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ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON SOUTH AFRICA’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

17 JUNE 2020 Compatriots, It is now just over 100 days since the first case of coronavirus was identified in South Africa. For 100 days we have...

ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA AT THE JOINT SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON THE CRISIS...

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Thandi Modise, Chairperson of the NCOP, Mr Amos Masondo, Honourable Members, I have called this special joint sitting of the...

Beading and computer programming a way out of prison

Brothers for All uses former offenders to raise funds and teach computer coding to prisoners. Cash for the initiative is raised through making bead jewellery, which is then poured into programming classes at prisons in Western Cape.

Hlumelelisa grows hope in prisoners

hlumelelisa---thumbAn inspiring project is giving hope to prisoners at five correctional facilities by teaching them horticultural skills. And the proof is in the pudding: fewer people who have gone through the programme return to prison. Instead they concentrate on getting their lives back on track. And that’s “how we measure our success”.

Inyathelo celebrates selflessness

inyathelo---thumbOver the past seven years, 80 individuals have been recognised for their personal giving that has contributed to sustainable social change in South Africa. This year, 12 more individuals were added to the list at the eighth annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards, held at Zip Zap Circus in Cape Town.

South Africa tightens seatbelt laws to protect children

Despite having one of the highest rates of road-related deaths in the world, South African seatbelt laws have not covered children under the age of three. However, from April next year, it will be illegal for children to sit in the front seat or not be appropriately and safely restrained.

South Africa tightens seatbelt laws to protect children

Despite having one of the highest rates of road-related deaths in the world, South African seatbelt laws have not covered children under the age of three. However, from April next year, it will be illegal for children to sit in the front seat or not be appropriately and safely restrained.

South Africa ‘making progress’ in prisoner rehabilitation

South Africa is making progress in rehabilitating people in prison for committing crimes, and in creating opportunities for members of society to participate in this process, says Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.

Helping victims to become survivors

Gauteng Social Development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza on Monday launched the "From Victimisation to Survival" campaign, which calls on companies, communities and civil society organisations to adopt centres for abused women and children in the province.

South Africa steps up fight against TB

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe handed over six state-of-the-art tuberculosis (TB) testing machines at Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town on Monday as South Africa stepped up its efforts to fight TB in prisons, mines and schools across the country.