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17 March, 2015
The African Union (AU) says the empowerment of women is a possible solution to problems women on the continent face, like poverty. AU chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, says empowerment starts with involving women in academia to inspire young women.
17 March, 2015
A group of youth activists condemned the Namibian government's intention to approve the lease of 10 000 hectares of fertile land to a Chinese company wanting to grow tobacco for export.
10 March, 2015
South Africa’s Navi Pillay earned a reputation for naming and shaming nations when she was United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and she chided South Africa for its stances on the Ukraine and Syrian crises.
10 March, 2015
The United Nations (UN) official driving the global women’s agenda has called on countries to ensure that laws enacted to protect women and girls are enforceable with strict consequences.
10 March, 2015
New guidelines from the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend people of all ages reduce ‘free sugar' intake to less than 10 percent of daily energy intakes and warn of the health risks of hidden sweeteners.
10 March, 2015
Zimbabwe has confirmed eight cases of cholera, including two on the border with South Africa. According to the country’s state-owned newspaper, Herald, two children, aged five and 10, had been quarantined with cholera at Beitbridge District Hospital.
10 March, 2015
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that more than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music.
10 March, 2015
University of Pretoria Centre for Child Law Professor, Ann Skelton, says even if the justice committee's bid to decriminalise sexual intercourse among teenagers is successful, it will still be a crime for adults to have sex with children under the age of 16-years-old.
10 March, 2015
This month’s gazetted draft online regulation policy by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) that could potentially curtail online freedom of expression has been criticised for its lack of engagement by the industry’s main body.
10 March, 2015
President Jacob Zuma says the African continent is still faced with a deficit in women leadership. Every year on the 8th March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to take stock of what has been achieved in relation to women emancipation.
10 March, 2015
Judgment has been reserved in the High Court in Cape Town in an application by the South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) about the cellphone jamming in the National Assembly during this year’s State-of-the-Nation address.
10 March, 2015
After 20 years of democracy, 14 million citizens still go to bed hungry every night, while less than half the number of households in the country consistently have enough food to eat.
3 March, 2015
The former Kenyan Prime Minister and head of African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM), Raila Odinga, has applauded the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the government of South Africa for their commitment to bringing peace and stability in Lesotho.
3 March, 2015
The global state of human rights is grim and violations in South Africa are on the rise. This is the message delivered by Amnesty International Southern Africa director, Deprose Muchena, at the launch of its annual report in Johannesburg.
3 March, 2015
The World Bank is working with other development finance institutions to raise some US$500 million to modernise weather and flood forecasting services in Africa.

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