Monthly Archives: November 2016

FORCING YUUNG GIRLS INTO MARRIAGE NOW A CRIME UNDER SOUTH AFRICAN LAW

The practice of forcing young girls into marriage with older men, known as "ukuthwala in South Africa's Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces is now a criminal offence.It has now been incorporated into the Trafficking in Persons Actm it was disclose...

FINANCE MINISTER GORDHAN TO LEAD TEAM SOUTH AFRICA TO 2017 WEF MEETING IN DAVOS

South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says responsible and responsive leadership in the country and in other countries around the world is important to ensure that inclusive societies are built.He says this is a very import theme for the 2017

TOP SOUTH AFRICAN JUDGE VOICES CONCERN ABOUT OVERCROWDING IN PRISONS

South Africa's top judge, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons and has called on the Justice cluster of government departments to work together to minimise the problem.As an example, it is not necessary to ...

NATIONAL TREASURY VOICES SUPPORT FOR SOUTH AFRICAN MINIMUM WAGE PROPOSAL

South Africa's National Treasury fully supports the report and approach on the national minimum wage unveiled by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.The report represents a balanced, thoughtful and construct...

SOUTH AFRICA MAKING NEW GAINS IN FIGHT AGAINST HIV/AIDS, STUDY SHOWS

New gains have been made by South Africa in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic although the figures still remain high, according to the 2nd National Burden of Disease Study of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC).The study, which

SAVE WATER, DRINK WINE, SUGGEST EXCO MEMBER IN SOUTH AFRICA’S WESTERN CAPE

An executive council member in the provincial government of South Africa's Western Cape province has jokingly suggested that drought-hit South Africans can save water by drinking wine/In comments made to promote the fantastic wines which South Africa p...

SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM ONE STEP FROM REACHING AFRICAN CUP FINAL

The South African women's football team is one step away from reaching the 2016 Confederation of African Football (CAF) African Women's Cup of Nations final.Following their impressive 5-0 victory over Egypt in the quarterfinals, Banyana will face Niger...

SOUTH AFRICAN COURT SENTENCES SERIAL RAPIST TO 384 YEARS IMPRISONMENT

The Johannesburg High Court has sentenced serial rapist Lucky Simelane who had been terrorising women in the East Rand area near here for four years to 384 years imprisonment. The 33-year-old Simelane began his raping spree in 2010 until 2014.

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