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South Africa: ANC to push for land expropriation without compensation and decriminalising sex work
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Politics and Society South Africa: ANC to push for land expropriation without compensation and decriminalising sex work

The African National Congress, the governing party in South Africa made a number of resolutions at its 54th elective conference, which include the decriminalisation of sex work and plans to push for amendments to the constitutional law to allow for the expropriation of land without compensation. The resolutions have been met with mixed emotions.

South Africa: High Court outlaws corporal punishment at home
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Politics and Society South Africa: High Court outlaws corporal punishment at home

Greetings from South Africa, where the South Gauteng High Court ruling has declared parents will no longer be allowed to spank their children. Corporal punishment has previously been outlawed as a punishment in the justice system or in schools, but parents could still smack their children using a plea of special defence of reasonable chastisement.

South Africa: Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants corporal punishment in schools
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Arts, Culture and Sport South Africa: Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini wants corporal punishment in schools

In many parts of the world, corporal punishment has been abolished in schools, including South Africa. However, King Goodwill Zwelithini, leader of the Zulu ethnic group strongly believes in the biblical maxim of spare the rod and spoil the child saying: “the rod would make learners perform well.” The Zulu King is the patron of education in Kwa-Zulu Natal province.