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2 September, 2015
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State ended their 35th summit on 18 August 2015 with a bland communique congratulating countries that have made progress in increasing women's political representation and urging others to follow suit.
2 September, 2015
Five ZANU PF-aligned non-governmental organisations say they will present President Robert Mugabe with an honorary award in recognition of his role in championing the economic empowerment agenda.
2 September, 2015
The United Nations is appealing to all governments to expand safe and legal channels for migrant refugees forced from their homes by conflict. According to Sherwin Bryce-Pease, Europe is currently experiencing an unprecedented influx of asylum seekers.
2 September, 2015
Soweto civil society groups say Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, should provide the province’s pupils with prophylaxis.
2 September, 2015
Sonke Gender Justice and the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) were in court applying to join a class action that could affect as many as 200 000 current and former mineworkers.
2 September, 2015
Gauteng Health MEC, Qedani Mahlangu, says her department cannot deny health care to citizens from neighbouring countries, however undocumented foreigners have to pay a certain amount of money for health care.
2 September, 2015
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched an investigation into the living conditions of pupils at the Northwest School for the Deaf following the tragic death of three pupils.
2 September, 2015
Tuberculosis (TB) researchers in KwaZulu-Natal have expressed concern that many people are still not tested for the disease, which is the leading cause of death in South Africa. It is estimated that 9 000 people around the globe miss out on being tested for TB daily. 
27 August, 2015
Once again, this month Zimbabwean government had to come forth to refute some charlatan’s claim that he has found a cure for AIDS, and he is willing to share this medical miracle with one and all – provided of course that they pay him money.
27 August, 2015
Government spending on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is projected to top R15 billion as pressure mounts to meet national broadband goals.
27 August, 2015
Activist groups have lambasted the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) new advertising campaign in which the agency uses celebrities to endorse the controversial e-tolls system.
27 August, 2015
South Africa is doing some amazing research but cannot share it globally because of restrictive copyright laws or unreasonable policies and embargo periods set by publishers.
27 August, 2015
Violence against women is a serious problem worldwide and data from 80 different countries show that 35 percent of all women have been physically or sexually abused by an intimate partner, or have experienced non-partner sexual violence.
27 August, 2015
The issue of funding dominated discussions at the World Water Week in in Stockholm, Swedish, as delegates mainly from Africa, discussed water and sanitation challenges on the continent.
27 August, 2015
According to Chido Chikuni, it is heartening that the newly appointed Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition director, Philan Zamchiya, has seen the light and made a reversal on the stance of regime change that his Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has been pursuing.

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