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  • Madonsela Considers the Constitution SA’s Greatest Heritage
    Thuli Madonsela states that South Africa's greatest heritage is its Constitution

    Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela states that South Africa's greatest heritage is its Constitution.

    In a press statement, Madonsela’s office affirms that, "South Africans' national heritage transcend[s] artefacts, historical knowledge, traditional clothes, music, language, the environment, and other beautiful legacies from our past."

    She considers the Constitution as a ‘roadmap’ for the South African people.

    Source: 
    News 24

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  • Law Used to Clamp Down on Protests
    Report shows that protestors are unjustly targeted in troubled settlements

    Report shows that protestors have been unjustly targeted in troubled settlements such as Thembelihle in the Northern Cape.

    Bhayiza Miya, a politically and media savvy leader, has lost six of his teeth and a month of his life to community protests in Thembelihle, where he has been arrested, prosecuted and forcefully warned by police to stay away from big gatherings.

    Source: 
    Mail and Guardian

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  • Activists Call Action on Climate Change
    Activists concerned about climate change deliver a petition on ‘climate justice demands’ in Pretoria

    Activists concerned about climate change have delivered a petition on ‘climate justice demands’ to government officials at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

    The gathering, which comes ahead of the upcoming United Nations climate summit to be held in New York next week, saw climate and energy campaigners of groups such as local climate movement 350Africa, Greenpeace and Right2Know Campaign dancing and waving placards containing the slogans ‘We Fight Climate Change’, ‘No More Coal’, and "Clean Energy Now’.

    Source: 
    Times Live

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  • SA NGO Ready to Help in Nigeria
    The Gift of the Givers, says its search and rescue teams are on standby, should they be called upon to help in Nigeria

    Humanitarian organisation, the Gift of the Givers, says its search and rescue teams are on standby, should they be called upon to help in Nigeria.

    At least more than 67 South Africans have been reported dead and many others injured after a building at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed on Friday, in Lagos.

    The victims were among about 300 South Africans who travelled to the city to attend Pastor TB Joshua's church services.

    Source: 
    SABC News

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  • World Losing Battle Against Ebola
    The world was ‘losing the battle’ to contain Ebola, says MSF

    The international medical agency, Medecins sans Frontieres, says the world was ‘losing the battle’ to contain Ebola as the United Nations (UN) warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.

    MSF told a UN briefing in New York that world leaders were failing to address the epidemic and called for an urgent global biological disaster response to get aid and personnel to West Africa.

    Source: 
    Sowetan Live

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