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24 June, 2015
Portugal's former leftist president, Jorge Sampaio, and Namibian eye specialist, Helena Ndume, were awarded the first United Nations (UN) Nelson Mandela Prize for their work to better humanity.
24 June, 2015
The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC) says the new National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head must rise above the factions and demonstrate the ability to prosecute without fear, favour and prejudice.
24 June, 2015
Cell C wants to know why Vodacom’s R7bn bid for Neotel was approved by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), and the company is even threatening legal action to try to stop the buyout.
24 June, 2015
The Department of Basic Education recently unveiled its draft policy on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. One of the policy’s proposals is to formalise sex and sexuality education in schools as part of the Life Orientation subject.
24 June, 2015
The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) says any amendments to the e-road regulations under the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) Act to withhold car licence discs on the basis of outstanding e-tolls must first be published for public comment.
24 June, 2015
South Africa’s Catholic bishops say it is unfair to pass on the burden of Eskom failures to customers‚ especially the poor.
17 June, 2015
A tough stance was taken regarding the issue of child marriage, when the African Union delivered their formal position on ending child marriage in Africa at the Summit in Johannesburg.
17 June, 2015
Zimbabwe Exiles Forum claims that hundreds of Zimbabweans living in South Africa do not have a special permit which allows them to legally work and study in the country.
17 June, 2015
Africa has taken a step closer to realising a free trading zone in the continent that will open up the market for member states. Heads of states and government signed an agreement that month in Egypt that will pave the way for a single customs union in the continent.
17 June, 2015
Zimbabwean President and African Union chairperson, Robert Mugabe, has urged African countries to work together to eradicate xenophobic attacks similar to the spate of violence experienced in South Africa in recent months.
17 June, 2015
Zimbabwean President and African Union chairperson, Robert Mugabe, gave a warm tribute to women. During his speech at the opening of the African Union (AU) Assembly in Johannesburg, Mugabe reiterated the importance of economically empowering women.
17 June, 2015
Pretoria High Court Judge Hans Fabricius has granted the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) a temporary order to prevent Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, from leaving South Africa until the urgent application to have him arrested has been heard.
17 June, 2015
South Africa has over the past five years made significant strides in fighting the battle against the HIV/Aids epidemic, according to the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA).
17 June, 2015
Amid the debacle over South Africa’s refusal to arrest Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, the chairperson of Parliament’s portfolio committee on international relations, Siphosezwe Masango, suggested that all African nations should consider withdrawing from the International Criminal Court.
17 June, 2015
Leigh Davids‚ who has been a sex worker for more than two decades‚ faces the same threats almost everyday; harassment‚ assault and rape and this is the reality faced by many sex workers in South Africa but some do not live to tell the tale.

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