Western Cape MEC condemns amendments to adoption laws

In a country with about 3.7 million orphaned and vulnerable children, legislation should facilitate seamless adoptions, said Albert Fritz.

The Western Cape's minister of social development, Albert Fritz, has condemned the "steam-rolling" of recent amendments to the Children's Act.

Western Cape MEC condemns amendments to adoption laws
Western Cape MEC condemns amendments to adoption laws

Western Cape MEC condemns amendments to adoption laws

In a country with about 3.7 million orphaned and vulnerable children, legislation should facilitate seamless adoptions, said Albert Fritz.

Former EFF member who called for whites to be killed has had big change of heart

Former EFF member who called for whites to be killed has had big change of heart

Luvuyo Menziwa reportedly now says he wants to help poverty-stricken white people apply for social grants.
Can one live off the minimum wage in SA?

Can one live off the minimum wage in SA?

How much money is left after meeting the basic nutritional needs?
Unemployed, poor and desperate: the perfect prey for con artists

Unemployed, poor and desperate: the perfect prey for con artists

Busi Masango started the new year with high hopes only to be scammed by con artists posing as employment agents.
Christians up in arms over ‘McJesus’ sculpture

Christians up in arms over ‘McJesus’ sculpture

Even communities in Pretoria were enraged with the artwork depicting a crucified Ronald McDonald.
Showdown with Herman Mashaba looms over housing court order

Showdown with Herman Mashaba looms over housing court order

Municipality has missed deadline to find accommodation for Hillbrow residents, but Johannesburg official says backlog is the fault of past administrations.
‘Opportunists’ used the picture to ‘spread hate’, says suspended North West teacher

‘Opportunists’ used the picture to ‘spread hate’, says suspended North West teacher

The teacher read out a statement, saying her life has been ‘destroyed’ by the incident and the children of the school were ‘traumatised’.
Are you paying your domestic worker enough to live on?

Are you paying your domestic worker enough to live on?

A new website attempts to help employers determine whether their domestic workers are earning a living wage.
Eastern Cape school accused of racially separating classrooms

Eastern Cape school accused of racially separating classrooms

A task team has been appointed by the province’s education department to investigate the matter.
Ghanaian matriculant battles with Home Affairs over documents

Ghanaian matriculant battles with Home Affairs over documents

Ebenezer Odei has been accepted to study at UCT but his residency status causes funding delays.
‘Racist’ black SAPS general must be dismissed for anti-white attitude – ruling

‘Racist’ black SAPS general must be dismissed for anti-white attitude – ruling

Malema-Thema among other things stated there were too many white faces occupying positions and training.
School allegedly ‘rearranges kids’ after racially divided class pic goes viral

School allegedly ‘rearranges kids’ after racially divided class pic goes viral

A parody account on Twitter has suggested the school is trying to quell backlash, but the photos could all be from the same day or be independent of the outcry.
Depression: ‘Seek help’, MEC Shiba says at funeral of 4 murdered children

Depression: ‘Seek help’, MEC Shiba says at funeral of 4 murdered children

The funeral in Emalahleni of four children allegedly killed by their mother, Zinhle Maditla, was attended by more than 5,000 people.
Eastern Cape’s cannabis crops offer alternative to poverty

Eastern Cape’s cannabis crops offer alternative to poverty

Dagga is one of the few ways in which people are able to ‘feed their families’ in some areas of the Eastern Cape.
No short cuts for grant recipients applying for NSFAS money

No short cuts for grant recipients applying for NSFAS money

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has shot down alleged shortcut options for applicants who are grant recipients.
Basic education department says Western Cape wrong to claim they’re number 1

Basic education department says Western Cape wrong to claim they’re number 1

The Western Cape education department claimed this week they have the highest matric rate, not Gauteng, as the national department insists.
Debit order scam hits bank customers hard

Debit order scam hits bank customers hard

Social media and online complaint facilities have been inundated with public outcries about the scam that seems to continue unabated.
Concern as people continue to go missing

Concern as people continue to go missing

Gauteng accounts for the most missing persons in the country with a whopping 19 322 missing persons since 1995.
Church probes reverend’s shocking utterances on women

Church probes reverend’s shocking utterances on women

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa distanced itself from Reverend Vukile Mehana’s degrading views, expressed in a recorded conversation.
KZN welcomes 36 New Year’s Day babies by 8am

KZN welcomes 36 New Year’s Day babies by 8am

If the province were to reduce or eradicate teenage pregnancy, the maternal health outcomes would significantly improve, the Health MEC said.
‘Eating cow dung’ won’t fool breathalyser test… don’t drink

‘Eating cow dung’ won’t fool breathalyser test… don’t drink

The only way to beat the test is by not drinking when you’re going to be driving, Justice Project SA says of futile exercises to appear sober.
Tips for how to deal with anxious matriculants waiting for results

Tips for how to deal with anxious matriculants waiting for results

There is an increased risk of depression and even suicide at this time for some.
Khoisan king to ‘declare’ that SA belongs to them alone from tomorrow

Khoisan king to ‘declare’ that SA belongs to them alone from tomorrow

Chief Khoisan SA has given government a list of demands, but it appears his patience may now have reached its New Year limit.
Mpumalanga MEC told spokesman Joseph Mabuza ‘motorbikes are dangerous’

Mpumalanga MEC told spokesman Joseph Mabuza ‘motorbikes are dangerous’

Joseph Mabuza was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Sunday.
Travel document confusion riles tourists with children

Travel document confusion riles tourists with children

Home affairs insists an unabridged birth certificate is not needed for parents travelling with children, but apparently nobody told customs officials.

 

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