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Dlamini slates Mbete, Sisulu candidacy for ANC president

JOHANNESBURG, August 13 – African National Congress Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini on Sunday lambasted ANC presidential hopefuls Baleka Mbete and Lindiwe Sisulu, saying former African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the only woman candidate chosen by the league to take over the ANC presidency at the party’s elective conference in December. ”Our power […]

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Bathabile Dlamini calls for harsher sentences for women abusers

JOHANNESBURG, August 9 – Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, on Wednesday called for harsher prison sentences for perpetrators of violence against women, saying that they should also not be considered for parole after serving their sentences. “The minimum sentence for women abusers is very low and that should change. There should not be parole for them. […]

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ANC Women’s League comment on its male delegates ‘laughable’ – Cosatu

JOHANNESBURG, July 5 – The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) criticised the African National Congress’ Women’s League (ANCWL) for bringing six male delegates to the party policy conference, accusing the league of ”playing into the hands of patriarchy”. ”We find it laughable that the ANC Women’s League could not find even six women amongst […]

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Scopa gives Sassa two weeks to submit strategic plan

  PARLIAMENT – Parliament’s watchdog public accounts committee (Scopa) on Tuesday, gave the Social Security Agency’s of South Africa (Sassa) a fortnight to submit a detailed strategic plan on taking over welfare grant payments after it struggled to provide detail on preparations, seemingly for fear of contradicting Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. The demand followed […]