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WATCH: The National Day of Prayer
26 November 2017, 9:55 AM

Motsepe Foundation and faith-based organisations host a National Day of Prayer at the FNB Soccer Stadium in Soweto. The aim is to pray for the unity of all South Africans of all races.

ANC members must reject expansion of Top Six: Makwetla
26 November 2017, 7:41 AM

ANC NEC member Thabang Makwetla says delegates at the party’s national elective conference next month must be brave enough to reject the proposal of expanding the party’s leadership from the current top six. Makwetla was addressing ANC members near Thohoyandou in Limpopo at the memorial lecture for activist George Ramadzuli, who was killed when an explosive device went off while he was on the mission to bomb the Delmas Magistrate’s Court in 1984.

Makwetla says the idea of expanding the ANC’s leadership is not in the organisation’s interests, because its real aim is to accommodate two factions in the top six

“We should reject anyone who is going to find a nice way for suggesting that we must strike deals among ourselves as ANC. There’s a view that the leadership of the ANC at the top must be expanded, they are saying that the ANC must have two deputy presidents, two deputy secretaries, we must say no.”

 

Toll-free number for abuse victims
26 November 2017, 7:04 AM

Government’s campaign of 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children officially starts today. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has urged victims of Gender Based Violence to use the department’s toll-free helpline for support.  Dlamini says victims of abuse who call the toll-free 24 hour line will get immediate counselling from social workers. She says the services are also linked to the SAPS, the Emergency Management Services and the Department of Health.

The department’s spokesperson Lumka Oliphant says: “The gender based violence command centre was opened by the minister of social development Ms Bathabile Dlamini to make sure that victims of Gender based violence have a place to go to. The gender based command centre can be reached on 0800 428428

Meanwhile, Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has appealed to police officers to refrain from openly talking to rape victims in front of other people when they report incidents of rape at police stations but to assist them privately.  Kubayi-Ngubane addressed a crowd of about 2 000 people during the launch of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign in Ga-Maria village in Mpumalanga. She says police officers must also assist men who are abused. – Additional reporting by ANA

WATCH: The 15th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture
25 November 2017, 2:12 PM

Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J Mohammed delivers the 15th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on Saturday.

WATCH: The Albert Luthuli Memorial Lecture
25 November 2017, 1:32 PM

The Albert Luthuli Annual memorial lecture is hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is being delivered by former Botswana President  – His Excellency Festus Mogae, on Saturday.

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