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Nov 26, 2016

#16DaysOfActivism

Join us as we kick start #16DaysOfActivism campaign on violence against women and children. All of us need to intensify our efforts to end violence against women and children.

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Nov 26, 2016

A fallen pearl (written by Palesa Nkosi, Witbank) #16DaysOfActivism

The body of a 17-year old girl missing from home since Thursday (6/10/2016) has been discovered. A passer-by found *Pearl Masango’s body on Sunday afternoon in a tall grass field near her house in Extension 14. Friends of Pearl said they left her by the gate of her house on Thursday evening after church.

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Nov 26, 2016

GBV knocking on the front door of FS Rise: One member's journey of life, our lesson #16DaysOfActivism

The most frequent challenges which the average young women are facing in life is the high rate of teenage pregnancy, alcohol and drug abuse and finding themselves trapped inside “Blesser” webs without really being aware of the long-term consequences of their impulsive choices and behaviour.

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Nov 26, 2016

“It wasn’t the first time this happening” #16DaysOfActivism

My name is Nokulunga Ngeleka and I’m 21 years old from KwaNzimakwe under Ugu district, I finished my matric last year and I was a learner at Bheki High School.

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Nov 26, 2016

“I live my life in fear” #16DaysOfActivism

My name is Smangele Mzelemu I'm 22 years old from Kwanzimakwe under Ugu District in Ray Konyeni municipality, I went to Nombuso high school and I finished my matric last year.

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Nov 26, 2016

“It’s not my fault” #16DaysOfActivism

My name is Dingeni Sikhosane and I am 23years old. I live in Mthwalume under Ugu District. I am studying electrical engineering in coastal college.

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Nov 26, 2016

Let’s take back our power as young women #16DaysOfActivism

My name is Samukelisiwe Mnguni (Sammy), I’m 19 years old from Mthwalume at Mzumbe in Ugu district and I am doing specialist diploma in Health and Social care @ MBTI College.

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Nov 15, 2016

[PODCAST] Morning Talk, 11 Nov Growing substance abuse in SA

A literature review commissioned by the Soul City Institute has revealed that South Africa has a serious drug usage problem twice that of the global norm. Surely this is of great concern to the nation as a whole. What are some of the underlying factors behind this?

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Nov 11, 2016

Liquor bill must be embraced

Government’s determination when it took on tobacco is what’s needed to deal with alcohol and its social problems IT WAS deeply disappointing to read in the media recently that the two major political parties have seemingly dismissed proposals in the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill, recently re‐ leased for public comment by the Department of Trade and In‐ dustry (DTI).

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Nov 09, 2016

Growing substance abuse challenge in South Africa

Substance abuse is a global challenge with detrimental effects on health, wealth and security of nations, according to panelists who addressed a media briefing hosted by the Soul City Institute for Social Justice today.

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