With many children becoming sexually active at 14 years old, the Department of Basic Education’s Chief Director for Care and Support in Schools Dr Faith Kumalo has warned that sex education and life skills must begin as early as Grade R.
With only eight government-run old age homes nationwide, unregulated facilities may be preying on the elderly alongside loan sharks and even pensioners’ own families, according to a new South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) report.
City of Cape Town warnings that it will seek to clarify legislation around e-cigarettes and hookah pipes is a responsible move, writes Dr Dominique Stott, executive for medical standards at the Professional Provident Society financial services company.
South Africa’s Constitution is one of just 20 in the world that recognises the right to food, but realising that right will mean re-thinking agriculture and re-connecting with the source of our food, writes Busiso Moyo with the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute think tank.
The minister of planning, monitoring and evaluation and National Planning Commission chairperson have launched a call for nominations of individuals to serve on the National Planning Commission. The deadline for submissions is 10 April.
On 22 August 2014, the National Policy on Food and Nutrition Security for the Republic of South Africa was gazetted. If this is news to you, you’re not alone, writes Section27 attorney Sasha Stevenson.