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Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor  said African countries should join South Africa in stressing that Morocco’s continued illegal occupation of Western Sahara was unacceptable. She was speaking at a memorial service she hosted for the Western Sahara ambassador Radhi Bashir who died last month. Tributes to the late Bashir came from Pandor and the dean of the diplomatic corps, Congolese ambassador Bene M’poko, among others. Pandor said the
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SDG’s -New Years Resolutions. We start 2020 knowing we are way off track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) by 2030 in full and on time and to do so needs escalated action everywhere

#Diepsloot2030 — Local Action in a South African Township Diepsloot, South Africa is an extremely poor and underserved township north of Johannesburg and home to more than 500 000 people. The name Diepsloot translates loosely as “deep ditch” or “deep gutter.” Poor infrastructure and overpopulation in Diesploot causes sewage to seep up through the ground, while the overuse of their facilities results in pipes leaking, taps dripping, and toilets not
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Enough is Enough – 365 Days to End Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

As we come to the end of observing 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children, we spare a thought for all those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. This has become a pandemic in our country, with women dying daily at the hands of men. It is an issue that needs to be consistently addressed for 365 days of the year.
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Joe Slovo 25th Anniversary Commemoration. On Monday January 6th, 2020, South Africans, Africans and Human Rights Activists around the world will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the death of Comrade Joe Slovo.joe slovo

On Monday January 6th, 2020, South Africans, Africans and Human Rights Activists around the world will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the death of Comrade Joe Slovo. To mark the occasion there will be a commemoration ceremony at the Avalon Cemetery in Soweto, Johannesburg at Slovo’s gravesite, starting at 10am. Representatives of the Alliance, including the SACP, the ANC, Cosatu, Sanco, The YCL the family of Joe Slovo and the
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Generation Equality – Stands Against Rape. Under the umbrella of the Generation Equality campaign to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign is calling upon people from all walks of life, across generations, to take our boldest stand yet against rape. Rape, a single word with devastating impact that spans decades, even generations. It destroys bodies and minds and puts peace in jeopardy. When left unpunished or trivialized, it creates a pervasive culture where sexual violence is normalized, women and girls are undervalued, and entire communities and nations are left fractured. Too many of us fail to name or challenge the rape culture that surrounds us. Through words, actions and
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Celebrating 26 years of Freedom and to thank London and the UK.South-Africa-on-the-Square  is supported by the South African High Commission and is endorsed by and will raise funds for the foundations of three of the great leaders of the ant-apartheid movement and the work these foundations continue to do today Nelson Mandela was imprisoned by the Racist Apartheid Government for 26 years.  2020  marks 26 years since South Africans voted
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It does NOT matter if Karima Brown is a spy, operative or even a journalist – Violence against Women and Girls is Wrong !

It doesn't matter who she is or what she has done - whether she is indeed a spy, operative  or even a journalist, whether you like what she writes or not - the threats against Karima Brown are the same threats that thousands of Women in South Africa face every day and it needs to end so on International Women's Day, join the Joe Slovo Foundaton and show solidarity with
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Uber faces Civil Action in South Africa over Rape Cases

In South Africa For many female public transport passengers, the advent of e-hailing services such as Uber and Taxify were seen as a safer and more reliable alternative However, This month, (February 2019) four men, one an Uber driver, are in court on charges of rape. In 2016, four women reported that they had been gang-raped by their Uber driver and his accomplices in four separate incidents in the Randburg
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Powered by the Joe Slovo Foundation, WhiteRibbon.Org.ZA is working towards Building a South Africa free from Violence and abuse Against Women and Girls (VAWG).  White Ribbon is working in over 60 countries all around the World , where hundreds of thousands of Men and Boys, Women and Girls have all taken the White Ribbon Pledge; committing to ; Never Excuse, Commit or Remain Silent about Male Violence against Women – now its time
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End Violence against Women & Girls in South Africa with WhiteRibbon.Org.ZA

Powered by the Joe Slovo Foundation WhiteRibbon.Org.Za aims to end Violence and Abuse against Women and Girls in South Africa 70% of Women and Girls in South Africa experience Physical, Sexual Violence & Abuse including Rape & Femicide. WhireRibbon.Org.Za  provides a way forward to end this Violence through education, awareness raising, creative campaigns, preventative programs, partnerships, mentor-ships, advocates and ambassadors. White Ribbon South Africa provides the tools and programs for