Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, to use her “good offices and position to investigate allegations of hate speech by the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, which has resulted in killing, violence and discrimination against Nigerians and other African citizens living in South Africa, as well as the complicity or negligence of the country’s law enforcement agencies to prevent these crimes against civilian population.”
The Premier of Gauteng and all Premiers present, The Minister of Arts and Culture and all Ministers and Deputy Ministers present, Acting Executive Mayor of Tshwane and all Mayors present, Former Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity, Excellency Mr Amara Essy, Members of Parliament and provincial legislatures, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and all international guests, Fellow South Africans, Dumelang, sanibonani, molweni, good morning to you all.
In the month of April, significant developments have been achieved within I ACT, specifically regarding the integration/collaboration of TA’s community projects, namely CBCT, I ACT and Adherence Clubs. This integration aims to create a comprehensive care and support package that is patient-centric and aims to improve adherence and retention in care from point of diagnosis and pre-initiation on ART, but also through initiation on ART and extending further to 18+ months stable on ART.
Thuthuzela Care Centres are one-stop facilities that have been introduced as a critical part of South Africa’s anti-rape strategy, aiming to reduce secondary trauma for the victim, to improve conviction rates and to reduce the cycle time for finalising cases. Patients don't have to move from one place to another to get help; they are offered the necessary services at one place with all the required resources.
The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) and CAF Southern Africa request civil society organisations (CSOs) to submit details about relief of any kind they are currently providing to alleviate the effects of the ongoing xenophobic violence in South Africa.
21 March 2015 Celebrating The Freedom Charter, Enjoying Equal Human Rights For All Human Rights Day is a national day that is commemorated annually on 21 March to remind South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of democracy in South Africa. The commemoration provides the country with an opportunity to reflect on progress made in the promotion and protection of human rights. Human Rights Day celebrations for 2015 will take place as follows: Time: 9h00 Venue: Rosedale Field, Kwalanga, Uitenhage
Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) hosted its first donor and sponsor acknowledgement function on 18 February 2015 at its Head Office at Lynnwood, Pretoria.
“The real cause of hunger is the powerlessness of the poor to gain access to the resources they need to feed themselves.” - Frances Moore Lappé Mary Choombwa is a 65 year old widow and subsistence farmer who lives in Mwonze, about 200kms from Lusaka, Zambia. Over the years, Mary lost all the 12 herds of cattle which she owned to tick-borne diseases. Mary recalls; “When the cattle died it was painful. They were my wealth. We used them for ploughing and drawing our carts. Now overnight, I was left with nothing.”
The FPD award for excellence in community engagement is awarded annually to the employee who has made the most significant contribution towards FPD’s community engagement. The 2014 prize was awarded to Sharon Ngomane, Mgozi shares her story.
“I find work values inspiring and they give me a sense of purpose. They help me to re-direct myself when I go out of line and I can also use them in managing my staff to draw them back when they are not delivering quality,” said Prof. David Cameron in excitement.