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24 October, 2014
The African Farmers' Association of SA (AFASA) says that government must ensure land is allocated to individuals who have the capacity to use it.  
24 October, 2014
The FW de Klerk Foundation says that President Jacob Zuma’s comments regarding the distinction between proper state expenditure and self-enrichment are disturbing.  
24 October, 2014
Following numerous reports of abuse, Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has asked the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to establish an office at the Lindela Repatriation Centre.  
24 October, 2014
The Department of Social Development says just under 16 million South Africans are receiving some form of social security grant from government last year.  
20 October, 2014
Rights organisation, Gender Links, says that, "Cultural practices and customary laws in Southern Africa Development Committee (SADC) limit women's ability to access, own and control means of production such as land and livestock."  
20 October, 2014
Mozambicans voted in elections on 15 October 2014 in hopes of escaping years of poverty and conflict by tapping into the country’s huge energy resources.  
20 October, 2014
Zambia’s local government and housing minister, Emmanuel Chenda, believes there is a need for concerted family and community-based activities to supplement government efforts in combating early marriages, teenage pregnancies and gender-based violence (GBV).  
20 October, 2014
Protesters burnt their unpaid e-toll bills on top of an empty coffin while singing the national anthem outside the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) offices in Pretoria on Saturday, 18 October 2014.  
20 October, 2014
Around 200 people marched in Cape Town on Saturday, 18 October 2014, to demand lower mobile call rates and media transformation.   The group blew whistles as they marched down Long Street and carried signs stating ‘Free Set Top Box’ and ‘Media for the people’.  
17 October, 2014
According to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) electoral observer mission (SEOM) deployed to monitor Mozambican elections, that country’s 2014 elections were generally ‘peaceful, transparent, free and fair and credible’.
17 October, 2014
Oxfam says that a more holistic and integrated approach needs to be developed to end the scourge of hunger in South Africa. 
17 October, 2014
A United Nations (UN) trust fund seeking nearly US$1 billion for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs to fight Ebola in West Africa has received a deposit of just US$100 000 nearly a month after it was set up.
17 October, 2014
The Corruption Watch says Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, will be honoured with Amnesty International's 'Person of Integrity' award for 2014.
17 October, 2014
Very few people in the African National Congress support the tolling of Gauteng's highways, according to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).
17 October, 2014
More than 500 learners from the Surrey Primary School in Manenberg on the Cape Flats are benefitting from a feeding scheme run by the Department of Basic Education together with Foodbank South Africa and a breakfast cereal company.

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