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2016-06-28 Youth Speak Out On the High Cost of Finding Work
[The Conversation Africa] The voices of the youth are often neglected in discussions about the problems they encounter in finding work. Unemployment is one of the biggest challenges young people face globally. But the absence of young voices on the subject stands in the way of understanding and solving the problem.

2016-06-28 Treasury Sets 'Reasonable' R7.8m for Zuma to Pay Back
[Daily Maverick] The end of the Nkandla affair is in sight. In line with the Constitutional Court judgment that found the Public Protector's report on Nkandla was binding, National Treasury determined a "reasonable percentage" of the non-security upgrades that President Jacob Zuma has to pay back to the state.

2016-06-28 Civil Society Under Serious Attack
[IPS] United Nations -Despite their contribution to social justice, civil society organisations came under "serious attack" in 109 countries in 2015, according to a new report published by CIVICUS Monday.

2016-06-28 Election Violence - Should South Africa Be Worried?
[ISS] In the last couple of weeks, South Africa's major political parties have begun publishing their manifestos and candidate lists and positioning themselves for the municipal elections set for 3 August. At the same time, protests against the economic and political situation have continued across the country.

2016-06-28 Factionalism in ANC Fuels Violent Protests
[Atlantic Council] On June 20, violent protests broke out in Tshwane, the metropolitan municipality encompassing South Africa's executive capital, Pretoria.

2016-06-28 Canadian Rapper Drake Encourages Youth to Be Great
[SAnews.gov.za] Johannesburg -Canadian Hip Hop Star, Drake, has encouraged young South Africans to do everything they can to realise a brighter future and make their country proud.

2016-06-28 Uganda's Kazibwe Seeks Support for African Union Top Job
[East African] Dr Kazibwe, 60, is pitted against Botswana's Dr Pelomin Venson-Moitio, 65, and Equatorial Guinea's Agapito Mba Mokuy, 51.

2016-06-28 Kaizer Chiefs Sign Zimbabwean Stars Chirambadare and Katsvairo
[The Herald] EDMORE CHIRAMBADARE has been handed the Number 11 jersey which used to be worn by Warriors talisman Knowledge Musona during his two successful spells at Kaizer Chiefs, triggering a wave of expectations among the Amakhosi fans that their latest recruit could be something special.

2016-06-27 So, What's the Best Way to Teach Children About the History of the Dompas?
[The Daily Vox] A private school in Johannesburg has clarified accusations that it had forced black students to carry a dompas as part of a school project.

2016-06-28 Going to Press - Black Newspapers in South Africa
[The Journalist] Tim Couzen's paper, titled History of the Black Press in South Africa 1836-1960 presented at the University of the Witwatersrand Institute for Advanced Social Research, discusses the characters and newspapers that contributed to the black press, including The Citizen, The Clarion, The Sun and The Cape Herald.

2016-06-28 Brexit - It's the Worst Possible Time to Quit
[The Journalist] The United Kingdom's referendum last week, on the decision to leave the European Union sent shockwaves throughout the world. UK voters made their voices heard and what followed was a weakened Pound, and British Prime Minister David Cameron announcing his resignation. Tim Knight recalls the bloody wars of Europe and what Brexit means for peace in the region.

2016-06-28 Shwabada - Documenting the Lost Legacy of One of South Africa's Most Treasured Musicians
[The Journalist] How do you go about piecing together the history of a South Africa musical icon whose story wasn't only left out of the local jazz narrative, but was almost entirely undiscovered? The answer it seems, is through four years of on-and-off interviews, a whole lot of financial loaning, and the quiet, burning passion that only a lover of jazz can possess.

2016-06-28 SA-Bound Zambians Take Heed
[Times of Zambia] IT is sad to note that the title of the novel Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton which represents the chaos, destruction, and corruption in apartheid South Africa, is significant even today because the nation's history is still having some effect in post-apartheid South Africa.

2016-06-28 IFP: Condemns Attacks On IFP Candidates
[IFP] The Inkatha Freedom Party has condemned the recent attack on the home of an IFP candidate in Nongoma that left one person dead.

2016-06-28 ANC Election List Fraud
[GroundUp] Party says its Khayelitsha ward 93 councillor will be made to resign as soon as elected

2016-06-28 'I Don't Like Smoking Whoonga Anymore but Being Unemployed Isn't Helping Either'
[The Daily Vox] BHEKANI BHENGU, a 31-year-old from Claremont, Durban, was hooked on whoonga for 11 years. He was at the Durban University of Technology's "Support, don't punish" campaign event advocating for better drug policies based on health and human rights. He told The Daily Vox about his journey of drug addiction and trying to break the habit.

2016-06-28 Statistician-General Pali Lehohla Releases Financial Census of Municipalities 2015 Results, 29 Jun
[SA Govt] Statistician-General to release the Financial Census of Municipalities, 2015 results

2016-06-28 Public Works Confirms Continuity of Expanded Public Works Programme in Tshwane
[SA Govt] Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) will not be discontinued in the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

2016-06-28 Basic Education Hosts 2016 Abc Motsepe School Choral and Traditional Music Competition, 28 Jun to 1 Jul
[SA Govt] The Department of Basic Education has partnered with the Motsepe Foundation to bring you the 2016 ABC Motsepe School Choir Eisteddfod. The national competition is taking place from Tuesday, 28 June to Friday, 1 July 2016 at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg, Johannesburg.

2016-06-28 MEC Debbie Schafer Visits WCED Winter Holiday Programmes, 28 to 30 Jun
[SA Govt] Over the course of the next couple weeks, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is running a number of holiday programmes during the winter school holidays which will include Safe Schools Holiday Programmes as well as Winter Schools for our Grade 12's.

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