Newsflashes

9 June, 2015
The Department of Social Development is advocating a change to the law so that social workers employed by government can process child adoption applications‚ as opposed to it being done only by adoption agencies.  
9 June, 2015
According to Gilles Virgili, violence is widespread in South African society to the extent that the country has been described as having the highest prevalence of violence in the world.  
2 June, 2015
Google increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data.  
2 June, 2015
If South Africa implements the World Health Organisation's landmark resolutions on air pollution, the government will have to take action against polluting companies, including Eskom.  
2 June, 2015
The United Nations (UN) states that individuals who are coerced into international drug smuggling should be considered victims of human trafficking.  
2 June, 2015
The United Nations (UN) plans to raise $1.6 billion from donors to improve agriculture, food security, health and governance in Zimbabwe between the years 2016-2020.  
2 June, 2015
Early antiretroviral treatment after diagnosis of HIV infection significantly reduces the likelihood of getting AIDS or other serious illnesses, according to results from a large international clinical trial published.  
2 June, 2015
The Department of Social Development has launched the Child Protection Week, a period in which all are encouraged to ensure that children are protected from all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation.  
2 June, 2015
David Lewis‚ executive director of the South Africa’s leading non-governmental anti-graft agency‚ Corruption Watch‚ has criticised Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s report exonerating President Jacob Zuma of having to pay anything for the upgrades to his Nkandla home.  
2 June, 2015
The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has refuted rumours that its Draft Online Regulation Policy will censor Internet usage in South Africa.  
2 June, 2015
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has rejected the latest revised e-toll tariffs.   COSATU says it will be going back to the streets to campaign against the system, which it believes is a form of privatisation of public goods.  
2 June, 2015
Food Bank South Africa says although a third of South Africa's food ends up in landfill sites, about 11 million people in the country go hungry daily.  
27 May, 2015
The heightened campaign to legalise abortion in Zambia is a push by superpowers with the sole purpose is reducing the numbers of black Africa, according to a comment in the Lusaka Times, by a concerned citizen of Zambia.
27 May, 2015
Chiefs in Zambia’s Southern Province have called for more support from government and the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to firmly address the rising cases of child marriages in their areas.
26 May, 2015
The Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) says it has written an open letter to the South African ministers of Justice and of International Relations and Co-operation, asking that South Africa abide by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court 27 of 2002 (the ICC Act).

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