2017 U.N. Correspondents Association Awards For Best Journalistic Coverage Of The United Nations And U.N. Agencies


WINNERS WILL BE HONORED AT GALA EVENT BY THE U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL H.E. ANTÓNIO GUTERRES MID – DECEMBER 2017 (Date TBD) AT CIPRIANI WALL STREET, NEW YORK NEW YORK, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 22nd annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast […]

Prix UNCA 2017 concours de la meilleure couverture mediatique de l’ONU et de ses agences


Remise des prix mi-décembre 2017 à New York au Gala de l’UNCA sous la présidence d’honneur du Secrétaire général António Guterres, au Cipriani Wall Street, New York NEW YORK, 11 mai 2017 /PRNewswire/ — L’association des Correspondants de presse des Nations Unies (UNCA) invite les médias du monde entier — presse écrite, télévisuelle et radio, presse […]

Leaders Attending International Conference on Somalia Voice Support for Security Plan


Participants at Thursday’s international conference on Somalia say they will support a plan aimed at enabling the country’s fledgling and poorly-equipped army to defeat al-Shabab militants and take over national security from African Union troops.Troop…

Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize embarks on Imbizo programme in Etwatwa, Benoni


Minister Mkhize, Executive Mayor Masina to attend Imbizo in Etwatwa, Benoni

Home Affairs Minister, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, will tomorrow morning, Saturday 13 May 2017, embark on an Imbizo programme with parents, teachers and community members of Etwatwa, in Benoni, at the WJ Mpengesi Primary School. Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor, Mzwandile Masina is also expected to attend.

Stakeholders attending will include parents and learners from 25 schools in the area. The schools mainly accommodate children who are undocumented, with some not registered as citizens and others being from child-headed homes and families of foreign nationals.

Home Affairs has received some queries regarding children barred from schools and struggling to benefit from social security programmes due to lack of required documents, such as birth certificates. Educators had raised challenges they face about likely exclusion of children from schools. This is an opportunity therefore to listen to concerns of communities and to explain application processes.

Around 500 stakeholders, including members of School Governing Bodies, community representatives and local leaders are expected to participate in a stakeholder engagement at the school � WJ Mpengesi Primary. Home Affairs mobile units will be on site.

Source: Government of South Africa



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