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State of the Nation Address, 17 June 2014

By His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament Cape Town

17 Jun 2014

The Speaker of the National Assembly,
The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces;
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP,
Deputy President of the Republic, Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa,
Former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe,
Honourable Chief Justice of the Republic, and all esteemed members of the Judiciary,

I Call Him ‘Superman’

By Jethro Kwenani
 
My Father lost his father at the tender age of 12-years old and my late grandmother raised him and his siblings. Being the eldest was a lot of pressure, but he rose to the challenge. After school, he worked part-time to contribute to the household and help get his siblings through school. When I think back to when I was 12, I cannot even imagine having managed such a feat. That is just one of the reasons I call him Superman.
 

Dad, My Great Teacher

By Levi Mberego

Life does not bless everyone with a great father. As father’s day approaches and as the memories flood back, I realise that I was blessed with a father who left an indelible mark on me. My father taught me to walk the talk and what it means to live an unwavering life.

South African National Child Protection Week – Raising Awareness

With a recent flood of child abuse related media coverage, the nonprofit organisation Community Keepers is using Child Protection week (1-8 June) to raise awareness about this very important topic.

The protection of our children is everyone’s responsibility. Are you able to identify the signs of child abuse and would you know what to do? Community Keepers offers tips and advice on this topic.
 

President Jacob Zuma Announces Members of the National Executive

25 May 2014

Fellow South Africans,

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,

I am pleased to join you on Africa Day, as we conclude our transition to a new administration following the fifth national general elections.

I announced on Saturday, 24 May 2014, that we have entered the second phase of our transition to a national democratic society. I also said this would be a radical phase of socio-economic transformation. 

Giving Hope for Health

World Health Day was first celebrated on 7 April in 1950. Ever since, the World Health Organisation has marked that particular day to raise awareness for global health each year. We are reminded of the importance and value of our very own well-being and the need to show compassion for the ones who are less fortunate. With this in mind, it is time for our community to participate in this meaningful project.
 

Endorse the Call for Party Funding Transparency and Regulation

Dear comrades and friends, 

On 7 May 2014, millions of South Africans will go to the polls to cast their vote for a political party.

To fund their campaigns, political parties are raising hundreds of millions of rand from private donors who secretly fund our politics. This includes corporations, wealthy individuals, shady trusts and foreign governments.

Mandela's Greatest Passion: Children

Sunday, 9 December 2013, was a different day for children who listen and participate on Thobela FM's kiddies programme - Lesang Bana. On a usual Sunday, the presenter would read a verse from the Bible, which conveys a particular message, and open the lines for the kids to comment on air, pray, among others.

50th Anniversary and Advancing Justice for Grave Crimes

Foreign Ministers
 
African Union Member States
 
Re: 50th Anniversary and Advancing Justice for Grave Crimes
 
To Foreign Ministers of African Union member states:
 
We, the undersigned African civil society organisations and international organisations with a presence in Africa, working on human rights and international criminal justice, are pleased to congratulate the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary.