​Basotho Nationals Will Not be Deported

Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, says Lesotho nationals living in South Africa without the right documents will no longer be deported from now until 31 December 2016.
Speaking on Morning Live, the minister says only those who were employed prior to the announcement of this Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) can apply for these new permits.
The Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) will help Basotho to regularise their stay in South Africa and applications for this new permit will be conducted at selected Home Affairs centres in nine provinces across the country.

Farm Dwellers Demand Land Claims Court Act Against 'Contemptuous Minister'

Minister Gugile Nkwinti and the Department of Rural Development & Land Reform once again find themselves in hot water at the Land Claims Court with South Africa’s labour tenants.

The long running legal battle between the Minister and the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA), a land rights non-governmental organisation (NGO) acting on behalf of labour tenant claimants, is set to escalate this month when the Legal Resource Centre (LRC) appears on behalf of AFRA and an estimated 19 000 labour tenants in the Land Claims Court in Randburg, Johannesburg on 29 January 2016.

Fibre Broadband for the Wealthy Questioned

High installation costs for fibre broadband results in it predominantly being rolled out in wealthier suburban areas, says an expert.

According to Duncan Alfreds, companies such as Telkom and Vumatel have been targeting more upmarket suburbs with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology.

He quotes Kalin Bogatzevski, chief executive officer of 123Net, as saying that, “There are many new fibre players focusing on FTTH opportunities, although the reach and availability is substantially limited – some focus on gated and cluster communities specifically.”

GBV Centre Runs for Prestigious Award

The Department of Social Development’s Gender-Based Violence Command Centre seeks to provide support and counselling to victims of gender based violence wherever they are in the country.

The award-winning call-centre, which was launched in March last year, seeks to provide support and counselling to victims of gender-based violence wherever they are in the country.

R1.9b to Offset Zero Fee Hike at Universities

The Standing and Select Committees on Appropriations as well as the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training have unanimously agreed that funding for the post-school education sector has to be increased.

According to Parliament, this follows a joint meeting held today as part of the hearings on the 2015 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS).

NDP 5.4 Percent Economic Growth Possible

The National Development Plan's (NDP) trajectory of a 5.4 percent average economic growth rate per year is realistically impossible.
Members of Parliament (MP) have weighed in on the debate about this, after the chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe, says they are not going to revise it downward, as the National Treasury and all other financial institutions have done recently.

Save the Children South Africa's Response to Child Protection Week

In response to the raising awareness to Child Protection Week, the Coalition would like to draw your attention to one of our member's, the Save the Children SA's (SCSA) response to Child Protection Week.

Save the Children SA's (SCSA) response to Child Protection Week.

The International Day for Protection of Children, is observed in many countries as Children's Day on the 1st of June. It also coincides with “Child Protection Week”- being marked in South Africa from today the 31st of May to the 7th of June. 


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