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27 August, 2015
Violence against women is a serious problem worldwide and data from 80 different countries show that 35 percent of all women have been physically or sexually abused by an intimate partner, or have experienced non-partner sexual violence.
27 August, 2015
The issue of funding dominated discussions at the World Water Week in in Stockholm, Swedish, as delegates mainly from Africa, discussed water and sanitation challenges on the continent.
27 August, 2015
According to Chido Chikuni, it is heartening that the newly appointed Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition director, Philan Zamchiya, has seen the light and made a reversal on the stance of regime change that his Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has been pursuing.
27 August, 2015
United Kingdom charity, Techfortrade, is trying to make 3D printing affordable for developing countries by creating software that is able to take e-waste components and use them to build 3D printers.
27 August, 2015
Zimbabwe’s local government minister, Saviour Kasukuwere's decision to fire mainly MDC-T councils across the country could hit a snag after a human rights group threatened a Constitutional Court application.
20 August, 2015
As heads of state gather for the 35th Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Botswana, leading human rights organisations say the incoming chairperson, President Ian Khama, should use his role to ratchet up pressure on member states to respect the fundamental rights of the
20 August, 2015
Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, says the West is using non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to impose puppet governments in Africa and the current Ivorian administration is an example of a country that cannot make independent decisions without consulting France.
20 August, 2015
Political leaders are calling for stronger leadership in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as Botswana President, Ian Khama, assumes the chairpersonship from Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe.
20 August, 2015
Political leaders are calling for stronger leadership in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as Botswana President, Ian Khama, assumes the chairpersonship from Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe.
20 August, 2015
Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have described the regional body’s dependence on foreign funding as a ‘profound weakness’ and have called for alternatives.
20 August, 2015
The World Bank says millions of young South Africa are jobless and searching for work but they could not be employed because they lacked the requisite skills for the modern day work environment.
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.

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