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South Africa Produces Its First Ventilators To Fight COVID-19

South Africa Produces Its First Ventilators To Fight COVID-19

The first of thousands of South African-designed ventilators rolled off a Cape Town assembly line on Friday, responding to requests from hospitals needing them for severe COVID-19 cases but unable to get them on global markets, officials said. Poorly resourced hospitals across Africa, which is nearing a million cases of COVID-19 — more than half […]

South Africans Go Online To Document Police Brutality

South Africans Go Online To Document Police Brutality

Strict enforcement of South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown by police and the army has placed the spotlight on official brutality, a cause of anger among the majority Black population for decades. Now a coalition of human rights organisations called C19 is seeking to document those abuses, hoping the data gathered will drive reform. A new website […]

CAF Creates Women’s Champions League

CAF Creates Women’s Champions League

Tsichlas, who is also a member of the CAF Organising Committee for Women’s Football, said this will help grow the game tremendously, not only in South Africa but also on the continent. “A year after we established the SAFA National Women’s League and now this, I am really excited because now our own league’s competitiveness […]

Black South African Healthcare Workers Are Underpaid

Black South African Healthcare Workers Are Underpaid

It will take the average professional nurse 65 years to earn the annual salary of a chief executive officer of one of the private hospital groups in South Africa. This is according to Oxfam report The Right to Dignified Healthcare Work, a Right to Dignified Healthcare for All. Oxfam South Africa collaborated with a number of organisations […]

South Africa Records The Deadliest COVID-19 Outbreak In 24hrs

South Africa Records The Deadliest COVID-19 Outbreak In 24hrs

South Africa recorded its deadliest 24 hours since the Coronavirus outbreak after 128 people succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Of the new deaths, 52 are from the Western Cape, 36 from Gauteng, 25 from the Eastern Cape, 11 from KwaZulu-Natal and four from Mpumalanga, bringing the death toll to 2 657. The number of COVID-19 […]

De Lille Signs Off Shelters For GBV Victims

De Lille Signs Off Shelters For GBV Victims

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia de Lille, says the government has signed off 12 properties in Gauteng and the Western Cape to be used as shelters for victims of gender-based violence. The Minister said this when she participated in a debate on gender-based violence in the National Assembly’s hybrid sitting on Tuesday afternoon. “As […]

COVID-19 Cases Surpass 150 000, 128 More Deaths

COVID-19 Cases Surpass 150 000, 128 More Deaths

South Africa recorded its deadliest 24 hours since the Coronavirus outbreak after 128 people succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Of the new deaths, 52 are from the Western Cape, 36 from Gauteng, 25 from the Eastern Cape, 11 from KwaZulu-Natal and four from Mpumalanga, bringing the death toll to 2 657. The number of COVID-19 […]

Join The Fight Against GBV

Join The Fight Against GBV

Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called on all South Africans to join hands in the fight against the scourge of Gender-Based Violence. “I implore all South Africans wherever you are, whatever language you speak, whatever your religious persuasion and whatever your political affiliation, let us join hands together to fight this evil scourge that […]

President Ramaphosa Orders Men To Stop The Abuse Against Women

President Ramaphosa Orders Men To Stop The Abuse Against Women

President Cyril Ramaphosa has read the riot act to abusive South African men, who harm women and children, saying the barbaric attacks need to come to an end. Gender-based violence has once again reared its ugly head in the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging large sections of the world. This, the President said, means […]

South Africa’s Failure To Legislate On Religious Marriages Leaves Women Vulnerable

South Africa’s Failure To Legislate On Religious Marriages Leaves Women Vulnerable

Until the end of apartheid in 1994, only civil marriages concluded under the Marriage Act were legally recognised in South Africa. Post-1994, the new Constitution enabled the recognition of different forms of marriages, including traditional and religious marriages. But these rights haven’t been translated into law for all marriages. To date, apart from civil marriages, only customary marriages and […]

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