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President Calls For A Joint Sitting of Parliament To Combat GBV

President Calls For A Joint Sitting of Parliament To Combat GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to discuss a new approach to combating violence against women. The President’s call for an extraordinary sitting comes in the wake of a surge of violence against women. “Referring to violence perpetrated against women in the last […]

We Should Not Reject That Which Unites Us – Ramaphosa

We Should Not Reject That Which Unites Us – Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa batted away populist calls on Thursday for Die Stem to be removed from the national anthem, saying “we should not reject that which unites us”. Ramaphosa was giving an oral reply to a question from FF Plus MP Dr Cornelius Mulder who asked, “with reference to Section 83(c) of the Constitution of […]

‘Unfounded’ Case Against #thetotalshutdown Protesters Closed

‘Unfounded’ Case Against #thetotalshutdown Protesters Closed

The case against the organisers of the #TheTotalShutdown march in Tshwane has been closed, police said on Monday. A statement released by Rise-Up Against Gender-Based Violence earlier on Monday stated that the conveners of the march to the Union Buildings on August 1 had been charged by police for offences related to the march. Thousands […]

Zuma Exit Appears Step Closer as ANC Holds Transition Talks

Zuma Exit Appears Step Closer as ANC Holds Transition Talks

South African President Jacob Zuma appeared a step closer to resigning as he held crunch negotiations on the terms of his exit with the new leader of the ruling African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa. The talks prompted the ANC’s National Executive Committee, its top decision-making body, to postpone a special meeting called for Wednesday to […]