South Africa

SANDF on standby as Nehawu strike enters week two

Following the wage increase strike by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), which saw service halted in various sectors, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been deployed to one of the heavily affected hospitals, Thelle Mogoerane Regional Hospital.Nehawu has entered week two of its strike fo...

By Tshegofatso Makola about 16 hours ago

Natjoints arrests 87 civilians and confiscates over 24 000 tyres amid National Shutdown

87 protesters across the country have been arrested so far by law enforcement officials under the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NATJOINTS). This is following what has been described as by the structure as "public violence related offences."Following various plans by South Africa's security cluster to ensure tha...

By Tshegofatso Makola 1 day ago

Let us safeguard the hard-won freedoms in our Bill of Rights

Dear Fellow South Africans,One hundred years ago, in May 1923, the first bill of rights in South Africa’s history was adopted by the African National Congress. It had no legal standing at the time, but it clearly expressed the desire for the equal rights of all people to be recognised and guaranteed.After many decades of bitter struggl...

By The Presidency 1 day ago

Shifting identities and love beyond borders: Five Films for Freedom 2023

The Five Films for Freedom campaign is back for its ninth edition, and it promises to be another exciting year for the world’s largest LGBTQIA+ digital campaign. The British Council has partnered with BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival to showcase five powerful LGBTIQ+ themed short films from the BFI Flare programme.

By Lindelwa Masuku 4 days ago

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