25 years ago, today (January 15th) South Africa buried Joe Slovo. To mark this momentous occasion today, the Joe Slovo Foundation is officially launching White Ribbon South Africa to end violence and abuse against women and girls in South Africa through Primary Prevention Programmes in Trade Unions, Workplaces, Schools, Universities, Sports Clubs and Communities. Let us make 2020 Joe Slovo year, let us Honour Joe Slovo and all those who
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
#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
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.
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
https://youtu.be/mqiAvWmUoGg 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