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17 March, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former United States first lady and secretary of state believes the full participation of women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 21st Century.
17 March, 2015
South Africa has slipped five positions to 10th on the latest Inter-Parliamentary Union’s list of Women in Parliament.
17 March, 2015
Zimbabwe expects to pay off decades-old arrears with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) within the next year, despite an IMF forecast that it sees the country's economy weakening further in the 2015.
17 March, 2015
Joel Quirk and André Broome say that the Global Slavery Index is profoundly flawed methodologically, yet it remains widely and often uncritically cited.
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.

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