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South Africa’s Commission for Gender Equality has said it will seek compensation for HIV positive women who were sterilised without their consent or were pressured to agree.
The commission on Tuesday released a report following an investigation into 15 state hospitals on forced or coerced sterilisation of 50 women.
The report has been referred to the South African Nursing Council and the department of health.
The health department has been told to report back to the commission in three months on steps it has taken to deal with the unethical practice.
During investigations, which began in 2015, the commission found that the women were subjected to “cruel, torturous and inhumane treatment” by doctors.
The survivors detailed horrific experiences of how forced sterilisation impacted their lives. Some said they lost their partners because they could no longer have more children.
Government imposes water cuts and gives aid to farmers as part of emergency measures to fight severe drought.
South Africa is experiencing what many farmers say is the driest season they can remember. They are having to sell their livestock, and this is having a knock-on effect on the economy.
In response to the lack of water, the government has imposed emergency measures to restrict water use and improve supply infrastructure.
1.) Nigeria set up the National Committee Against Apartheid (NACAP) in 1960.
2.) The late Sunny Okosun composed a song called “Fire in Soweto” in 1977 to show support for the fight against apartheid
3.) From 1966, Nigeria gave material and financial support to the freedom fighters in South Africa
4.) Then Nigeria’s Prime Minister, Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa sent letter to South Africa’s ANC militants on April 4, 1961 showing support for their cause.
5.) Nigeria provided $5 million to the ANC and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) annually.
6.) In 1976, Nigeria set up the Southern Africa Relief Fund (SAFR) for the purpose of bringing relief materials to the victims of the apartheid.
7.) The military administration of General Obasanjo contributed $3.7 million to the fund and Obasanjo personally donated $3,000 to the fund.
8.) All Nigeria’s civil servants and public officers made a 2% donation from their monthly salary to the SAFR.
9.) Nigerian students skipped their lunch to make donations, and by June 1977, the total contribution to the fund had reached $10.5 million. The donations to the SAFR were widely known in Nigeria as the “Mandela tax”
10.) Between 1973 and 1978, Nigeria contributed $39,040 to the UN Educational and Training Programme for South Africa
11.) Nigeria boycotted the 1976 Olympics and Commonwealth games in 1979 as part of our protest against apartheid in South Africa
12.) From 1960 to 1995, Nigeria spent over $61 billion to support the end of apartheid, more than any other country in the world.
13.) Nigeria refused to sell oil to South Africa in protest against the white minority rule. Nigeria lost approximately $41 billion then. $41billion dollars. Remember this by was our oil boom moment. As long as we fought apartheid, the money meant nothing.
14.) Nigeria was labbelled a frontline State in the War Against Apartheid.
AND WE ASKED, IF XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IS THE WAY TO PAY NIGERIA BACK?