Africa foundations is a non-profit organisation working with communities close, or influential, to core conservation areas, in six countries in Africa. Founded in 1992 the organisations key goals are to facilitate rural communities in the realisation of their development goals, and to promote the preservation of land and wildlife.
According to the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), residents of informal settlements are more vulnerable to infectious diseases. Latent Tuberculosis, or TB, affects 88% of 30 to 39-year-old individuals living in these areas. Quality and efficient healthcare is a luxury that most South Africans living in townships cannot afford. Non-profit organisation Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre, situated in Fourways, Johannesburg, aims to do their part to change this.
South African security forces and health services on Tuesday sent material relief to its neighbours hit by the devastating cyclone that ravaged parts of southern Africa in March 2019.
The donations were specifically to Mozambique and Malawi with the relief mission consisting of the army, police and department of health flying to both countries with what was food and material relief.
10 April 2019
Tobacco Institute of South Africa chair Francois van der Merwe has defended the institute’s member companies, saying none of its members have ever fallen foul of their tax obligations in South Africa.
Van der Merwe was speaking to Fin24 earlier this week after the Sunday Times reported that SARS was pursuing British American Tobacco South Africa for unpaid taxes.
3 April 2019
Rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday accused four Nordic countries renowned as bastions of gender equality of having “shockingly high levels of rape” and of failing the victims.
An Amnesty report looked at rape cases in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden and said flawed legislation, harmful myths and gender stereotypes had resulted in “endemic impunity” for perpetrators.
4 April 2019
Zimbabwe’s apex court has delivered a ruling banning the use of corporal punishment for juvenile convicts stating that it was inhumane and contravened the constitution.
Nine judges sitting on a case referred to the Constitutional Court by a High Court in 2014 said authorities must explore other means of correcting errant juveniles other than using the cane
4 April 2019
The crew of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed last month killing 157 people, repeatedly followed procedures recommended by Boeing, but were unable to regain control of the jet, according to the investigators’ report released Thursday.
The initial report, unveiled by Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges, cast further doubt on the system controlling the Boeing 737 MAX 8 model, which has been grounded worldwide for almost a month.
Heineken workers are preparing to march against sexual abuse at the beer giant’s Sedibeng brewery.
The Heineken Workers Forum announced this week that it will be marching against an alleged “sex for shifts” system playing out at the brewery.
“Women experience extreme violence because of these unequal power relations,” the statement reads. “Supervisors expect women to give sex for being scheduled in good shifts, get a better job or even just keep the job.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Thursday said he battled to finish watching the video of a young child being beaten by her teacher as she forced the child to clean up her own vomit.
The 1.38-minute video has gone viral on social media. It shows the teacher lowering the denim jeans of the child before she gives her a couple of smacks on the buttocks.
The child, who is crying softly, looks up at the teacher as she continues to use a cloth to clean the small green plastic table in the classroom.