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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.
3 March, 2015
Greenpeace executive director, Kumi Naidoo, wants to know if the South African government has been spying on him. He told reporters at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg that he has written to Intelligence Minister, David Mahlobo, to get clarity on the matter.
3 March, 2015
The high court had harsh words for the department of home affairs because it took seven years to finalise an asylum application by a Congolese national who fled persecution in his homeland.
3 March, 2015
Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's US$5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that has been presented only three times in eight years.
3 March, 2015
The United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki Moon, has commended the Lesotho Independent Electoral Commission for preparing the elections. Ki-moon has also hailed the Southern African Development Community, which has led efforts to peacefully resolve political challenges in Lesotho.
3 March, 2015
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) says any plans aimed at saving the besieged e-tolling system will not work without the support of the majority of road users.
3 March, 2015
Electronic payments company Net1 UEPS Technologies has more time to continue carrying out a social grant tender amid a Constitutional Court decision to suspend a bidding deadline.
3 March, 2015
Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, says the e-toll tariffs will be adjusted downwards but government remains committed to the principle of road users funding improvements to keep the South African National Roads Agency Limited solvent.
3 March, 2015
Government is planning to introduce social assistance to unemployed South Africans between the ages of 19 and 59 who do not receive support from government.

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