curb this illegal practice, many gaps still enable trafficking and smuggling criminal networks to carry out this trade in human beings The Deputy Minister of Justice John Jeffrey says it’s mainly men who are victims of human trafficking in Africa. Jeffrey was part[…]

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UK’s charity regulator urged to investigate Policy Exchange over ‘anti-Muslim agenda’

INTERNATIONAL The UK’s charities regulator is being urged to investigate the Policy Exchange think tank for alleged racism and Islamophobia, over a report in which it accused Muslim critics of the government’s Prevent strategy of “enabling terrorism”. In a letter to the Charity Commission, the authors of a critical review of the UK government’s controversial[…]

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Maties staff member voices support for language change

Stellenbosch University needs to align itself with the inclusive principals expected of a tertiary institution in a diverse and democratic South Africa. That’s the view of Prof Aslam Fataar, vice dean in the education faculty at Stellenbosch in the wake of the university’s historic move to revise its primary language[…]

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China adopts two-child policy

China will ease family planning restrictions to allow all couples to have two children after decades of the strict one-child policy, the ruling Communist Party said on Thursday, a move aimed at alleviating demographic strains on the economy. The policy is a major liberalization of the country’s family planning restrictions,[…]

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City to reward whistle-blowers

Blowing the whistle against crime could make you R1 000 richer. The City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate has finalised a standard operating procedure around its informant reward system after the reward policy was adopted in mid-2013. This policy makes provision for payment of up to R1 000[…]

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