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Violence against women reaches crisis point in South Africa

Women in South Africa continue to experience extremely high rates of violence. The alarming statistics on femicide, rape and domestic violence demonstrate these unprecedented levels. “The Violence Against Women In South Africa, A country in Crisis report” released last week by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation …

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SABC Board Interview: Gladys Nethengwe

Parliament is busy conducting the three day SABC Board interview process for the permanent appointment of the SABC Board. The Portfolio Committee on Communications is expected to interview 12 candidates out of the 24 individuals remaining on Thursday. For more news, visit: source

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The face of poverty in South Africa

More and more South Africans are living below the poverty line. Figures released to day show that 55 percent of South Africa’s population is now living in poverty. the STATS indicate that 30 million people live on less than R441 per month. This means that one in two South Africans …

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Grace Mugabe is back in Harare: Sophie Mokoena

Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe appears to have been granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa. Grace Mugabe was facing assault charges in South Africa, but had applied for diplomatic immunity. Meanwhile, the close of the SADC Heads of State summit close has been moved forward to eleven o’clock on Sunday …

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Israel delegates in South Africa

A delegation of 5 members of the Israeli Parliament led by MK Dr. Nachman Shai arrived in South Africa last week. The visit was about promoting dialogue, understanding and cooperation between Israel and South Africa. The delegation met with leaders from across the South African political spectrum: Senior ANC member, …

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Gender based violence in South Africa a concern for WHO

The World Health Organization is concerned about a steady increase in numbers of gender based violence in South Africa. The study released by the WHO show that 65 percent of women in the country have experienced domestic abuse. A group of domestic abuse survivors are fighting the scourge of abuse …

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Professor David Hornsby on relations between SA and Zimbabwe

Thursday, Advocate Gerrie Nel announced that he will be representing 20-year-old Gabriella Engels. Engels was allegedly severely assaulted by Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe with an extension cord at a Sandton hotel on Sunday. Mugabe is now exploring diplomatic immunity in the matter. To talk more on this and what …

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SABC News 06H30 Headlines, 20 August 2017

*The Transport Department says both South African Airways and Air Zimbabwe have now submitted the foreign operators’ permits required by international aviation regulations. *Former Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana’s resignation has been welcomed by political parties. Manana is accused of assaulting a woman at a Johannesburg nightclub. *South Africa opened …

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South Africa closer to accessing more affordable mobile data rates

With commissions of inquiry probing the high prices of mobile data. South Africans are a step closer to accessing more affordable rates. The Competition Commission is probing possible collusion between the cellphone giants. It believes there are features in the telecommunications sector that prevent and restrict competition. For more news, …

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Grace Mugabe is still in SA, seeks diplomatic immunity

The Ministry of Police has confirmed that Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe is still in South Africa. And that she is seeking diplomatic immunity in her bid to stave off a charge of assaulting a 20-year-old Johannesburg woman on Sunday. Harare has already dispatched a diplomatic note to Pretoria. The …

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Doing business in South Africa: Gasant Orrie

Tonight we’re looking at the so-called investment strike. South African businesses are sitting on a lot of cash and there’s a debate about how serious or significant the number is. Listed companies seem to be stockpiling an estimated R1.4 trillion according to research done by the Centre for Competition, Regulation …

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SABC News 06H30 Headline, 16 August 2017

*The fifth commemoration of the Marikana massacre will take place on Wednesday. *Five ANC members of parliament who boycotted a meeting of parliament’s portfolio committee on Public Service and Administration on Tuesday will face a disciplinary hearing. *Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is reported to have left South Africa after …

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