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KZN Government, community launching pilot strategy against illegal abortion advertising
Kwazulu-Natal Opinion South Africa

KZN Government, community launching pilot strategy against illegal abortion advertising

A KwaZulu-Natal action group comprising public and private sector representatives is working on a joint strategy to eradicate illegal abortion advertising. The group, which includes the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) Department of Health, local SAPS and municipalities,  and an NGO which prefers to remain anonymous hope to launch a pilot project […]

A sound investment in ‘charcoal’
Opinion Women

A sound investment in ‘charcoal’

[notice] A fortnightly column by Anna Heydenrych[/notice] When I was a young girl, my best friend and I once developed a notion that braai charcoal had the potential to transform into diamonds. I suppose we heard about how coal, buried deep within the earth and subjected to immense pressure over […]

Is ‘moderate Islam’ relevant?
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Is ‘moderate Islam’ relevant?

[notice]A view that Islam does not pose a threat to Christianity because only a small fraction of Muslims are radical could cost the West dearly, writes the author of an analysis in InContextMinististries‘ A World in Motion, Issue 61.[/notice] The White House is now calling the assault on the American […]

Why calls for a global blasphemy law must be resisted
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Why calls for a global blasphemy law must be resisted

Editorial Comment originally published in barnabasaid Violent protests against the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims have sparked renewed calls for an international law banning the defamation of religion, chiefly Islam. These have come from unsurprising quarters, such as Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. […]

Crime statistics: downward trend continues but at slower rate
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Crime statistics: downward trend continues but at slower rate

[notice]Peter-John Pearson, director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Committee, comments on the latest crime statistics released by the Government.[/notice] On 20th September, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa released the crime statistics for the period 1st April 2011 to 31st March 2012. Despite a certain cynicism about their value (and the often-quoted […]