April 26, 2017

Bongani Majola

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The Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State (UFS) in collaboration with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) recently launched the Free State Centre for Human Rights. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni took the opportunity to speak to SAHRC chairperson Bongani Christopher Majola on the work of the commission as well as the state of race relations in the country in general. Excerpts: As the new chairperson of the SAHRC what will be your key priority areas during your term of office? In South Africa, racism is a big problem but when you look…

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Moeletsi Mbeki

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The ANC seems to be quite clear on the challenges that it is facing, hence it came up with the set of nine discussion documents, could this be a true indication that the party now understands its shortcomings and would like to get closer to the masses and regain lost support? Most of the points raised in those documents are well known issues that the party has not effectively addressed in the past and have cost it dearly in terms of support. So, to me those documents seem like an internal matter and I am not sure why the party…

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Gadija Brown

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This week the 10 consumer affairs court officials were issued with appointment letters by the provincial department of Destea’s acting head of department, Gadija Brown, while the officials themselves, will only be sworn in next Tuesday in Kroonstad. The Weekly’s Ramosidi Matekane took time this week to speak to Brown about the work of the court, and how the appointment of consumer affairs officials will help protect the rights of consumers in the province. Excerpts: What is the job of a consumer affairs court official? Well, a consumer affairs court official is a high level official who is appointed by…

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