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Safety Tips for The Festive Season

The holiday season is filled with happiness and celebration, but it can also be a time of danger for road users.

It seems everyone is in a hurry trying to wrap up their shopping and enjoy festive celebrations. But as you’re dashing around town, it’s important to keep road safety top of mind, as the streets are busier and drivers are distracted by their holiday to do lists.

People are urged to be more careful on the roads. Here are a few friendly tips to ensure your Festive season is a safe one:

Don’t drink and drive

Activist Fears for His Life

Cape Town based Ses'khona Movement leader, Andile Lili, says he fears for his life following a shooting incident outside his home in Makhaza on the Cape Flats in November 2014.
 
Lili was speaking on the side-lines of a service delivery march to the Western Cape provincial legislature.
 
He was shot several times by unknown people and spent time in a critical condition in hospital.
 

Call for UN to Prioritise Right to Privacy

Brazil has called Internet privacy a world priority a day after it and Germany submitted a joint United Nations (UN) text on the issue in reaction to massive United States (US) cyber spying.
 
Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, argues that privacy on the Internet is part of human rights and its protection must receive priority treatment in UN discussions.
 
She further stresses that, "The right to privacy cannot be subjected to arbitrary interference, as shown by allegations of [US] spying.”.

NICRO: Administrator - Pietermaritzburg

The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) is a national crime prevention nonprofit organisation that works towards a safer South Africa.

NICRO seeks to appoint an Administrator, based in Pietermaritzburg.

Responsibilities:

  • ­Reception;
  • ­Management of office resources and assets;
  • ­Office administration and information management: e.g. petty cash, filing, mail, attendance registers;
  • ­Client file management.

Requirements:

NICRO: Professional Fundraiser

The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) is a national crime prevention nonprofit organisation that works towards a safer South Africa.

NICRO seeks to appoint a Professional Fundraiser to join its established team, based at its Head Office in Cape Town.

Responsibilities:

NICRO: Social Worker

The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) is a national crime prevention nonprofit organisation that works towards a safer South Africa.

NICRO seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in Cape Town.

The candidate will offer their social work skills to a leading South African organisation that is offering programmes towards crime prevention.

Requirements:

Will Fewer Firearms Make South Africa Safer?

Hlupha was eight when he got his first gun and his neighbour taught him to commit crime. His first robbery was of the post office in the small town where he lived. When Hlupha was 16, he shot a boy at school for flirting with his girlfriend. He committed many more crimes over a number of years until he was arrested and convicted for kidnapping, robbery and assault. When we met him he was in prison.

SAHRC Investigates Deaths of Deaf Children

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has launched an investigation into the living conditions of pupils at the Northwest School for the Deaf following the tragic death of three pupils.

The commission says it has learned with shock of the deaths of the three girls in a fire in their hostel at the school in Leeudoringstad near the Vaal River in the early hours of Monday, 24 August 2015.

In a press statement, SAHRC suspects that the fire warning systems at the school may have been dysfunctional.

NICRO: Training Manager

Established in 1910, The National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders (NICRO) is at the forefront of South Africa’s unrelenting search for effective, lasting solutions to combating crime and creating a safe, crime-free country. NICRO, which regards crime as a threat to democracy, good governance and individual rights, is the only NGO providing comprehensive, holistic crime reduction and crime prevention services nationally.
NICRO seeks to appoint a Training Manager, based in Cape Town.
 

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