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UN wildlife conference ends with protection for 500 species

An international conference on trade in endangered species ended in Panama, with protections established for over 500 species. The measures were approved by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, known by its initials as CITES. The conference agreed to tighten trade regulations on sharks targeted by the fin […]

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South Africa gears up for 16 Days of Activism against GBV

JOHANNESBURG, The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign kicks off at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, on Friday. According to the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), this year’s campaign takes place under the theme: ‘Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment to build Women’s Resilience against Gender-Based Violence and Femicide: Connect, Collaborate, […]

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Calls for accountability in sexual violence in maritime industry

The Department of Social Development has called for accountability on the many cases of sexual violence and harassment that go unreported at sea in the maritime industry. The Department made the call on Friday during the inaugural Seminar on Gender-Based Violence led by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). According to research by Professor […]

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Women empowerment key to dealing with GBVF

Empowering women by giving them opportunities to become economically independent is key to tackling Gender-based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) in the country, says Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. “The biggest challenge for women is economic power. Let’s expose them to opportunities to generate their own income so […]

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Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane: Launch of 16 Days of Activism on No Violence against Women and Children

Remarks by Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities during the occasion of the launch of the 16 Days of Activism on No Violence against Women and Children Nasrec Showgrounds, Johannesburg Expo Centre Programme Director, Advocate Mikateko Maluleke, Most importantly, I greet the women of South Africa, Thobela, It […]

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Water and Sanitation on Water Commission Agreement

Ministers sanction the implementation of the joint Water Commission Agreement The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr Senzo Mchunu hosted his Mozambican counterpart, Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources, Mr Carlos Alberto Fortes Mesquita, in the country on a two-day meeting on 24 – 25 November 2022. The meeting was in response to […]