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In South Africa, A Zero-Waste Food Bus Hopes To Drive Away Hunger

In South Africa, A Zero-Waste Food Bus Hopes To Drive Away Hunger

 When Sidney Beukes got his bus driver’s licence, he never imagined himself behind the wheel of a 40-year-old school bus that has been turned into a mobile grocery store serving low-income residents of Johannesburg. The bus is not an easy drive: there is no power steering and it chugs along. But Beukes said every time […]

Jacob Zuma Seeks to Get Prosecutor Billy Downer Removed From Graft Trial

Jacob Zuma Seeks to Get Prosecutor Billy Downer Removed From Graft Trial

Court proceedings at the kick-off of Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial were swift and clinical on Monday, with a postponement to May 26. Ace Magashule, Carl Niehaus, Bongani Bongo, Tony Yengeni and former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo were among his VIP supporters who crunched into the courtroom ‘A’ gallery. The Pietermaritzburg high court heard on […]

Zulu Embarks On GBV, Youth Development Outreach Programme

Zulu Embarks On GBV, Youth Development Outreach Programme

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu is set to conduct follow -up programme on youth development and gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The two-day programme which gets underway today follows a 2020 visit that formed part of the 365 Days of Action Against GBVF, with a specific focus on areas identified as hotspots […]

Electricity Prices to Increase By 15%

Electricity Prices to Increase By 15%

The North Gauteng High Court has ordered that an amount of R10 billion be added to Eskom’s allowable revenue to be recovered from tariff customers in the 2021/22 financial year. “This consent order follows Eskom’s application in terms of section 18(3) of the Superior Courts Act, 2013, that Eskom should be permitted to recover R23billion […]

Pressure Mounts On Ramaphosa To Announce Decisive Steps To Combat Gender-Based

Pressure Mounts On Ramaphosa To Announce Decisive Steps To Combat Gender-Based

Gender activists have called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to use his 2021 State of the Nation Address to announce concrete measures to tackle the nationwide scourge of gender-based-violence. Two sentences of life imprisonment were imposed on Lungile Nxelelwa by the Palm Springs Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 10 February for the murder of his girlfriend, Keneilwe […]

Pregnant Women Struggle to Find Support, Stability After Displacement From Tigray Region in Ethiopia

Pregnant Women Struggle to Find Support, Stability After Displacement From Tigray Region in Ethiopia

“When you think about your future, you never plan to be uprooted from the comfort of your home and find fragile safety in a tent,” said Hiwot*, 24, from Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray Region. Yet this is exactly where she found herself in early December, while she was seven months pregnant. Fighting intensified around her neighbourhood, […]

GBVF Response Fund Raises R128 Million

GBVF Response Fund Raises R128 Million

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his sincere appreciation to the private sector for the R128 million pledge by companies and organised business to help fight the scourge of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) in South Africa. The amount was raised during the launch of Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) Response Fund 1 aimed at supporting […]

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 […]

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