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28 May 2017
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08 May 2017
2m children displaced by South Sudan conflict – UN
The civil war in South Sudan has forced more than two-million children to flee their homes, according to two United Nations (UN) agencies. Children make up 62 percent of the more than 1.8-million...
12 Apr 2017
Daily Podcast – April 12, 2017
Making headlines: Mbalula says violence will not be tolerated at National Day of Action march ANC to celebrate Zuma's birthday in Kliptown And, DA demands Ekurhuleni mayor disciplined for warning...
Starvation stalks Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
The risk of mass starvation in four countries - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the United Nations refugee agency has warned. About...
05 Apr 2017
NUMSA: NUMSA and the crisis in South Africa today
What is the class basis of the current crisis in the South African state and in the ANC? We, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) are not surprised by the recent political...
24 Mar 2017
Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis
The United Nations (UN) has warned that Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3 000 refugees pour into the country every day from South Sudan, fleeing violence and famine in the world's...
14 Mar 2017
DA: Wilmot James on Esidimeni: DA welcomes Independent Tribunal
The DA welcomes the announcement today by Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, that an Ad Hoc Independent Tribunal will be appointed to process appeals relating to the Health Ombudsman, Dr Malegapuru...
02 Mar 2017
How South Sudan's warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty
A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011. The...
28 Feb 2017
Maimane calls for Makhura’s resignation over Life Esidimeni’s deaths
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, on Tuesday called for Gauteng Premier David Makhura to resign following the deaths of more than 100 psychiatric patients in the province who were...
09 Feb 2017
Gauteng government suspends head of health
The head of the Gauteng Department of Health has been suspended in the wake of recommendations by Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba following the death of 94 psychiatric patients at...
15 Dec 2016
UN: South Sudan on brink of ethnic civil war
South Sudan is "on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region", the head of a team of United Nationas (UN) human rights investigators told the UN Human...
28 Jul 2016
COSATU WC: COSATU Western Cape condemns Alpha Pharm for putting profit over consumer's lives
Cosatu is supporting the strike by NEHAWU at Alpha Pharm, 15 Radnot Street in Parow Industrial. About 200 union members are out on strike complaining about unfair labour practices that have seen...
17 May 2016
DA NW: Jacqueline Theologo says DA votes against dysfunctional NW local government budget
The Democratic Alliance notes with concern the recent comments made by ANC Chief Whip, Hoffman Galeng, that the DA refused to vote on the Local Government budget. Unlike the ANC using their...
19 Apr 2016
Sanctions taking toll on Zimbabwe – Mugabe
The Zimbabwean government was doing all it could to revive the economy, but the sanctions imposed on the Southern African nation by the United States of America and the European Union were taking...
29 Feb 2016
Refugee crisis brewing on South Africa's doorstep
Malawi, which once battled to shelter more than a million Mozambican refugees fleeing that country's brutal civil war, has gradually found itself in the same quagmire once again. Unlike the huge...
22 Feb 2016
COSATU: COSATU’s Budget Speech expectations
The Congress of South African Trade Union waits with anticipation and apprehension the 2016 Budget Speech to be delivered by the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan Wednesday.  This budget comes at...
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