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Students gather outside court as Manana appears for assault

JOHANNESBURG, September 13 – University students on Wednesday gathered outside the Randburg Magistrate’s Court, where former higher education minister, Mduduzi Manana, was appearing on assault charges, to which he was expected to plead guilty. Students from the University of Johannesburg and Fort Hare and the Tshwane University of Technology gathered outside the courthouse, with most expressing […]

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Gender commission welcomes Mduduzi Manana’s ‘long-awaited resignation’

JOHANNESBURG, August 20 – The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has welcomed the resignation of Higher Education and Training Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana. “Upon his acknowledgement that he has assaulted Ms Mandisa Duma at the Cubana Nightclub in Fourways, [Johannesburg] the gender commission was vociferous in its calls for Mr Manana to either be suspended […]

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Commission for Gender Equality expresses concern over gender-based violence

JOHANNESBURG, August 18 – Men and boys should stand in solidarity with other stakeholders in the fight against gender-based violence to help communities combat atrocities against women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, the Commission for Gender Equality said on Friday. “Let this month be the turning point in the struggle for gender justice […]

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It would have been ‘a little odd’ to discuss Manana assault charges in Cabinet – Dlodlo

PARLIAMENT, August 17 – Amid growing calls for the self-confessed woman beater, deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana, to resign or be fired, it was not on the cabinet agenda this week, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo revealed on Thursday. Briefing journalists in Pretoria and Cape Town on cabinet’s fortnightly meeting on Wednesday, Dlodlo said the […]