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Civil society calls Hawks spokesperson, Mcintosh Polela, to retract statement, “I trust that JubJub's supporters gave him a jar of Vaseline to take to prison.”

The Detention Justice Forum, a civil society coalition that seeks to protect the human rights of those that are detained, calls for Macintosh Polela, spokesperson for the Hawks, to publically retract his statement made over Twitter on the news of JubJub’s sentencing: “I trust that JubJub’s supporters gave him a jar of Vaseline to take to prison.”

COMMENT: SECTION27 WELCOMES THE LAUNCH OF THE INTEGRATED SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMME

SECTION27 welcomes the Integrated School Health Programme (ISHP), which was launched on 11 October 2012 and congratulates the Minister of Health as the ISHP has been identified as one of the components on NHI. An effective ISHP is also a vital intervention to prevent illness in children and improve educational outcomes.

On the trail of South Africa’s missing textbooks

Many schoolchildren in South Africa’s Limpopo province have gone for months without school books. There was money to buy the books. There was also a contract to deliver them. Yet they didn’t arrive. Listen to the BBC Radio documentary: ‘On the trail of South Africa’s missing textbooks’