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  • Creative Writing Workshop
    Blitz Academy of Sport

    Blitz Academy of Sport is organisation with the interest of developing youth leadership and participation in communities.

    Blitz Academy of Sport invites post-matriculants and people to its Creative Writing Workshop, taking place from 16-17 February 2016 in Johannesburg.

    • We are using sport and the arts as a medium to achieve this objective;
    • The approach is to train youth leaders in a variety of disciplines for empowerment purposes, with the training we then employ the skills that we have imparted with to plan organise and execute an event in the section that we have trained. For instance a sport organisation training will conclude with a sport event planed organised and implemented by the trainees;
    • In this case we are using the arts in all its forms to achieve this objective.

    Time: 11h00

    Fee: Free

    RSVP: Tshepiso Masenamela, Mobile: 078 784 9685, E-mail: acadblitz@yahoo.com.
     

    Event Start Date: 
    Monday, 15 February, 2016
    Event End Date: 
    Monday, 15 February, 2016
    Event Venue: 
    • Ipelegeng Community Centre
    Event Type: 
    Workshop
    Location: 
    Johannesburg


  • ​NGOs Criticised Over Public Order Act

    Only three NGOs have submitted recommendations to Zambia’s Ministry of Home Affairs

    For all the noise made about the review of the Public Order Act, only three non-governmental organisations have submitted recommendations to Zambia’s Ministry of Home Affairs.
     
    During his address to parliament last year, President Edgar Lungu asked for the review of the Public Order Act.
     
    Home Affairs Minister, Davies Mwila, says there have been no movement from the proponents of the review of the act especially the political parties that were making too much noise about it.
     
    To read the article titled, “NGOs move at snails pace with Public Order Act,” click here.

    Source: 
    Zambia Reports


  • ​AIDS-Related Deaths Declining, Says OAFLA

    AIDS-related deaths are declining in all age groups, except among 10-19 year olds

    AIDS-related deaths are declining in all age groups, except among 10-19 year olds, it was heard during the Organisation of African Firsts Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) 16th annual General Assembly.
     
    Hosted under the theme ‘Advancing sustainable Partnership to end pediatric AIDS and improve Adolescent’, reported that while African Union (AU) member states made great stride in mother to child HIV transmission, there was not targeted care for HIV positive children.
     
    “AIDS has become the leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 10-19) in Africa and the second most common cause of death among adolescents globally,” noted one of the organisers, according to a statement.
     
    To read the article titled, “AIDS-related deaths declining,” click here.

    Source: 
    The Citizen


  • ​SA Recognised for Winning Fight Against Malaria

    South Africa received the 2016 Award for Excellence in recognition of progress made in fighting malaria, as well as meeting the MDG target for malaria reduction

    The African Leaders Malaria Alliance presented South Africa with the 2016 Award for Excellence in recognition of progress made in fighting malaria, as well as meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target for malaria reduction.
     
    South Africa is one of the eight countries to meet the MDG target and one of 13 overall recognised for their progress in the fight against malaria.
     
    Confirmed malaria cases in South Africa dropped from an annual average of over 36 000 during the period of 2000-2005 to just under 14 000 cases in 2014.
     
    To read the article titled, “AU honours SA for winning fight against malaria,” click here

    Source: 
    SABC


  • Dlamini-Zuma Undecided on Second Term at AU

    Dlamini-Zuma declines to say if she will run for a second term of office this year or return to South Africa to run for national president

    African Union (AU) Commission chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has once again declined to say if she will run for a second term of office this year – or return home, possibly to run for national president.
     
    Dlamini-Zuma told South African journalists at the end of the AU summit in Addis Ababa: “I haven’t decided yet. I still have time.”
     
    She also spelt out that in effect she had less than three months to decide because she would have to put herself forward as a candidate three months before the election in July.
     
    To read the article titled, “Dlamini-Zuma still undecided on second term at AU,” click here

    Source: 
    SABC