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August 7, 2018

PARLIAMENT TO PROCESS OVER 700,000 SUBMISSIONS ON LAND EXPROPRIATION

Parliament will soon start processing over 700,000 written submissions following its grueling nationwide land reform hearings.

Public hearings concluded in Cape Town over the weekend.

The gathering was the last opportunity for South Africans to weigh in on whether they back a proposal to amend the Constitution to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation.

Parliament has contracted a private company to process the over 700,000 written submissions.

Before the public hearings in all nine provinces started, the committee had received hundreds of thousands of written submissions.

Those who made written submissions will also have an [...]

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August 6, 2018

TOP SPOT FOR LOCAL SCIENTIST AMONG WORLD’S BEST

Shireen Mentor, a 29-year-old resident of Montevideo, near Manenberg, has been named one of the world’s top young scientists.

Mentor, a PhD student from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has just returned from a prestigious science conference in Germany, and is already preparing for her next visit to the USA.

Mentor’s five-day trip to Germany late last month came after being selected to attend the 68thLindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which is one of the most prestigious science conferences in the world.

She was one of six South African female scientists nominated by the Academy of Science of South Africa to attend the event, which hosted 600 of the world’s [...]

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July 18, 2018

Mandela Day – How did it all start?

Mandela Day is an annual call to action for citizens, South African and globally, to donate 67 minutes of their time to a charity, good cause or improving your community/society in a meaningful way. Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) the annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, is celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009. On 27 April 2009, the 46664 concerts and the Nelson Mandela Foundation invited the global community to join them in support of an [...]

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July 16, 2018

DAVID GOLDBLATT : FINDING THE HUMAN IN AN INHUMANE LANDSCAPE

World-renowned and revered South African photographer David Goldblatt died last month at the age of 87. He became a photographer at the age of 18 and would come to focus his camera on quiet, yet equally poignant features of the brutal apartheid regime.

Over the course of his decades-long career, Goldblatt’s photographs were exhibited widely and continue to be held in museums around the world. He won numerous major international awards for his work.

David was deeply connected to the country. Although he grew up in a time that was shaped by apartheid, his work went beyond the surface. He found the human in the inhuman social landscape.

In Boksburg (a mining town [...]

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