Johannesburg Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa likened the killings at Marikana, in the North West, to the situation at the notorious Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. “What is taking place on the platinum belt is no different to the impunity enjoyed by assassins at Glebelands Hostel in Durban, the killers of ANC councillors and other activists in KwaZulu-Natal and in northern Pondoland,” read a statement sent on Thursday.
Johannesburg Gauteng Premier David Makhura has appointed a Special Committee of the Executive Council aimed at improving school safety, educating learners and empowering them to break the silence on sexual abuse and assault. The committee includes provincial Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, Community Safety MEC Sizakhele Nkosi-Malobane and Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza.
The Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2017 winners have been announced, with Investigative Journalism category winner, Suzanne Venter from Rapport winning the SA Story of the Year for Life Esidimeni and City Press' Sipho Masondo crowned Journalist of the Year. Masondo was also a finalist in the Investigative Journalism category for Watergate .
Sompo International Holdings Ltd. , a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. , today announced the launch of a new strategic partnership in Africa. Sompo International will form alliances with both Sanlam Limited and SAHAM Finances through a partnership agreement executed by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. .
A much-needed 60% percent chance of rain has been forecast for the Western Cape, while temperatures continue to soar in the north-east of the country. Cape Town The defence in the murder trial of Johannesburg businessman Jason Rohde claims that his wife Susan, whom he is accused of murdering, injured her thigh while doing a handstand.
A much-needed 60% percent chance of rain has been forecast for the Western Cape, while temperatures continue to soar in the north-east of the country. President Jacob Zuma unveiled a larger than life-size statue of struggle icon OR Tambo at the airport named after him.
Ciclope , a leading international festival that recognises and rewards exceptional craft in moving image, has invited four prominent figures in the South African film industry to sit on the jury of its upcoming awards show, which takes place on 26-27 October in Berlin, Germany. The South Africans joining other global industry leaders as part of Ciclope's Grand Jury are Rozanne Rocha-Gray , Hylton Heather , Jannette de Villiers and Debbie Dannheisser Rocha-Gray will also join the festival's Executive Jury, responsible for determining the 2017 winners.
It's just one of the many ironies of the African Union that two of its most important recent instruments – which theoretically increased the continent's judicial and legislative powers – are both referred to, colloquially, as the 'Malabo Protocol'. That's because they were both adopted in the city of that name, Equatorial Guinea's capital, during the AU summit there in June 2014.
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