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New guidelines in pipeline for classifying films, publications

The Council of the Films and Publications board has called for comments on its proposed guidelines to be used in the classification of films, games and certain publications. The Guidelines indicate that the purpose of classification of films, games and publications is, inter alia, to protect children from exposure to disturbing and harmful materials and from premature exposure to adult experiences. ...

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UN spotlight on criminal justice responses to violence against women

The UN’s Economic and Social Council has published the report, “Strengthening crime prevention and criminal justice responses to violence against women”. The report finds that violence against women is a concern for all countries. Most countries have adopted legislation to prevent it, have trained officials, have support service mechanisms in place, have developed comprehensive policies and strategies to address the problem. ...

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Social Development unveils new strategic and operational plan

The Department of Social Development presented its 2012–2014 Strategic Plan and Budget to the Portfolio Committee on 20 March 2012. The Department emphasised its leading role in eradicating poverty and addressing inequity through the development of programmes targeting the most vulnerable and marginalised. ...

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