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Foster parent will receive funds after being declined

Landmark judgement affirms that foster children have the same rights as other children in a family

In a landmark judgement the Pretoria High Court has for the first time determined that a foster child has the same rights as other children in a family unity when it came to claiming from the Road Accident Fund (RAF).

Roos Fortuin, the foster mother of an underage child who may not be named instituted a claim for loss of support after her husband Hendrik Albertus Fortuin was killed in a car accident on March 14 2003.


Go back to work Sapo, says the Committee

The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services calls on the South African Post Office (Sapo) workers to return to work immediately, following a voluntary resignation by all board members on 7 November 2014.

The resignations came in the wake of the meeting between the Committee, Sapo board members and executive management as well as the Minister of the Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services, Mr Siyabonga Cwele, on 31 October 2014 to understand the current state of affairs at the entity.


Tshwane launches the Madiba’s Remembrance walk.

The Nelson Mandela Remembrance walk is one of the many great preserves and an initiative by the Gauteng Provincial government to ensure that South Africans find ways to narrate his life in a manner that promotes social cohesion, unity and appreciates the diverse nature of the rainbow nation.

MEC Molebatsi Bopape said that the life and service by Dr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela to the people is inestimable and that it's a life embodied in the history, the present as well as the future.


North West Local Government suspended.

The suspended Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipal Manager Mokgele Mojaki is to appear before a disciplinary committee on 20 November 2014 where he will face eight separate charges of misconduct.

Mojaki was suspended over two weeks ago by the Administrator who has been appointed by the Provincial Government to oversee the affairs of the Municipality. The suspension followed his refusal or failure to provide reasons why he should not be placed on precautionary suspension as stipulated in the letter of intention to have him suspended.


It’s time for Santa!

The year is almost coming to an end, and Christmas is just around the corner.

However, some families enjoy Christmas and some don't, as they sometimes don't have enough money to take care of their families more especially for their children to enjoy themselves.

To most children in rural areas, Christmas is just like a normal day to them. Well Santa Shoe Box Project is making sure that every child's Christmas is special. This project is an initiative of the kidz2kidz Trust and registered as a Public Benefit Organization. It also operates as a non-profit organization


ANC calls removal of illegal guns from society!

Maximum sentences should be imposed as a deterrent against those in possession and those who use these guns to mow down other human beings’.

In the last eleven days there have been shocking incidents of crime targeting high profile individuals who found themselves at the wrong end of the barrels of illegal fire-arms.

These are a Parliamentarian, Mr Jackson Mthembu and Soccerite, Senzo Meyiwa, both prominent figures in the country.


‘The Public Protector is pleading poverty’-ANC

The Office of the ANC Chief Whip notes the decision of the Public Protector to challenge certain aspects of the judgment of the Western Cape High Court in a case between the SABC and DA.

The ANC Chief Whip said that the judgment asserted that although the remedial measures of the Public Protector cannot be ignored, they are not binding, enforceable and are not similar to court judgments.

“The judgment also stated that the role of the Office of the Public


The MEC Resolves a Nine Day Protest Action in Sedibeng

One of the longest service delivery protest action in Gauteng has been suspended, following intensive negotiations between the Province, the municipality and community leaders.

The protest action was mainly over the lack of formal low - cost housing in the area of Sedibeng in New Village, which was sustained for nine days by angry residents. The residents blocked the local main road with stones making it impossible for motorists to use the road since the start of the protest.


‘Suggestions that Judge Masipa was bribed undermines’- Council

The sentencing of Paralympian athlete, Oscar Pistorius, having now been disposed of, the General Council of the Bar condemns the personal attacks and threats against Her Ladyship, the Honourable Justice Thokozile Masipa, relating to her decision to acquit Mr Pistorius of murder and to convict him of culpable homicide.

The GCB said in a statement that trials which attract as much media interest as this one has, and which are televised live, are bound to evoke strong reactions, “The outcome will almost invariably give rise to polarised opinion amongst members of the public.


Collect-a-can national schools competition countdown

There is only one week left for eco-conscience schools to win with their used beverage can collections through the annual National Schools Competition closing on Friday, 31 October 2014.

Over 160 schools across the country have already registered for this year's Collect-a-Can National Schools Competition, which gives schools the platform to raise additional funds and the opportunity to win their share of R788 800.00 in monthly and annual prizes.

Schools that register for the


Sanral's decision to make submission to e-toll

Gauteng Premier David Makhura welcomes the decision by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to meet with the e-toll advisory panel.

The panel has scheduled the meeting with SANRAL on 3, 4 and 6 November 2014.

"I am convinced that the decision by SANRAL to make its submission to the panel is consistent with the spirit of strengthening co-operative governance and improving inter-governmental relations to serve the people of South Africa better," said Makhura.

The e-toll advisory panel was established by Premier Makhura in July to assess the socio-economic impact of e-tolls in Gauteng.

The panel is made up of experts from various fields such as transport, economics,


Senzo Meyiwa is no more!

Senzo Meyiwa (27) was a South African footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League, and for the South Africa national team.

Meyiwa made his debut for South Africa on 2 June 2013 in a 2–0 away victory against Lesotho. He was included in the South African squad led by manager Gordon Igesund for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but made no appearances. For the 2015 Africa Cup


T.B. Joshua to testify on 5th November 2014

Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, will on 5th November 2014 appear before a coroner’s inquest investigating the recent collapse of its guest house.


The Lagos State Coroner, Mr Oyetade Komolafe, announced




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Support for sex workers!

The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and Sisonke National Sex Movement are disturbed by the increase in violence towards female sex workers in South Africa.

Several incidents have been repeatedly reported regarding the criminalisation of sex workers which includes the recent one at Kenilworth, when a resident Tim Osrin, allegedly assaulted a 44 year old domestic worker whom he thought was a sex worker. 

Osrin attacked the woman in full view of the public; he belittled and insulated her just because he thought she's a"sex worker".

Sisonke and SWEAT have attempted to constructively


Deputy President Ramaphosa addressed back to school party

On Saturday, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a keynote address at the 8th back to school party, hosted by the Adopt a School Foundation in Johannesburg.

Deputy President Ramaphosa is the Chairman of the ‘Adopt a


Time for change in rural areas!

Many communities in rural areas have cried for years for 'change' to be brought onto them as promised by the government. However, for their problems to be into change they get worse.

Most families rather choose to survive through fruits and vegetables plantations, which they will sell to get money to take care of their needs. However, to some the situation is so bad that they only survive themselves by the social grants and pension funds that they receive from the government of which they are so grateful of.

The Spotlight spoke to one of


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