City of Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has agreed to sign a settlement agreement in Brakpan, Johannesburg on Friday, bringing to a close a South African Human Rights Commission mediation process. The process was initiated after four complainants approached the SAHRC, alleging that comments Masina had made on April 10, 201, at an event held to commemorate the late Chris Hani, amounted to hate speech.
In this April 5, 2018 photo, prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, center, and defendant Nguyen Bac Truyen listen to the verdict at a trial in Hanoi. Nguyen Van Mieng, the lawyer for prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai said he was sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of house arrest while his fellow activists received sentences from seven to 12 years at the one-day trial Thursday.
Peoples Church, 6644 N. 1000 W. Road, Bourbonnais, will have discipleship classes, “I am a Church Member” and “Praying God's Word,” on Wednesdays in April.Taize Prayer Maternity BVM Church, 308 E. Marsile Ave., Bourbonnais, will have Taize Prayer from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday: a simple prayer service of song, Scripture, light and meditation, modeled after an ecumenical Christian monastic community in the '40s. It's offered the first Friday of the month.Supper Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 E. McArdle Road, Coal City, will have a “Hallelujah” soup supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, serving vegetable beef and chicken noodle soups, with a sandwich, crackers, beverage, ice cream and dessert.
The DA's more than 2 000 delegates are going to congress divided over what the inclusion of “diversity” as a value should mean in practical terms. “As a black person, if I am going to be chosen for a position purely to fill in quotas, it's going to be a slap in my face, because I don't want to be elected into any position or be promoted into any position because of the colour of my skin.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to appear in court on Friday to face corruption charges just two months after being ousted by his own party. The trial marks a dramatic turnaround in South Africa where Zuma held a tight grip on power for almost a decade before his former deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, won the leadership of the ruling African National Congress in December and took over as president in February.
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