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New Members of Parliament take their oath

The 400 members from 14 political parties that received enough votes in the May General Election are taking their oath to serve in the Sixth Democratic Parliament today. The swearing-in ceremony, which will be presided by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, is a sitting at which this House of Parliament formally constitutes itself. The sitting will commence with the ceremonial procession

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Plans to curb GBV at varsity

Government is forging ahead with its plans to eradicate Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the country’s post-school education institutions. Under the Policy Framework to Address GBV in the Post-school Education and Training System (PSET), which came out for public comment this week, government aims to conceptualise GBV and define its manifestation in terms of existing laws and policies. The framework

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SA a prime example for Africa

South Africa’s 2019 National and Provincial Elections are a prime example of how African countries can carry out future elections. Speaking to SAnews, Zimbabwean observer who forms part of the African Union (AU), Lewis Matutu, described voting in South Africa’s sixth national and provincial elections as historical. “We moved around different polling stations yesterday, witnessing people voting freely. We also saw people

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IEC gets over 70 complaints online

A month after the launch of a pilot project to combat digital disinformation, the Electoral Commission (IEC) has received more than 70 complaints via the online reporting platform  Of the complaints received, 34 have been finalised and the remainder continue to be processed as they are received.  To date no instances of deliberate disinformation have been found by the committee

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