November 2007

Sonia Gandhi addresses United Nations General Assembly on International Day of Nonviolence

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:46+00:00 December 12th, 2007|November 2007|

This year through a widely supported resolution, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday 2 October was declared a day of nonviolence by the United Nations. In her address to the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, informal plenary, Madam Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance said, “ This is a collective homage of the

Threat of Global Warming

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:46+00:00 December 12th, 2007|November 2007|

Complied by Indhrannie pillayIn light of the recent spate of erratic weather conditions, many people find themselves questioning the advent of global warming. What is Global warming? Simply put, it is the heating up of the earth.    Global warming is the earth’s response to the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a result of greenhouse

Consumer Issues

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:46+00:00 December 12th, 2007|November 2007|

Drawing cash safely at the ATMAutomatic teller machines (ATMs) are an easy way to withdraw and deposit money and for many other transactions. But criminals may try to get into your account during or after your transaction, so here are some useful tips to stay safe.Be Careful with cashConsumers are encouraged to take special care

Flight of Skills a Major Problem Faced by Developing Countries

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:46+00:00 December 12th, 2007|November 2007|

Speaking at the 25 Anniversary of Institute of International Finance celebrated in Washington DC, Trevor Manuel South Africa’s Finance Minister said, “In pursuit of macro economic goals there is some risk of losing sight of the human purpose of our shared institutional arrangements. Human development - building human capabilities, constructing opportunities for people to lead

Historic schools project aims to recapture our heritage

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Compiled by Nereshnee GovenderA project aimed at revitalizing South Africa's historic schools was launched at Adams College in Amanzimtoti, Durban in November. The Historic Schools' Restoration Project was initiated by Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan. This project is a partnership between the Department of Arts and Culture, churches and non-governmental organisations. At the launch

What is the right size?

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:46+00:00 December 12th, 2007|November 2007|

By Margaret Legum- We extend our deepest sympathies with the family and friends of the author of this article who recently passed on.Popes are not necessarily the clearest communicators; but they can be worth the effort. Take Pope Pius XII: ‘It is an injustice, and at the same time a grave evil and disturbance of

The Role of the Children’s Court

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:46+00:00 December 12th, 2007|November 2007|

Compiled by Jessica PandayThe Children’s Court must be seen within the context of the number of Children’s laws passed in this country over the centuries and the changing perception of deviant behaviour in children.   Interestingly the original belief was that children were deviant because of their own making and possibly were born deviant.  This perception

We Pledge to Fight Poverty and Inequality

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:46+00:00 December 12th, 2007|November 2007|

In one of the biggest events ever-organised world wide on one day, millions of people came together in South Africa and around the world to pledge their support to fight poverty and inequality in the world.Millions of ordinary people, politicians, celebrities, workers and youth stood up for a few minutes and took a universal pledge

Eye on the World

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:46+00:00 December 12th, 2007|November 2007|

ISRAEL / PALESTINEDialogue helps to improve understanding Reported by Yehuda Stolov of the interfaith encounter movement in Israel All religions have some fasting as part of their ritual. Here the Palestinians and Israelis explain why they fast. Please share with us your fasting experiences such as why the fast, how you fast and what is its

16 Days of Activism November 25 – December 10

By | 2017-11-09T15:54:46+00:00 December 4th, 2007|November 2007|

Compiled by Indhrannie Pillay25 November 2007 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as well as the start to the Sixteen Days of Activism Global Campaign.In December 1999 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in