‘Serious allegations’ see Western Cape community safety MEC Albert Fritz suspended

‘Serious allegations’ see Western Cape community safety MEC Albert Fritz suspended

Western Cape community safety MEC Albert Fritz has been suspended while investigations into “serious allegations” take place.  This was revealed in a short statement released by Western Cape Premier Alan Winde on Sunday.  ALSO READ: Infections are manageable, time to end State of Disaster, says Winde In the statement, Winde says the “serious allegations pertaining…
Peru races to save birds threatened by oil spill

Peru races to save birds threatened by oil spill

A Lima zoo is racing to save dozens of seabirds, including protected penguins, left covered in oil after 6,000 barrels of crude spilled off Peru’s coast in the aftermath of the Tonga tsunami. More than 40 birds, including Humboldt penguins — listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature — were brought…
Eastern Cape learners’ project feeds school children

Eastern Cape learners’ project feeds school children

A youth empowerment programme has seen an increase in the number of young South Africans who want to be part of climate change projects. Nonprofit organisation Empowervate’s youth citizens action programme (Y-CAP) encourages primary and secondary school learners to identify problems in their schools or neighbourhoods and act to solve or lessen them.  The learners…
Youth key to halting insurgency in Mozambique

Youth key to halting insurgency in Mozambique

Hope for an imminent peaceful resolution to the insurgent conflict in northern Mozambique is becoming increasingly dim. Recent troop deployments by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Rwanda have done little to arrest the violence.  The al-Shabaab proxy, Ahlu-Sunnah Wa-Jama’a, has recently managed to further extend its control of parts of Cabo Delgado province…
Civil society rejects ANC bid to amend Political Party Funding Act

Civil society rejects ANC bid to amend Political Party Funding Act

JOHANNESBURG - Rights groups say they're appalled by attempts to amend the Political Party Funding Act. The cash-strapped ANC is proposing changes to the law that came into effect in April last year. READ: Political Party Funding Act | ANC proposes amendments It says political parties have less capacity to mobilise resources for their activities. The organisation hasn't…