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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.  
7 April, 2015
As pressure mounts on the state to act on the disappearance of journalist and human rights activist, Itai Dzamara, a coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) says it is planning to introduce a reward for anyone with information on the missing scribe.  
7 April, 2015
As a senior at Penn, 1999 College graduate, Jacob Lief, could not imagine that he would impact the lives of thousands of children in South Africa.  

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