Education Department Admits to 2017 Textbook Crisis

[DA] The Department of Education in Limpopo has finally admitted to the Limpopo textbook crisis of 2017, in that not all schools across the province have yet received textbooks and Learner Teacher Support Material (LTSM) for this academic year. This is…

[DA] The Department of Education in Limpopo has finally admitted to the Limpopo textbook crisis of 2017, in that not all schools across the province have yet received textbooks and Learner Teacher Support Material (LTSM) for this academic year. This is yet another year in Limpopo that our learners are being denied their textbooks by an uncaring ANC government.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bokamoso – ANC’s Hate Crimes Bill Draws the Right Line in the Wrong Place

[DA] South Africa’s 1994 “miracle” ended centuries of legislated racial discrimination. But the heads and hearts of South Africans were not miraculously wiped clean in that seminal moment. The racism constructed during those centuries and passed down t…

[DA] South Africa's 1994 "miracle" ended centuries of legislated racial discrimination. But the heads and hearts of South Africans were not miraculously wiped clean in that seminal moment. The racism constructed during those centuries and passed down through them is still very much a part of our society today, along with the racist acts and speech it provokes. The question we must now debate as a nation is: how do we navigate our way towards the non-racial society envisaged by our Constitution?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Soldier Hands Himself Over After Durban Shooting Spree – Police

[News24Wire] A soldier who allegedly went on a shooting spree in Durban earlier this week, killing one person and injuring another three, has handed himself over, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

[News24Wire] A soldier who allegedly went on a shooting spree in Durban earlier this week, killing one person and injuring another three, has handed himself over, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

IVF Babies and the Stigma – Finding a Way Out

[This Day] Surprisingly, a group of parents who have benefitted from Assisted reproductive technology (ART) at various points in time have done something very rare. They have chose not to carry on with secrecy any more, like many have done. Rather, the…

[This Day] Surprisingly, a group of parents who have benefitted from Assisted reproductive technology (ART) at various points in time have done something very rare. They have chose not to carry on with secrecy any more, like many have done. Rather, they have collectively agreed to break out of the cubicle by coming together to boldly talk about it openly without shame, so as to create awareness in the society, through an established organisation called, Fertility Awareness Advocate Initiative (FAAI), that IVF babies

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

SGF, Senate Rift Worsens As Lawal Fails to Appear for Budget Defence

[This Day] The stand-off between the Senate and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Babachir Lawal, resurfaced yesterday as the SGF failed to appear before the Committee on Federal Character to defend the 2017 budget proposal from his…

[This Day] The stand-off between the Senate and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Babachir Lawal, resurfaced yesterday as the SGF failed to appear before the Committee on Federal Character to defend the 2017 budget proposal from his office.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Campaign to Save Nigerian Children From Measles, Polio

[This Day] Odimegwu Onwumere writes that if not for the nonstop campaign by the United Nations to put the health of Nigerian children on the global focus especially children in the North-east ravaged by Boko Haram, much might not be known of measles an…

[This Day] Odimegwu Onwumere writes that if not for the nonstop campaign by the United Nations to put the health of Nigerian children on the global focus especially children in the North-east ravaged by Boko Haram, much might not be known of measles and polio taking tolls on children.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria