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Archive for 2010

Diversity and unity celebrated on Heritage Day at Iziko National Museum

29 September 2010

This Heritage Day, young and old people from different cultural backgrounds, different ethnic groups and religions, who speak different languages, showed South Africa is united at the Iziko National Museum of South Africa in Cape Town. On Friday 24 September, heritage in all its forms was celebrated at the Museum. […]

Unemployment and youth discussed at NGO Week

27 September 2010

Young people are facing many challenges in today’s society. In some cases, especially where unemployment is concerned, these challenges are so great that they cannot take active part in and contribute to their families and the community at large. More than 30 people, from various organisations, gathered at Salt River […]

Steve Biko’s legacy: Community development and restoration of dignity

17 September 2010

“So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with Blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior.” – Steve Biko 1946-1977 The 11th Steve Biko Memorial Lecture was delivered this year by American Alice […]

Crime statistics and feeling safe in South Africa

15 September 2010

The government recently released the crime statistics for South Africa as was recorded from April 2009 to May 2010. According to the SAPS incidences of crime have decreased in most categories. The murder rate dropped with 8.6% and attempted murders occurred 6.1%  less. This could possibly be due to more […]

Khoikhoi and San want rights to be recognised

13 September 2010

Dispossessed, unrecognised and facing a ‘cultural genocide’, South Africa’s Khoikhoi and San community are petitioning the government for full recognition of their rights as indigenous people. They claim that their history of oppression and dispossession has long been overlooked, with government preferring to focus on rectifying the evils of apartheid’s […]

Greater spending on research needed in South Africa

10 September 2010

Not enough money is being spent on research and development in South Africa. This is what Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said when she presented the department’s National Survey of Research and Experimental Development report for 2008/2009 yesterday. BuaNews reports that even though R2.4 billion more was spent […]

An End to African Food Insecurity?

8 September 2010

As food riots in Mozambique and South African strikes over low wages and high living costs have shown, access to food is a non-negotiable (and incredibly necessary) human right. The Mail&Guardian reports that farmers in seven African countries have been granted a lifeline by the development of a new breed […]

New prospects for social development in Western Cape?

6 September 2010

Premier Helen Zille has reshuffled her cabinet in the Western Cape and Patricia de Lille has been appointed as the new Minister of Social Development.  It will now be interesting to see what the impact will be on the social development sector in the province. Polity.org reports that De Lille said: “Social […]

Are Zuma’s supporters turning against him?

3 September 2010

It was not so long ago that ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said he would “Kill for Zuma”, but now it seems that President Jacob Zuma has fallen out of favour with the ANCYL and leaders within his own party. Could we soon see a new candidate stepping up […]

When people don’t have bread to eat…

2 September 2010

As you popped your two pieces of bread into the toaster for breakfast this morning, could you ever imagine not being able to afford this basic nourishment? Could you believe that people could die asking for cheaper bread? This is what is happening in our neighbouring country Mozambique. According to […]