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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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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
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South African Court rules against Cheap Bank Repossessions

South African Court rules against Cheap Bank Repossessions The Judgement is a victory for Johannesburg homeowners, and potentially Homeowners across South Africa. A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court  of South Africa ruled this week that repossessed homes may no longer be sold at auction without reserve prices, except in exceptional circumstances. The ruling has been hailed as a victory for home owners in financial distress, who face
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Global Sourcing Summit – Creating 1000’s of Jobs in Africa

Global Sourcing Summit - Creating 1000's of Jobs in Africa The Joe Slovo Foundation are working with the Global Sourcing Association UK (GSA) and  The South African High Commision (DIRCO) in London to develop 1000's of sustainable jobs in Africa. This October the GSA is holding its Summit and Awards Ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa inviting companies from UK, USA  and the rest of the world taste first hand
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Happy Womens Day – “you strike a woman, you strike a rock”

Happy Womens Day - "you strike a woman, you strike a rock" On 9 August 1956, more than 20,000 South African women of all races creeds and cultures staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest against the proposed amendments to the much hated Pass Laws  the Amendments would have imposed even more restrictions on women. The women first left a petition of 14,000 signatures and then stood
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What do you get when you put a prominent Afrikaner , a couple of Jews and a Greek Refugee together in a courtroom ?

Question What do you get when you put a prominent Afrikaner , a couple of Jews and a Greek Refugee together in a courtroom   Answer Nelson Mandela saved from the Gallows Last week saw the preview of “Life is Wonderful  - Mandela’s Unsung Heroes” - a documentary movie by former high court judge Sir Nick Stadlen at the SA High Commission in London Through archive footage and interviews with
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About Joe Slovo Foundation

About the Joe Slovo Foundation The Joe Slovo Foundation is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO# 930055404) and Non-Profit Company (NPO# 170-380) registered in South Africa with a UK satellite office. Inspired by Joe Slovo’s legacy, the Foundation's mission serves to empower impoverished Africans . Utilising a ‘Sustainable Livelihoods Approach’  the organisation’s focus is on the entitlement of Human Rights as per Joe’s good friend Nelson Mandela and on building resilient communities.
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Nelson Mandela’s unpublished prison letters are full of life and love

Nelson Mandela's unpublished prison letters are full of life and love Regrets, recipes for herbal tea and dreams of Winnie dancing ... Mandela’s letters from Robben Island reveal the family man behind the political warrior. Gillian Slovo writes in the Guardian Newspaper about the new book of Nelson Mandela's previously unpublished prison letters - recently released to coincide with Nelson Mandela's 100 centenary celebrations. In 1969, six and a half
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Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018

Nelson Mandela: The Centenary Exhibition 2018 Marking the 2018 centenary of iconic leader Nelson Mandela’s birth in this new exhibition about his life, career, and commitment to equality and justice at the SouthBank Centre London This exhibition explores the life and times of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (1918 – 2013) and marks the centenary of his birth. It provides insight into Mandela’s journey from young freedom fighter to becoming the inspiration
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Join the Joe Slovo Foundation at ‘Mandela – the Legacy debate- Monday 16th July

Mandela: The Legacy Debate Catch a glimpse of the life and legacy of Mandela at a debate chaired by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi, featuring participants who knew him personally. Those whose lives have been deeply touched through their encounters with Mandela are joined by younger voices from South Africa and the diaspora. The panel discuss the essence of Mandela and how they have been inspired by the story of his