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South Africa Launches Child Protection Week Campaign

Many of the other kids scrambling about the dirt diamond in Gayaza are also orphans raised in poverty, says volunteer   coach John Bosco Sempa
The minister noted that South Africa has come a long way and achieved a lot as a country, especially when it comes to protecting and promoting the rights of our children. However, she acknowledged that there are still numerous challenges that need to be dealt with.
Rapid Support Forces man a machine gun in Khartoum in 2019 -- the paramilitaries now at war with the army say they 'do not deal with traffickers' of guns

KwaZulu-Natal Police Kills 6 Suspects In 2 Shootouts

KZN police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker revealed that the first shootout happened early morning in Camperdown, Umgungundlovu District Municipality where four men were suspected of committing a string of cash-in-transit (CIT) robberies in the province.
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South Africa Q1 Unemployment Rate Rises To 32.9%, 8.2M Unemployed

The official unemployment rate has reached 32.9%, which is 0.8% more compared to the fourth quarter of 2023, as per Stats SA. However, the QLFS results also showed that the number of employed people has also increased from 22,000 to 16.7 million in the first quarter of 2024 compared to the last quarter of 2023.
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Over 120 SMMEs Gear Up For Africa's Travel Indaba 2024

The event, held under the theme of "Unlocking Opportunities," will take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. This will serve as a platform for the tourism industry to unlock multiple opportunities.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen here addressing players at a footabll friendly between South Africa and a Palestinian team, has finally announced the long-anticipated date of general elections

President Ramaphosa Launches Home Affairs On Wheels Program In Limpopo

The president explained that this program will not just make the process of home-related services easier but also faster and cheaper for South Africans. He noted that for many people in rural areas, traveling till the government offices takes a lot of time and turns out to be expensive.
Drones are part of an increasingly sophisticated arsenal used by scientists to understand forests and their role in the battle against climate change

Environment Minister Creecy Welcomes Climate Change Bill

Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy noted that the "climate change is here" and there is "relatively little time to respond." Creecy explained that the bill aims to support the creation of a strong climate change strategy and a gradual transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, seen here addressing players at a footabll friendly between South Africa and a Palestinian team, has finally announced the long-anticipated date of general elections

President Ramaphosa Vows To Make Transport Accessible For Disabled People

President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted that the government is using the Public Transport Network Grant to promote the implementation of universal design and universal access, adding that now there are 10 integrated public transport network municipalities receiving the grant, with specific conditions on universal accessibility.
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NDPP Warns Perpetrators, Says 'Impunity Is No Longer A Given'

National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shamila Batohi said that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has been hard at work to take legal action against well-known figures including Ministers, Premiers, a former President, some of the most powerful CEOs and CFOs from both private and public sectors across the country.
Rail traffic comes to a standstill as German train drivers strike again

PRASA Achieves Milestone With Production Of 200 Electric Trains

Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga shared that these efforts are part of PRASA's Rolling Stock Fleet Renewal Program, which is responsible for manufacturing new trains. He also noted that the program is expected to create around 1,500 direct and 8,000 indirect jobs over the decade.
Medicalised FGM -- performed using tools like these -- is defended by practitioners and communities alike as a "safe" way to preserve the custom, despite risks to the victim's physical, psychological and sexual health

Umtubatuba Community Witnesses Sod Turning Ceremony Of New Health Centre

Mtubatuba Community Health Centre (CHC) will provide various health services, marking a crucial move to improve healthcare access for the people of Umtubatuba. The health center is being created to reduce the travel time of people to access medical care. It will not only save time but also money on long journeys.

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