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How to assist the victims of xenophobic violence in Cape Town
"The work of the City of Cape Town's emergency call centres is being hampered by the large number of calls from well-meaning residents who want to provide assistance in some or other form to the victims of xenophobic violence," said Wilfred Solomons-Johannes, Head of the Disaster Risk Management Centre.

Economic growth - only way out of poverty
There is no way to lift the millions of the world's poorest people out of the ghetto of poverty other than through sustained economic growth, writes Shaun Benton.

President Thabo Mbeki's Freedom Day speech at Turfhall Stadium - 27 April 2008
Read the text of President Thabo Mbeki's speech as delivered at Turfhall Stadium in Lansdowne on the 27th April 2008.

South African National flag - symbol of unity
It's a potent symbol of unity and progress and the only six-coloured national flag in the world.

Respect for human rights will lead to peace
South Africans living in informal settlements must begin to live in harmony with foreigners, in order to develop respect for human rights and bring peace and humanity to their communities, writes Nthambeleni Gabara.

"Heartlines" brings values to classrooms
Life Orientation lessons in classrooms have been given a "heartline" to help learners and teachers to debate and integrate values in their daily lives, writes Gabi Khumalo.

South Africa will soon adhere to UNESCO Convention
Arts and Culture Minister, Dr Pallo Jordaan says South Africa will soon adhere to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).

CITY REVIEW / STADSOORSIG: 31 JANUARY 2008
News highlights from City of Cape Town Council Meeting of 30 January 2008


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Did you know?

Zainunnissa "Cissie" Gool was the daughter of Dr Abdullah Abdurahman. She was the first non-white woman to complete a MA degree in Psychology and also the first non-white woman to practise law in South Africa, which she did in 1963 at 63 years of age. She was also the only non-white woman to sit on the Cape Town City Council before 1994, and also helped to form the Non-European United Front. There is an Avenue named after Cissie Gool in Rylands.

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