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SA Records Over 500 Deaths In A Single Day Due to Covid-19

SA Records Over 500 Deaths In A Single Day Due to Covid-19

South Africa recorded its second-highest daily death count since the pandemic after 513 people succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday. The country’s largest spike in a single day was last reported in July, when 572 patients died, due to COVID-19 complications. According to the Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, of the latest fatalities, 202 were reported […]

Veterans Kori Moraba and Chef Dorah Sitole Die Of COVID-19 Complications

Veterans Kori Moraba and Chef Dorah Sitole Die Of COVID-19 Complications

It is another sad day for the people of Mzansi as the country lost Setswana contemporary musician icon Kori Moraba to Covid-19 related complications as well as an award-winning author and former food editor at True Love magazine, Dorah Sitole. Moraba, 73, died at the Netcare Bougainville Hospital in Pretoria, and Sitole’s family confirmed she died at […]

Dialogue On Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

Dialogue On Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa during a dialogue to mark the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign To the women of our nation, To my fellow South Africans, Since just after sunrise this morning, our national flag has been flying at half-mast across the country in memory of the […]

UNISA Appoints First Female Vice Chancellor

UNISA Appoints First Female Vice Chancellor

For the first time since the establishment of the University of South Africa (UNISA) 148 years ago, the university has appointed its first female Principal and Vice Chancellor (VC), with effect from 1 January 2021. This follows the approval of the appointment of Professor Puleng LenkaBula as the incoming Principal and Vice Chancellor during the […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa Embarks On Coronavirus Covid-19 Self-Quarantine

President Cyril Ramaphosa Embarks On Coronavirus Covid-19 Self-Quarantine

President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun a period of self-quarantine following the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a guest at a dinner attended by the President on Saturday, 24 October 2020. The President wishes the guest, who is receiving medical attention, a safe and speedy recovery, and wishes other guests good health. On Saturday, 24 October, the […]

Child Marriages Remain A Major Challenge In South African Development Community

Child Marriages Remain A Major Challenge In South African Development Community

There has been a flurry of legal battles to end child marriages in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region over the past few years. Successes have been scored on the legal front at both regional and national levels but equally so there have been some noticeable barriers in the fight against child marriages. In […]

President Ramaphosa Rallies UN In Fight Against GBV

President Ramaphosa Rallies UN In Fight Against GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on governments represented at the United Nations General Assembly to end all forms of violence against women and girls. The President was speaking during a virtual high-level meeting to mark the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women convened by the United Nations General Assembly. “This session should […]

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

SA Cabinet Reiterates Determination To Win GBVF Fight

Cabinet has reiterated its determination to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) by strengthening the law and providing psychosocial support and advocacy programmes within communities. Based on data obtained through the South African Police Service (SAPS), the government has identified 30 GBVF hotspots around the country. “Cabinet has assured the affected communities that working with […]

South African Government Tightens Law To Curb GBV

South African Government Tightens Law To Curb GBV

The South African government and its partners will make good on its promise to protect the country’s women and children against gender-based violence, President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed. To demonstrate this commitment, the government recently set the wheels in motion to tighten perceived legislative loopholes. Apart from the R1.6 billion Emergency Response Action Plan to […]

Women’s Empowerment To Become Central In Government Policies

Women’s Empowerment To Become Central In Government Policies

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza say the issue of women’s empowerment will be central in government policies, regulatory reform and programmatic intervention. Addressing a virtual dialogue webinar with female farmers on Monday, Didiza acknowledged that South Africa has progressed in a number of areas to improve the position of women in […]

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