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24 November, 2015
The South African National Council for the Blind (SACB) says approximately 7.5 percent of South Africans are disabled and visual impairment is still the most prevalent disability.
24 November, 2015
While government scrambles to free up funds to make up for a shortfall caused by the announcement of a freeze in university fee increases‚ the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) issued a final call for 2016 applications for funding.
24 November, 2015
Professor Shane Norris from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Developmental Pathways for Health Unit has launched Action: the Africa Centre for Obesity Prevention.
24 November, 2015
Freedom Under Law (FUL) has argued that the ‘train wreck’ in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and President Jacob Zuma’s refusal to do anything about it has resulted in a constitutional crisis that urgently needs the court’s intervention.
24 November, 2015
Presiding officer of African Union's civil society organisation the Economic, Cultural and Social Council, Joseph Chilengi, says they are calling on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to reform and transform.
17 November, 2015
The World Wide Fund (WWF) says that South African journalists accepting tours of nuclear power facilities in Russia should be careful not to publish advertorials.
17 November, 2015
The United Nations’ Whole Health Organisation (WHO) says the number of measles-related deaths has decreased 79 percent from 546 800 at the beginning of the century to 114 900 in 2014.
17 November, 2015
The United Nations Children’s Fund says about 11million children in Eastern and Southern Africa face hunger, disease and water shortages due to the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in decades.
17 November, 2015
The United Nation (UN) Chief has warned against proposed cuts in development assistance from some of the world’s wealthiest countries primarily over the refugee crisis facing large parts of Europe.
17 November, 2015
Telkom has said it is in talks to buy Cell C as it seeks to boost its fledging mobile phone business. Mybroadband spokesperson, Jan Vermeullen, says Telkom’s plans to buy Cell C will be a good idea as it will gain a very significant mobile phone operator.
17 November, 2015
The Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched an inspiration app that contains thousands of quotes from former President Mandela.
17 November, 2015
Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, says that illegal mining is behind 10 percent of the overall murder rate in the province.
17 November, 2015
While university students fight for their rights, just over 50 percent of the country's youth are unemployed.
17 November, 2015
Crafty cybercriminals are stalking South Africans online, studying their every move via their e-mail accounts - and stealing millions.
12 November, 2015
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says that police brutality is a serious problem in the country and the actions of the police officers allegedly involved in the killing of crime suspect Khulekani Mpanza in Krugersdorp two weeks ago highlights the long-term nature of this scourge.

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