Newsflashes

20 August, 2015
A transgender woman has told of her trauma at being mistreated by the Department of Home Affairs officials in Centurion, who allegedly prevented her from applying for a gender change in her identity book.
20 August, 2015
iThemba, a rhino from KwaZulu-Natal, received a skin graft to treat a wound left by poachers as they hacked out her horn. The female rhino was attacked and poachers got away with one of her horns and killed her baby.
20 August, 2015
Official policy documents show that more women are now active in the economy as entrepreneurs in South Africa. A range of healthcare initiatives are targeted at improving women's health in an effort to prevent opportunistic diseases.
20 August, 2015
The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) has questioned the provincial authority’s ‘apparent involvement’ in the celebrity e-tolls advertisements.
20 August, 2015
Cabinet has approved the submission of the Films and Publications Amendment Bill which is guided by policy that has been criticised for seeking to curb internet freedoms.
12 August, 2015
Rights group, Amnesty International, says sex workers are one of the most marginalised groups in the world who face constant risk of discrimination, violence and abuse.
12 August, 2015
South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says that lasting stability in Lesotho will be promoted if stakeholders in that country give consideration to the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) recommendations on constitutional and security reforms.
12 August, 2015
Zambia’s vice-president, Inonge Wina, has urged Zambians to be more innovative and start originating ideas on their own.
12 August, 2015
According to Obert Gutu, one of the major rationales of not taxing churches Zimbabwe is that the church is a non-profit making organisation.
12 August, 2015
Zambia’s Community Development, Mother and Child Health Minister, Emerine Kabanshi, says more than 400 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have registered under the 2009 NGO Act.
12 August, 2015
Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, says South Africa’s electoral system is flawed and needs to be overhauled to promote greater accountability and good governance.
12 August, 2015
Corruption Watch and Freedom Under Law have approached the High Court in Pretoria to have the decision to remove former National Prosecuting Authority head, Mxolisi Nxasana, declared invalid and set aside.
12 August, 2015
Following on from his brilliant analysis, which showed why President Jacob Zuma is wrong about who to blame for the mess at Eskom, Helen Suzman Foundation’s, Elias Phaahla, looks at the progress of Medupi power station in the Limpopo Province.
12 August, 2015
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) condemns the wave of lawlessness that our country is experiencing at so many levels.
12 August, 2015
The portfolio committee on Home Affairs has unanimously adopted the Refugee Amendment Bill 2015, which will open hearings of the Refugee Appeals Board to the media and public. The committee also says it would recommend that the bill be adopted and passed by the National Assembly.

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