Port Elizabeth Schools, which are meant to be safe havens for children, are now high risk areas for them to be sexually abused by teachers and caretakers, Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women Susan Shabangu said on Saturday. “This year we have witnessed the worst and most shocking incidents of violence against women and children,” Shabangu said at the during the launch of the 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth.
Security officials had their hands full on Friday morning as scores of shoppers broke glass, damaged security monitors and fought each other for the best Black Friday deals. At Canal Walk Shopping Centre in Century City, Cape town, additional private security officials were deployed after shoppers forced their way into a Game store, damaging the store's entrance and security monitors.
Johannesburg President Jacob Zuma has declared a special provincial funeral in the Free State for liberation struggle veteran and former SA Ambassador to Russia, Dr Mochubela 'Wesi' Seekoe, who passed away on Monday. Zuma said Seekoe will be remembered for the significant contribution he made during the liberation struggle and in the development of a democratic South Africa.
Johannesburg Pay-TV company MultiChoice has denied claims of a corrupt relationship between itself and former minister of communications Faith Muthambi. The company put out a statement saying it “noted the News24 article on our contract with ANN7″ after this publication earlier on Friday published an article detailing questionable payments from MultiChoice to the news channel.
Johannesburg Suspended Gauteng director of mental health Makgabo Manamela has failed to take responsibility for the deaths of more than 140 mentally ill patients, former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke said on Friday. A visibly irritated Moseneke told Manamela during her testimony at the Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearing that Levy Mosenogi, the head of the project which saw more than 147 Life Esidimeni patience die, warned her that people would die.
A large cohort study in South Africa has revealed that that low-level viraemia in HIV-positive patients who are receiving antiretroviral treatment is an important risk factor for treatment failure. Viraemia is a medical condition where viruses enter the bloodstream and thus have access to the rest of the body.
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