Many young white people are encouraged by their parents to just “move on” with the business of the future, writes Adriaan Basson.
No monetary compensation can ever make up for the loss experienced by the family of Michael Komape, who died when a pit toilet in Limpopo collapsed while he was using it, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has said in its ruling.
The Limpopo High Court has reserved judgment in the Michael Kompape leave to appeal application.
Michael Komape's parents, Rosina and Maloti, are disappointed after the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane dismissed their general and constitutional claims for R3m. Michael, 5, drowned in a pit latrine in 2014.
The conduct and testimony of senior Gauteng health department officials during the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings have been criticised during closing arguments.
I was assaulted. The attack was swift and left me reeling. It happened on a Friday night in Cape Town. I had flown in with my friend for a weekend break. My friend and I were walking down St George’s Mall.
The SA National Defence Force is being taken to court for allegedly discriminating against HIV-positive members and new recruits, according to a report.
TAC and Section 27 have expressed outrage about an alleged campaign to halt the manufacture of cheaper medicine.
The Komape family has been awarded over R1 million in damages for emotional shock, NGO Section 27's former executive director Mark Heywood has told News24.
Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha and Education MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe should take their cue from the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing and compensate the family of Michael Komape, who died when he fell into a pit toilet, says the provincial ANC Youth League.
The drowning of five-year-old Lumka Mketwa in a school pit toilet this week has shocked organisations fighting for proper school infrastructure, and has sparked fresh calls for government to do more to eradicate shoddy sanitation altogether.
The violation of the dignity of the Life Esidimeni patients and their families lies at the heart of the legal argument made by Section 27.
After months of back and forth, civil society may finally get an opportunity to meet with the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on its latest strategy to combat hunger in South Africa.
More than 100 health workers arrested for staging a sit-in at the Free State health department have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court.
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