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The hardship of being a single parent in Ficksburg

The hardship of being a single parent in Ficksburg

Being a single parent, to some, it is looked down upon which makes some mothers reluctant to ask for help from their communities. According to a 2011 research report by the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR), a significant number of children don’t live...
Reporting better on GBV:  A guide for journalists & editors

Reporting better on GBV: A guide for journalists & editors

The 25 Nov 2017-10 December 2017, marked the start and end of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. During the remainder of the 16 days of activism, Citizen Justice Network’s paralegal journalists were sharing stories on issues that they feel...
Illegal Evictions: what you need to know

Illegal Evictions: what you need to know

Illegal evictions occur in SA every day because people are unaware of their rights or the appropriate measures to take. Some are just too afraid to challenge the farmer, house owner or flat owner. Unlawful evictions are prevalent in the Free State involving farm...
Human Traffic Hotspot in Ficksburg

Human Traffic Hotspot in Ficksburg

Ficksburg is a hotspot for traffickers, according to one of CJN’s paralegal-journalists Nomaswazi Tshabalala. She says that people are lured in from Lesotho because they are promised better opportunities in South Africa and then they are kidnapped while they are...