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JBF 2020 PANEL DISCUSSION VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, FEMINISING OUR MOVEMENTS AND OUR STRUGGLES: NEW PERSPECTIVES AND SOLUTIONS Format: PANEL DISCUSSION Date and Time: Saturday, 7 November 2020, 1500 – 1630 Venue: Zoom and Facebook Live Zoom Registration Link: Click Here Despite numerous Gender Summits, policies, legislation, resolutions, marches and demonstrations, violence against women in South Africa is …

JBF 2020 PANEL DISCUSSION COVID-19: FAITH AND THE CRISIS OF CAPITALISM Format:  PANEL DISCUSSION Date and Time: Friday, 16 October 2020, 1800 – 1930 Venue: Zoom and Facebook Live Zoom Registration Link: In this time of Covid-19 in South Africa and with various increasing crises –  poverty and unemployment, food insecurity and the lack of basic services, …

A 29-year-old woman named Pontsho Mohlanka has been arrested and charged in a case where two kids…

“Some of the Sivuseni EPWP workers were dismissed in March by government after they received SMS’s that they must not report on duty. The workers said they worked for more than 6 years and earned R2 500,00 per month. They…”

“The Community Workers Union of South Africa (CWUSA) spoke against labour disputes and unlawful dismissals during Covid-19 pandemic. The #JoziToStellebosch movement which saw students from the universities around Gauteng walk from Johannesburg all the way to Stellenbosch, Western Cape, raising…”

“We planted crosses, laid wreaths and offered family members of those who lost their lives an opportunity to not only grieve, but to condemn the gang violence by saying “enough is enough”.
It still remains one of the largest…”

“But it is already the end of July and there are districts that haven’t been given direction about what the terms of signing are under the regulations of COVID-19. The signing of these long awaited permanent contracts is taking place…”

“ARO has responded to this xenophobic and exclusionary policy by delivering over 4000 food parcels to Reclaimers and members of the community they live in. We have seen first-hand the effects of Government’s policies on communities and how they are…”

“On 1 July, Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is threatening that Israel will, in flagrant violation of international law, commence the annexation of a large part of Palestinian territory in the West Bank – with…”

“This community based social movement also differs with both national and provincial government and warns political parties of playing games with the lives of poor working class communities.
Exponential increases…”

“…Women also shared experiences about challenges they face in the home. The women are also not allowed to be the head of the household. If the husband passes away…”

Reasons for organising, according to participants include working together in order to achieve a common goal. Another group said it is in…