October 18, 2017

News:

Vhalinavho Khavhagali

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As environmental authorities, climatologists, conservationists and other stakeholders gathered provincial climate change workshop in Bloemfontein this week, The Weekly’s Martin Makoni took the opportunity to talk to the director for climate change adaptation in the Department of Environmental Affairs, Vhalinavho Khavhagali, about how the shift in weather patterns is affecting people across the world and more importantly, what the Free State and South Africa can do to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases that drive climate change. Excerpts: What is climate change? Climate change refers to the changes in the weather patterns, whereby our seasonal changes take longer or they…

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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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