Marking progress towards child protection

Staff Reporter   As South Africa commemorates the Child Protection Week 2015 under the theme “Working Together to Protect Children”, the number of children awaiting trial in the country’s remand detention facilities has been reduced by 74%. In the 2013/14 financial year, 129 awaiting-trial children were held in the country’s remand detention facilities, down from 497 in 2009/10. The number of sentenced children also declined by 62.1% between 2009/10 and

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Robert Sobukwe Memorial Lecture

  The CEO of the Steve Biko Foundation, Ms Obenewa Amponsah; the Vice Chancellor of the University of Fort Hare, Dr Mvuyo Tom; and the CEO of the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe Trust, Mr Dini Sobukwe invite you to the 9th Robert Sobukwe Memorial Lecture The lecture will be delivered by Professor Somadoda Fikeni Director of VC Projects and Advisor to the Principal at the University of South Africa  

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Banyana Banyana move to third round of Olympic qualifiers

Staff Reporter BABYANA Banyana eased into the third round of the 2016 Rio Olympic qualifiers following a 5-nil victory over a Gabon at the Dobsonville Stadium yesterday ( Sunday, 31 May). Banyana Banyana won the first leg 3-2 in Libreville last weekend (Saturday, 23 May) to go through on a 8-2 aggregate. Head caoch Vera Pauw made no changes to the starting team that won the away match. A brace

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UmloboWenene FM is now Digital

    Khanyisa Sinqe It was all glitz and glamour when Umhlobo Wenene FM was officially launching their new digital studio and celebrating a 55 year birth day. The event was held at ABC Legacy Centre Conyngham Road, Parson Hill, Port Elizabeth. Among the dignitaries that were Minister on communications Faith Muthambi, SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature Speaker Noxolo Kievit, Nelson Mandela Metro Deputy Executive Mayor, Litho

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Statement by Minister Fikile Mbalula on FIFA

  Staff reporter Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Fikile Mbalula’s Statement on the allegations that the Government of South Africa paid a bribe to secure the rights to host the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup following remarks attributed to SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan. “We remain concerned at the ongoing media speculation which only plays into the hands of those whose objective is to tarnish the good name

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EC youth crime prevention summit 2015

A TWO-DAY Provincial Youth Crime Prevention Summit started in Coega, Port Elizabeth this morning. This is the second youth summit after the inaugural one that was held in Bloemfontein, Free State Province on April 23 and 24. The summit aims to provide a platform to the youth and all other stakeholders, structures and organisations to become involved in the development of strategic responses that seeks to deal appropriately with youth

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Another Fifa official banned

Following yesterday‘s decisions and further clarification, and on the basis of investigations carried out by the investigatory chamber of the Ethics Committee and the latest facts presented by the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee, Hans-Joachim Eckert, today provisionally banned the official Aaron Davidson from carrying out any football-related activities at national and international level. The

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DANNY JORDAAN INAUGURATED AS METRO MAYOR.

  Khanyisa Sinqe   Council meeting was divided into two, as opposition parties councilors promised last night that they will not be attending the inauguration of Danny Jordaan as the mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality. All 62 ANC councilors were present at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton despite rumours that some will not be attending. Speaker of the council Maria Hermans began by apologizing for the

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DR DANNY JORDAAN ELECTED EXECUTIVE MAYOR OF NELSON MANDELA BAY

  Khanyisa Sinqe The man who brought the World Cup to South Africa, the man who has dined and lunched with kings, queens and heads of state, the man who is an internationally-renowned figure, Dr Danny Jordaan, was today unanimously elected as the Executive Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, one of the country’s eight metropolitan municipalities. Along with Dr Jordaan, Bicks Ndoni was elected unopposed as the Deputy Executive Mayor,

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Last stop for Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search

AFTER travelling to five different provinces across the country, the 2015 Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search trials will make its final stop at the Rand Stadium for the Gauteng edition. Once again, aspiring footballers will be given a chance to make their dreams happen when try-outs take place on Saturday from 7am. The third edition of the Nedbank Ke Yona Team Search is led by an experienced quartet of selectors.

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