Carrying of weapons in an increasingly violent society… Current Affairs discusses the issue

Our discussion on the 1 March  centred on a story of a 16 year old male who was shot and killed while attempting a smash and grab on Jakes Gerwel drive.  Girls discussed whether or not they agreed with the woman’s reaction. They also talked about whether or not people should be carrying weapons while […]

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Current Affairs – Guest Speakers on #RhodesMustFall movement

On Tuesday, Current Affairs Society had an opportunity to have British guest speakers Jon and Mike from Oxford University  come and discuss the #RhodesMustFall movement and its progress in England. We had an engaging discussion on the issue and heard the view from outsider’s eyes. We discussed how similar it was to Germany, their removal […]

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Current Affairs: all kinds of privilege

This week in current affairs we had a record  of 63 people! This week’s meeting followed our usual structure  of 30 minutes of presentations and 30 minutes of discussion.  Zolisa Kapa presented a story on Gareth Cliff and his reinstatement as a judge on SA Idols as well as an article explaining  the different forms […]

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Current Affairs: Racism – its demeaning effects

Current Affair had its first meeting of 2016 on Tuesday afternoon, and once again the room was filled to capacity. Our topic for the session was “Racism”, as over the festive period there was an increase in racist comments, tweets and posts on social media. Girls were keen to engage in this conversation, as for […]

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Current Affairs: Water Matters

This week we had 49 members attending Current Affairs Society. This is an all time high for attendance in our society. We are very proud of the fact that our society is growing so rapidly. We discussed many green issues this week such as, the São Paulo water crisis. Citizens face a  critical water shortage as the […]

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Current Affairs – Malema

We discussed the fact that Julius Malema has been provisionally sequestrated. This means that Malema won’t be able to become a member of parliament if he is sequestrated. “According to court documents, Malema owed R16m plus interest after failing to submit tax returns between 2006 and 2010. In 2010, Sars contacted Malema about his failure […]

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Current Affairs – the DA and Agang debacle

This week, we focused on the end of the marriage of the Democratic Alliance and Agang. Most of us were excited about this change in politics. However, we are now questioning Mamphela Ramphele’s credibility as a politician. We will be following the upcoming elections closely.  Watch this space!   In the words of Zapiro: An utter […]

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Current Affairs – Election Lists and Opposition parties

Our attendance numbers were at an all time high at our meeting on Tuesday! Twenty-seven girls attended the Current Affairs Society Meeting. We discussed the possibility of Agang SA leader, Mamphela Ramphele, joining forces with the DA. We later found out that Ramphele will be the DA’s Presidential Candidate for the upcoming elections.     […]

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On January 28th, 2014, posted in: Academic, Current Affairs, Featured, News by

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Current Affairs – Madiba, Political Parties, the Rhino

In our first meeting for 2014, we discussed Nelson Mandela’s death and the events that led up to the day of his burial. Since the general elections are approaching, we discussed three very different political parties in South Africa: The African National Congress, The Democratic Alliance and The Economic Freedom Fighters. We discussed the biggest […]

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Current Affairs Society: 11 September

This week, we discussed the ill-treatment of orphans by their foster parents. A US couple are currently being charged for the death of their adopted charge. As punishment, they would force their child to stay outside. She died of hypothermia and malnutrition in May 2011.  We are currently planning a farewell party for our former […]

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