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This week in 1994: Democracy 25

20 November 2019, 3:43 PM

This week 25 years ago, the Swiss government signed an agreement with South Africa pledging support for the country’s Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP).

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Chapter 9 Institutions under scrutiny

19 November 2019, 7:51 PM

Democratic SA established Chapter 9 Institutions to protect the rights of ordinary citizens enshrined in the Constitution. Duplication of functions and access to ordinary citizens – are some of the challenges that have bedeviled these institutions. Despite this, however, have they been fulfilling their role?

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This week in 1994: Democracy 25

13 November 2019, 4:05 PM

This week we reflect on one of the milestones reached by South Africa’s new Government of National Unity in its bid to ensure that the country’s hard won democracy is protected and its values of human dignity, equality and freedom are respected and upheld.

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A father’s cry for justice

12 November 2019, 6:31 PM

Women continue to experience high rates of sexual violence, despite democratic South Africa’s progressive sexual offences laws. During the 2018/2019 period, sexual offences increased by 4.6%. More than half of the survivors were women.

Vacant piece of land

This week in 1994: Democracy 25

6 November 2019, 5:51 PM

This week we shine the spotlight on the Restitution of Land Act. On 08 November 1994, Parliament adopted the Act aimed at correcting past injustices brought about by the 1913 Land Act.

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