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Press release – Unite Against Corruption march

Accountability Now has given careful consideration to the Unite Against Corruption campaign which plans to march on Parliament and the Union Buildings on 30 September, 2015. We have decided to join the campaign and have communicated our intention to do so to the organisers. We will march in Cape Town in support of our long-standing […]

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Plan B needed to save rhinos

IN THE first four months of this year the rate at which rhinos were poached in the Kruger National Park escalated by 20% compared to last year. Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says 749 have been killed so far this year, 544 in the park. Roughly three rhino a day are slaughtered by well-armed poachers […]

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Courts obey the Constitution, not the whims of politicians

JUST when the keenest observers of the tensions between the executive and judiciary thought the vicious attacks on our judges had quietened down in the wake of the timely intervention of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and 26 of his senior colleagues, Sdumo Dlamini of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), who is beyond […]

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Inadequate health care services for children

Background 1. According to press reports, a significant number of infants die every year due to the shortage of Intensive Care Unit beds in state hospitals. Critically ill infants are assigned to beds in general hospital wards in which there are insufficient nurses, equipment and medication. In effect, the treatment available is simply inadequate. The […]

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