COMMEMORATIVE DAYS

PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA SPEECH ON HUMAN RIGHT DAY 20 MARCH 2016

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The Premier of KZN‚ Mr Senzo Mchunu‚

The Ministers of Arts and Culture‚ Justice and Correctional Services‚ Basic Education and all Ministers and Deputy Ministers present‚

Former KZN Premier‚ Dr Zweli Mkhize‚

MECs‚ MPs and MPLs‚

The Mayor of eThekwini Municipality‚ Mr James Nxumalo and all Councillors‚

The leadership of the governing party and all other political parties present‚

Religious‚ traditional and business leaders present‚

Fellow South Africans‚

Sanibonani‚ good day‚ dumelang‚ thobela‚ molweni!

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HIV / AIDS WORLD DAY  01 DECEMBER 2015

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According to UNAIDS, HIV/AIDS has claimed more than 33 million lives since 1990. In that same time frame, we’ve seen the number of people dying from AIDS peak and then gradually go down. That can be credited to a myriad of things from advances in medicine and research to an increase in condom usage.

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IN ROBBEN ISLAND THROUGH THE EYES OF GABE MAGOMONA

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MADIBA’S BIRTHDAY 18 JULY 2012

MADIBA BIRTHDAY

CHILD LABOUR DAY

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Child Work is defined as a child performing menial tasks such as mowing the lawn, washing dishes and generally helping in the home etc. These tasks should however not be exploitative, hazardous or inappropriate for the child’s age or detrimental to the child’s social, physical, mental, spiritual or moral development.

According to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, it is a criminal offence to employ a child younger than 15, except in the performing arts with a permit from the Department of Labour. Children aged 15 to 18 may not be employed to do work inappropriate for their age, or work that places them at risk.

Devterms does not support the atrocity of child labour. We believe that all children have a right to basic needs including education.

What are you doing in your community to eradicate this?

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HUMAN RIGHT DAY 

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The Constitution provides for the establishment of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). The aim of the Commission is to promote respect for human rights, promote the protection, development and attainment of human rights, and to monitor and assess the observance of human rights in SA. The SAHRC was launched on 21 March 1996, 35 years after the fateful events of 21 March 1960 when demonstrators in Sharpeville were gunned down by police.

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NATIONAL WATER WEEK

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Ms Edna Molewa is calling on all South Africans to join the department in celebrating National Water Week by making a positive contribution towards efforts to conserve and protect the country`s water resources.

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TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK 12 – 19 FEBRUARY 2012

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HERITAGE MONTH SEPTMBER

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This theme throws the spotlight on the idealism and heroism of those who fought to liberate the country from colonialism and apartheid. Their memories will be evoked, their sacrifices acknowledged.

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REMEMBERING A DECADE LATER

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May those children who lost parents grow up to be strong leaders. May the innocent no longer suffer. May peace, hope and faith always prevail…

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NATIONAL BOOK WEEK 5-9 SEPTEMBER 2011

What was your favourite read as a child?

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SEPTEMBER IS TOURISM MONTH

  • South Africa is ranked 55 out of 139 destinations in the world as a country rich in cultural resources.
  • South Africa has a rich and diverse cultural heritage, which includes galleries, rock art centres, museums and cultural villages which showcase the traditions, lifestyle and value systems of indigenous cultural communities.
  • The proportion of domestic travellers seeking cultural activities increased from 9% in 2007 to 19% in 2009.
  • Tourism contributed an estimated 7,7% to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010.
  • From January to April 2011 South Africa had 2 750 175 foreign tourist arrivals to South Africa, up 7,5% on the 2 558 715 recorded over the same period in 2010.
  • Domestic tourists accounted for over 70% of all tourists in South Africa last year.
  • More than 309 000 tourists visited South Africa to attend the World Cup in 2010, injecting over R3,6 billion into the South African economy in terms of spend.

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WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

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There is never a year without humanitarian crises.  And wherever there are people in need, there are people who help them – men and women coming together to ease suffering and bring hope.  From Japan to Sudan, from Pakistan to the Horn of Africa, aid workers help people who have lost their homes, loved ones and sources of income.

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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OR SOUTH AFRICAN WOMAN

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“We will use Women’s Month to highlight the economic empowerment of women as a critical element of success for South Africa’s efforts to achieve its targets on economic growth,” Xingwana said in Pretoria on Sunday.

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NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY LAUNGED

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Foundation spokesperson Sello Hatang said a decision was made ahead of the launch not to mention Madiba’s health to avoid it overshadowing the event.

Monday’s launch, held at the Nelson Mandela Foundations’s premises in Houghton saw children, from various high schools in Gauteng, give their views on what the day means to them and how it should be commemorated.

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WORLD TUBERCULOSIS’S DAY

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