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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.  
7 April, 2015
The recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) in favour of Gun Free South Africa, sets an important precedent for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) using advertising for advocacy purposes.  
7 April, 2015
The fate of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) soccer analyst, Coudjoe Amankwaa, who has sparked outrage with his homophobic comments on Twitter, is still in the balance.  
1 April, 2015
Cape Town based Ses'khona Movement leader, Andile Lili, says he fears for his life following a shooting incident outside his home in Makhaza on the Cape Flats in November 2014.  
1 April, 2015
The South African education system is often described as being in crisis and a recent claim says 80 percent of schools could be dysfunctional’.   The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has rejected the claim, but did not provide any evidence to counter it.  
1 April, 2015
A total of 42 000 new formal jobs were created in the fourth quarter last year outside the agricultural sector.   The figures released by Statistics South Africa (STATS SA) put the number of employed individuals at almost nine million.  

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