South Africa: ‘Prevention is Always Better Because the Cost of Violence is Higher’

[allAfrica] Cape Town -In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled that the common law defence of reasonable and moderate parental chastisement of children is unconstitutional. The court said it was of the view that there are effective ways to discipline children without the use of corporal punishment. The ruling has been met with mixed reaction, with some organisations hailing it while others saying it sets a very dangerous precedent.

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South Africa: Why Parents Beating Their Children is Not African Culture

[allAfrica] Cape Town -After South Africa’s Constitutional Court upheld a high court ruling that declared corporal punishment at home unconstitutional, there were memes about African parents ignoring the ruling and beating their children anyway. That’s the way they were disciplined and they turned out fine – that’s the thinking.

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Angola: Charcoal Project Prioritizes Correct Use of Forests

[ANGOP] Luanda -The project with mitigation components to promote sustainable charcoal prioritizes the way the forests should be used and the aggressive deforestation, said this weekend in Luanda the head of the Climate Change Office for Desertification and Drought, Luís Constantino.

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South Africa: #GuptaLeaks Wins Global Shining Light Investigative Journalism Award

[Daily Maverick] The Daily Maverick’s Scorpio, amaBhungane and News24, in cooperation with OpenUp and Finance Uncovered, have scooped the global gong for investigative journalism when the team was announced as a co-winner of the Global Shining Light award of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the world’s most prestigious investigative journalism award.

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A new study slams America for neglecting Syria’s civil war

AT THE END of last year President Donald Trump explained that he was done with Syria. He boasted of defeating the jihadists of Islamic State (IS), “my only reason for being there”. Though he later reversed his decision to withdraw all 2,000 American troops from Syria, the conflict remains low on his list of priorities

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South Africa: Stuart Baxter Calls it Quits as Bafana Bafana Coach

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Stuart Baxter has officially announced his resignation as Bafana Bafana coach, IOL reports. The 65-year-old made the statement after calling for an urgent press conference, saying he felt compelled to leave the team as it would enter a new cycle which included the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup Qualifiers.

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