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ANC: Celebrating 100 Years of Existence

The African National Congress (ANC) held its 100th birthday celebrations from 6-8 January 2011 in Mangaung, Free State, where it was formed in 1912. The celebrations featured events which were attended by among others, sitting and former heads of state, ANC members and supporters from all over South Arica and the alliance partners.

Below are the messages of support to mark the ANC’s centenary:

BGCSA: Marketing Officer

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa (BGCSA) is a youth development organisation that runs facility based after -school programmes for school aged children. BGCSA have two sites in Protea Glen and Pimville, and a third site in development in Bertrams. Fresh or recent graduate with a major in communications or marketing required to lead digital marketing and earned media campaigns to grow income from individual donors and the brand. This growing organziation has big ambition to grow this function and we need someone that has broad skills as well as a passion to improving kids lives. 

EELC: Candidate Attorneys

The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) focuses on public interest litigation and advocacy to advance the right to basic education in South Africa. The EELC also aims to develop young, skilled attorneys and law graduates in public interest litigation.

EELC seeks to appoint two (2) Candidate Attorneys for its’ Bertha Justice Fellowship programme, to be based in Cape Town.
 
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Startingbloc: Fellowship program

StartingBloc is excited to share that its  global Fellowship program, is launching their first-ever institute out of the USA from 25-29 March 2020 at the prestigious the African Leadership Academy Campus in Johannesburg. Many social entrepreneurs, employees and students from the African continent, Canada, India and USA have already been accepted for this institute. 10 more spots are still available, only for this month. 

Right2Know: Deputy National Coordinator

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) is looking for an experienced Deputy National Coordinator support efficient and effective campaigning efforts and ensure R2K continues to grow as a vibrant democratic Campaign.

This is an opportunity to work with committed activists around the country to support popular campaigns that have a real impact on the challenges facing South Africa at this critical period in our democracy.
 

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UN Releases Damning Report on SA Prisons

The United Nations Human Rights Council's report on South Africa has painted a grim picture of the country's prisons.

The committee on South Africa reported a slew of factors contributing to poor conditions at state detention centres.

"The committee is concerned at poor conditions of detention in some of the state's prisons, particularly with respect to overcrowding, dilapidated infrastructures, unsanitary conditions, inadequate food, lack of exercise, poor ventilation, and limited access to health services" it reads.

Recognition for Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women

The UN Women's Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has received an award for Advancing Justice and Opportunity for the World’s Women.

Mlambo-Ngcuka, who is the executive director of United Nations Women and ‘Artists United against Apartheid’ were among the honourees at the 22nd Shared Interest Awards Gala in New York.

The nonprofit social investment fund, founded at the dawn of the country’s political transition in 1994, raises capital in the United States to support micro lending in disadvantaged communities in South Africa.

Namibia Takes Human Rights Lightly – UN

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has slammed the Namibian government for taking the issue of human trafficking in the country too lightly, saying laws against the crime are not being enforced.

The condemnation comes after the presentation of Namibia's sixth report on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to the committee in Geneva a few weeks ago.

Tlakula in Swaziland to Promote Rights

The African Union Commission on Human and People’s Rights Commissioner and Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa, Advocate Pansy Tlakula, visited Swaziland earlier this month to host a promotional mission on human rights and people rights.

The mission, which is coordinated by the country’s Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has seen Tlakula and her delegation meeting a number of key stakeholders relevant to her mandate.

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