One of the ways to protect children from abuse is to make use of the National Child Protection
Register. Employers should check the register before they hire people who will work with
children, the government has advised at the start of Youth Month.
Change starts in the heart. That's the message of Mitchells Plain: The Movie, a new film starring
amateur actors drawn from the township. Producer Robin Van der Byl hopes audiences will see
beyond his home town's reputation of violence and poverty.
The Department of Environmental Affairs has bankrolled a multimillion-rand land rehabilitation
project in Nquthu in KwaZulu-Natal. This project focuses on protection of grasslands and combats
desertification. It also employs nearly 200 people in the rural area.
A KwaZulu-Natal family has taken in 143 foreign nationals who were displaced by the xenophobic
attacks in the province earlier this year after the last temporary camp set up for them was
closed. The Wartnaby family is appealing for donations of household items for the refugees.
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