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18 August, 2016
The Thabo Mbeki Foundation says it is still being inundated with queries regarding the health of the former president.   This follows reports on what has been described as a ‘dubious website’ that Mbeki had died.  
18 August, 2016
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will this week undertake a five-day visit to KwaZulu-Natal to assess human rights issues with regards to the disabled and elderly.  
18 August, 2016
With the municipal elections completed, the focus is now on the training and induction of newly-elected councillors by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA).  
11 August, 2016
The United Kingdom government is to stop giving money to a charity in Malawi following a British Broadcasting Corporation investigation which found it was under the control of a cult-like group.
11 August, 2016
Non-governmental organisations working in Mzimba have been blamed for showing no interest to work with people with disabilities in the district.
11 August, 2016
According to a statement issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Zimbabwe, together with China, Rwanda, Vietnam and Russia voted against the resolution that sailed through after 40 of the 54 countries in the Economic Social Council called in favour, while six abstained and three wer
11 August, 2016
The Democratic Republic of Congo has refused to renew the visa of a senior Human Rights Watch (HRW) researcher, who was to leave the troubled African country shortly.
11 August, 2016
A Botswana coalition of civil society organisations has condemned police brutality in Zimbabwe and urged President Ian Khama, the Southern African Development Community chairperson, to intervene.
11 August, 2016
Community protest action delayed the casting of special votes on Monday, 1 August 2016, in six municipalities‚ although a majority of voting stations opened on time in what the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said was a smooth beginning for the polls.
11 August, 2016
For the second time in less than a month‚ a Gift of the Givers hospital was caught up in the middle of fighting in war-torn Syria.
11 August, 2016
The Electoral Institute of Southern Africa (EISA) has commended the Independent Electoral Commission for taking action after ballot papers were stolen in Soweto.
11 August, 2016
A group of activists under the banner Right2Know are staging a sit-in at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) head office in Johannesburg.
11 August, 2016
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) says the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is becoming a target for political protests. ISS Crime and Justice Hub Manager, Lizette Lancaster, briefed a seminar on the causes of protests, focusing on violent protests.
28 July, 2016
Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation, has warned that millions of children will suffer disproportionately from the failed harvests and devastated livelihoods left behind by the El Nino weather phenomenon.
28 July, 2016
Law experts in Zambia’s Ministry of Justice have cautioned people who are spreading false information on the proposed Bill of Rights that it has enshrined homosexuality.

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