Jun/Jul 2017: Gender-Based Violence

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MONITOR newsletter      Jun/Jul 2017            
A monthly newsletter to keep communities informed about what is happening in Parliament

 

 

Gender-Based Violence

The Portfolio Committee on Police was briefed by the Civilian Secretariat for Police on the statistics relating to the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act. More…
 

 

Did you know?
The prescription bar set on sexual assault cases has been removed and victims of sexual assault offences dating back more than 20 years might now feel encouraged to report their cases.  More…

 

 
 

 

Socio Economic Rights for All

Education
According to the Auditor-General of South Africa, around R10 billion is spent every year on infrastructure for basic education.  More… 

 
 

 

 

Religion

Following media reports of congregants being asked to eat grass, snakes, drink petrol or part with considerable sums, the CRL Rights Commission decided to probe why people believed in and participated in some of these practices.  More…

 

Sign language

Deaf South Africa requested a review of sections 6 (1) and 6 (5) (a) of the Constitution to include the South African Sign Language (SALS) as an official language.  More…

 
 

 

Legislative Developments

ICC Africa

 

 

Cabinet has approved the publication of the Customary Initiation Bill. Once approved, the Bill will deal with the abuse of the initiation practice and provide norms and standards for conducting this customary practice. More…

 
 

 

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Debt in SA. More…

 
 

 

 

 

 

 



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