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Has 16 Days of Activism helped?

At times, it feels like the war against gender-based violence simply won’t end. Police stats show more women are reporting incidents. It appears the country is not a safe place for women. READ: ‘Women have no fault in this’: Ramaphosa speaks on GBV As the 16 Days of Activism campaign begins, here are some of[…]

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Going it alone not a bad idea for BRICS bloc

Members of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are finally making appropriate indications for a common pursuit of economic autonomy. In an era of a very cantankerous foreign policy of unilateralism espoused by the US under the Trump administration, the threat of economic demise for perceived or real[…]

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Teen’s rape captured on camera

Police in the Southern Cape say an 18-year old learner from Mossel Bay was allegedly raped at a house party over the weekend and a video of the incident was shared online. It is alleged that the girl had passed out when two 18-year-old boys sexually assaulted her. Police say the incident[…]

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Current budget enough to roll out NHI: Mkhize

Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize says the current budget will be enough to start rolling out the National Health Insurance (NHI). Speaking at a community engagement campaign in the Harry Gwala District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Mkhize has said NHI aims to improve quality health care for all citizens. During a walkabout[…]

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Opposition MPs renew call for death penalty

It seems opposition MPs don’t want to let go of calls for the reinstatement of the death penalty. They say stronger deterrents are needed to help stem the tide on violence. Lawmakers engaged in a heated debate on the matter in the National Assembly on Thursday at the request of the[…]

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