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ACERWC 31st Session opens
The 31st Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) is underway in Mali and was officially opened on 23 April…
Hon. Mliswa fumes over Gwanda solar project
Senior Zesa Holdings executives, workers as well as former Energy deputy minister Munacho Mutezo yesterday appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy over the controversial Gwanda solar…
Lesotho Parliament tackles on the reform agenda
Parliament of Lesotho is set to introduce parliamentary reforms in the near future and will incorporate tools on budget monitoring and analysis, an official has said. Speaking during a training…
SAPST trains Lesotho Parliament on Budget process
The SAPST team are in Maseru, Lesotho for a training workshop with the Lesotho Parliament on Budget analysis and monitoring. The workshop is being attended by members of Parliament, CSOs…
Electoral Amendment Bill debate postponed to May
The Electoral Amendment Bill will now be debated on 8 May when Parliament resumes sitting after all the political parties represented in Parliament agreed that they could only do justice…
Botswana raises age of consent to 18 years
The Botswana Parliament has passed the Penal Code Amendment Bill raising the age of consent for sex from 16 years to 18 years. The objective of the “new law” is…
Child Rights practitioners commit to demand increased accountability
The three day SADC Child rights workshop came to an end today with delegates from Eastern and Southern Africa committing to renewed energy on advocacy towards protection, promotion and fulfillment…
Prioritise child friendly budgets: African Governments told
SAPST Public Policy Officer Mrs Chengetai Madziwa-Kanyangu has called on African Governments to accelerate children’s rights by ensuring that there is equitable resource allocation and spending for the survival, learning…
SADC Child Rights Conference kick starts in Harare
Child rights experts from the continent are gathered in Harare for a three-day conference on effective engagement for the protection, respect, promotion and fulfillment of children’s rights in Southern Africa….