The official opposition believes that It is important for Saps to consider the deployment of existing rural community policing structures to monitor rural areas.
SWEAT and Sonke are calliing for fast-tracking of law reform and the decriminalisation of sex work.
On Friday morning after law enforcement took to the streets on patrol, dozens in townships flocked to chain stores in various townships,
According to Sweat and Sisonke, sex workers remain the most marginalised of all workers, whose work is ‘not recognised as work’ in South Africa.
In the footage, the officer says he will take no nonsense during the nationwide lockdown period and anyone out of line will ‘be stepped on’.
What is allowed and when, during the 21-day national lockdown that kicks in at midnight on Thursday? Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel spells out the dos and don’ts

Covid-19 Circumcision schools suspended in Eastern Cape

Provincial chair of House of Traditional Leaders says teams sent to Chris Hani, Komani, OR Tambo and Port St John’s to ‘rescue boys’ in illegal schools.

Covid-19 KZN church distances itself from bishop’s defiance of Covid-19 rules

Ngcobo questioned why companies had not been closed down but were rather given safety precautions.

Covid-19 ‘We have to stay open’: Shelters prepare for Covid-19

Being told to self-isolate or work from home as the world grapples with Covid-19 is meaningless to people who rely on shelters for a bed and food.

Society Limpopo churches to heed Ramaphosa’s Covid-19 prohibitions ‘to save lives’

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) in Limpopo says it will abide by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan to fight the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Health Queer Wellness Clinic opens in Illovo

The centre is run by a group of specialists in an array of fields, ranging from psychiatry to fertility, with services specific to the urgent and rarely considered needs of the queer community.

Society From impoverished shack pre-school to ‘an inspiration’

Like the economically depressed community that surrounded it, the Kanana shack preschool experienced high rates of tuberculosis (TB) infections.

Disabled man battles bank over stolen money

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Tevan Gordon has cancelled his bank card but money keeps on disappearing from his account, yet the bank is keeping the family in the dark, he says.

Society Japan embassy boosts nationwide projects for women, disabled

The Eluthandweni Maternity Clinic in Vosloorus on the East Rand would receive medical equipment and an ambulance valued at R1 million, among others.

Soweto threatens govt with ‘anti-apartheid struggle methods’ over power cuts

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Deputy President David Mabuza has called on Soweto residents ‘to stop the age-old boycott and pay for electricity’ in order to keep Eskom going, but they wouldn’t hear of it.

Society Just 3,500 people own 15% of SA’s total wealth – new study

Wealth inequality in South Africa not only greatly exceeds income inequality, but has not declined since 1994.

Civil society groups slam Cele for wanting to disarm legal gun owners

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‘If police cannot protect people, which they have demonstrated, what does the minister expect them to do?’

Society WATCH: Maimane clarifies his movement, invites public to join

He is adamant that he, unlike former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba, is not interested in starting a party but a civic movement.

Society ‘Drastic swing’ in latest hearings against expropriation without compensation

The third round of public participation saw about 90% of those providing comment being opposed to changing the constitution.

PICS: Villagers join in World Hearing Day celebrations

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‘The first time I wore a hearing aid was as if I was newborn because I had regained my ability to hear,’ said Thandeka Mavuso, 29, who lost her hearing in her teens.

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