‘President Zuma to unveil a life size statue of OR Tambo’

President Jacob Zuma will tomorrow unveil a life size statue of struggle icon Oliver Tambo at the OR Tambo International Airport. The sculpture was created by local artists and they took about five to six weeks sculpting it from photographs of his face. The late struggle stalwart would’ve turned a 100 years old on the 27th of this month. Continue reading ‘President Zuma to unveil a life size statue of OR Tambo’

‘Rights and Recourse’

The Mental Health Care Act No 17 of 2002 provides for care and rehabilitation services of persons with intellectual disabilities and the Department of Health is responsible for the provision of appropriate developmental health care for those with severe to profound intellectual disabilities. It can however be said that the widespread gap that continues to exist between the burden of mental illness and disability and … Continue reading ‘Rights and Recourse’

‘Young people must be at the forefront of govt programs’

ANC Presidential hopeful Jeff Radebe received a ringing endorsement from the Amahlubi clan in KwaZulu-Natal. Speaking on the sidelines of the clan’s celebration of their past leaders. Radebe says he supports the idea that at least 40 percent of the leadership that emerges from the ANC’s December Elective Conference must be from the youth. Continue reading ‘Young people must be at the forefront of govt programs’

‘South Sudan schoolgirls voice concerns over early marriage’

More than half of girls in South Sudan drop out of school before the age of 18. Many come under pressure from their families to get married. But teachers in one school in the rural town of Rumbek are working with the community to change attitudes, and help girls to finish their education first. Continue reading ‘South Sudan schoolgirls voice concerns over early marriage’

‘Total solar eclipse 2017: Live from Columbia, South Carolina’

The sunshine is falling dark across America today, obscured by the moon, which will blot out the light for up to two-and-a-half minutes. Millions of people are watching the total eclipse sweep across the United States, with huge crowds descending on the towns thought to offer the best view. Continue reading ‘Total solar eclipse 2017: Live from Columbia, South Carolina’

‘Money is still being stolen and no-one is held accountable: Gordhan’

More than a 100-billion-rand may have been removed from South Africa’s fiscus illegally. Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says money is still being stolen while no-one is being held accountable. The NPA has been accused of turning a blind eye to serious allegations of state capture against the Gupta family as contained in a series of e-mails. Gordhan was speaking at a media gathering in … Continue reading ‘Money is still being stolen and no-one is held accountable: Gordhan’