Newsflashes

9 June, 2016
The Western Cape and Gauteng are the only two provinces in South Africa where more than two-thirds of households earn salaries as their main sources of income. In the rest of the country, according to the 2015 General Household Survey, households rely significantly on grants to get by.
9 June, 2016
A Filthy worn-out mattress on beer crates is the only item resembling a bed inside a dilapidated two-room structure shared by 15 members of a family living in Limpopo.
2 June, 2016
When Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters, recently told parliament that the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) discount offer on old e-toll debt had brought in only R145 million of the R5.9 billion it was owed, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse was quick to ask: “What clearer me
1 June, 2016
The Department of Social Development says it is working on making child protection a year-long commitment. The department’s director-general, Connie Nxumalo, points out that children need to be protected as they are the future of any country.
1 June, 2016
Mona is a homeless sex worker who has been beaten and gang raped by a gang of six armed police officers. Her story and those of many other vulnerable sex workers have been published in research reports by Amnesty International.
1 June, 2016
Eight children who were on the waiting list to be evacuated abroad for cardiac surgery recently met their fortune from philanthropic cardiac surgeons who visited University Teaching Hospital (UTH) from Italy.
1 June, 2016
According to an article by Qeko Jele titled ‘Workable solution to end albino killings in Malawi’, the news that about 17 people of albinism have so far been abducted, killed and/or some mutilated in Malawi is heartbreaking.
1 June, 2016
According to a Zimbabwean pro-democracy non-governmental organisation, "... There has been an upsurge of intra-party violence within ZANU PF as President Robert Mugabe's loyalists bay for the blood of his perceived opponents.
1 June, 2016
Remittances - of both Diaspora and non-governmental organisations flows - into Zimbabwe fell 16 percent in the first quarter to US$192.9 million against US$231.4 million recorded in the same period a year ago.
1 June, 2016
Psychiatrist from South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), Dr. Antoinette Miric, says substance abuse and the environment may trigger Bipolar Disorder.
1 June, 2016
Supporters of affordable housing in Cape Town have lodged a ‘racism’ complaint with Mayor, Patricia de Lille, over comments a ratepayers group official made about a contentious site in Sea Point.
1 June, 2016
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and life assurance company, Lion of Africa, have reached a settlement before an application by the agency was heard by the Constitutional Court.
26 May, 2016
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is from now on taking online applications from returning and prospective students at universities for the 2017 academic year.  
26 May, 2016
Human rights advocates from major Western nations and organisations are protesting against a United Nations decision to bar 22 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) affiliated groups from taking part in a high-level United Nations AIDS conference next month.  
26 May, 2016
Zimbabwean non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have welcomed the withdrawal of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission (NPRC) Bill from Parliament following MPs' adverse report.  

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