Category Archives: Childrens Issues

IFP

Lack Of Toilets In Government Schools Causes Concern

The IFP calls on the KZN MEC of Education, Peggy Nkonyeni to urgently end the practice of open air defecation at schools after learners and teachers at Mqhakama High School in Highflats, are forced to hide in the bushes when they respond to a call of nature due to lack of toilets. “The challenge of open-air defecation is one of equity and dignity, and very often one of safety as well, particularly for female teachers and girls. It is really sad that the department is…

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Car Seats for Kids campaign embarks on collection and redistribution drive in Cape Town.

This October, in the spirit of National Transport Month and very importantly – Child Safety Month, Imperial Road Safety will be bringing their renowned Car Seats for Kids campaign to Cape Town. Imperial has partnered with the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works, as well as KFM Breakfast, to bring this exceptional road safety campaign to the region – following three consecutive, successful years in Johannesburg. “We believe that Cape Town is a region that boasts a spirit of giving back and as…

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IFP

IFP: Calls for school bullying summit

The IFP in Parliament calls on the Minister of Basic Education and Provincial MEC’s to urgently call for a School Bullying Summit after the video which shows a teenager assaulting another at the Krugerlaan High School in full view of a teacher has been viewed by more than 2 million people on social media. “In the awake of several high profile bullying incidents, it is imperative that the School Bullying Summit be called. We need to aim at passing anti-bullying laws. Bullying can be criminal.…

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Child Porn

Child Porn

Pretoria: 15 May 2015 – A 35 year old suspect who has been charged with rape, sexual assault, possession, manufacturing and distribution of child pornography, has been remanded in custody following his appearance in the Springbok Magistrates’ Court yesterday. As part of an international investigation, information was received that a suspect from Port Nolloth, Northern Cape was involved in child pornography.  Enquiries were made in the area and the suspect was traced to Springbok, where he is working as a security guard. On Tuesday 2015/05/12…

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Mandela Day food parcel initiative kicks-off

Mandela Day food parcel initiative kicks-off The Mandela Day food parcel initiative has kicked-off with the distribution of over 17 000 food parcels to primary school learners in Alexandra Township, near Johannesburg. The Food Parcel Project is part of a three year partnership with the Department of Basic Education, Tiger Brands and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. The initiative aims to contribute towards the eradication of food insecurity that affects learners and sustains them during the long school holidays. It has seen 12 million daily meals…

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