Articles about Africa from SocioLingo Africa

United Nations Human Rights Chief to conduct follow-up visit to Ethiopia and African Union (22-25 April)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Sunday begins his second official visit to Ethiopia, at the invitation of the Government. During his visit, he will also take part in a high-level dialogue between the African Union and the UN Human Rights Office. High Commissioner Zeid last visited Ethiopia in May […]

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South Africa: Labour Committee Satisfied with Progress on National Minimum Wage Bill

The Portfolio Committee on Labour has said it was satisfied with the progress made in processing the national minimum wage Bill and related legislations. The Acting Chairperson, Ms Sharome van Schalkwyk, said the process has now shifted to the department and that the Bill will be sent for redrafting to effect the input received from […]

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South Africa: Arts and Culture Committee Infuriated by Burning of the Mmabana Arts Centre

The Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture has expressed its anger at the burning of the Mmabana Arts Centre in Mahikeng, North West. It is believed that the building was looted and set alight by protesters on the evening of Thursday, 19 April 2018. The Mmabana Arts Centre was a popular tourist destination dedicated to […]

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South Africa: Police Committee Dissuades Public Violence

The Portfolio Committee on Police has noted the incidents of public violence in North West province. The committee calls on the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to ensure that stability is restored and perpetrators of public violence and those damaging infrastructure are brought to book. Community members […]

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