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13 April, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) has called on the Zimbabwean authorities to ‘urgently’ step up their search efforts for abducted journalist and pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara and update the public on any progress so far, a month after his enforced disappearance.
13 April, 2015
Poverty reduction, inequality and unemployment are expected to take a centre stage as the 14th session of the Africa-Nordic foreign ministers dialogue enters its second and final day at Mookgopong in Limpopo. 
13 April, 2015
The African Diaspora Forum has compared xenophobia to apartheid. The Forum’s chairperson, Marc Gbaffou, points out that, “If people are being chased and burnt because of their origins, means we are facing a huge challenge.”
13 April, 2015
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) has again called on the minister of transport to establish an independent body to look into what it regards as the lack of a strong approach by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to hold construction companies to account for al
13 April, 2015
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has called for the Executive Ethics Act to be amended so that "the president cannot be a judge in his own case."
13 April, 2015
Is the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) ‘an agent of the Broederbond…a gatekeeper for white supremacist ideology?’
13 April, 2015
Mobile network operator, Cell C, is set to enter the LTE race in South Africa after announcing a plan to invest R8 billion in a next generation broadband network.
13 April, 2015
Senior lecturer of trauma and violence at University of the Witwatersrand, Dr Malusi Langa, says violent protests in the country are an indication of deep seated problems that South Africans need to talk openly about.
13 April, 2015
Cape Town mayor, Patricia De Lille, has announced that the more than 200-year-old Old Granary building is set to get a R30 million facelift at a luncheon held by the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust, which will be donating R12m towards the refurbishment.
9 April, 2015
Parents and teachers of Ndaliso Senior Secondary School in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape have expressed outrage over the increasing cases in which learners are being raped.
9 April, 2015
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has for the first time exposed human rights violations across multiple local sectors.
7 April, 2015
Under the slogan ‘From Farm to Plate, Make Food Safe’, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be reminding consumers and food handlers about the importance of practicing food safety for World Health Day, 7 April.  
7 April, 2015
Internationalising non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is now trendy, but ActionAid realised long ago that giving up power does not mean having less power.  
7 April, 2015
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that one in 10 female African youngsters still do not attend school during menstruation.   The menstrual problem is widespread and in some countries like Uganda, the figure is estimated to be more than 60 percent.  
7 April, 2015
Botswana’s deputy minister of education and skills development, Kgotla Autlwetse, has told Parliament that he is not aware of any fund embezzlement at the Botswana Society for the Deaf in Francistown.  

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