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One last time: Be an Active Citizen

I wrote my very first column for the Pretoria News in 2006. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing the weekly Tuesday column which has focused on hundreds and hundreds of issues. This is my last column. You are welcome to follow me on my blog www.abramjee.com or on Twitter @abramjee. It’s a good time to reflect […]

To conquer rape, we need to beat drugs

The #StopRape campaign remains top of mind as we continue to be bombarded with horrific stories of women and children being raped and abused daily. Has the awareness over recent weeks made any difference? I think it has, to some extent. South Africans have been thinking and talking about this societal scourge. It has also […]

We are all in this together

I attended a “State of the Suburb” community meeting in Bedfordview, Johannesburg last night, which was organised by the local Community Policing Forum (CPF). The turnout was fantastic. Gauteng Police Commissioner, Lt. General Mzwandile Petros and Community Safety MEC, Faith Mazibuko was there too, including representatives from the SHOUT Foundation. The Bedfordview CPF is credited […]

Let’s tell the world SA has a lot of good to offer

South Africa has been making international headlines over recent months. The last time the country grabbed global attention to this extent, was when Nelson Mandela was released from prison and during the first democratic election in 1994. More recently, the Marikana blood-bath, the rape scourge, “Blade runner” Oscar Pistorius killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp […]

Clarion call to break silence on abuse of rights

“Human Rights Day (21 March) presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.” This year, we have much to reflect upon. The South African Police Service (SAPS) is making international headlines again following the torture and subsequent […]