Category Archives: Society

In the eye of the Caribbean storm: one year on from Irma and Maria

“It was angry. That’s what it sounded like to me. When the roof came off, there were these horrible screeches, this horrible noise. It was devastating, and we all had to run”.
In September 2017, …

MEC Alan Winde hosts public entrepreneurship event, 6 Sept

First Thursday to highlight entrepreneurship in the Western Cape
On 6 September 2018, the Ministry of Economic Opportunities will be focusing on entrepreneurship as it opens its doors to the public for the evening.
MEC …

HUMAN RIGHTS BODY CALLS FOR PROBE INTO DEADLY BLAST AT SOUTH AFRICAN ARMS FACTORY

JOHANNESBURG– The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for a thorough investigation into an explosion at a munitions factory near Cape Town on Monday which left eight people dead.

It’s not immediately clear …

East Africa Gets Easy Money Transfer System

An international money transfer company has launched an online service for East Africans to send and receive money more easily. Analysts say WorldRemit will lower the cost of transferring money and boost African trade and …

Refugee Agency Will Soon Lose Ability to Carry Out Most Critical tasks, Director of Its New York Office Tells Palestinian Rights Committee

Observer for State of Palestine Urges Member States, Others to Urgently Make Clear Their Support for UNRWA’s Mandate
Despite emergency support from dozens of partners, the United Nations agency charged with providing health care, education …