Bill to instil scholar responsibility

first_img19 February 2008South African scholars will be taught a new Bill of Responsibilities as part of their life orientation lessons, which together with a schools’ pledge is intended to instil a culture of respect and responsibility in the country’s youngsters.Unveiling the Bill on Monday, Education Minister Naledi Pandor said it listed 12 responsibilities that result from the rights afforded to South Africans by the country’s Constitution.The responsibilities that are in the Bill are to ensure the right to equality, human dignity, life, family or parental care, education, work, freedom and security of the person, own property, freedom of religion, belief and opinion, live in a safe environment, citizenship and freedom of expression.Although the Bill is already being distributed to schools, Pandor said that members of the public had until March to comment on it. “We need to get all sectors of society involved in this process to ensure that everybody understands it well,” she said.Earlier this month, Pandor unveiled the draft National Schools Pledge, which aims to instil a sense of morality in young South Africans.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Panicking at Protesters, Egypt Blocks Twitter, More: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgRelated Posts Mozilla and Google add “do not track” features. Google in its Chrome browser and Mozilla in its Firefox browser have laid in options to keep users from being tracked by sites they visit. Bahraini online writer released on bail, others still held. After three months in jail, Mohammad Al-Rashid has been freed on bail. Ali Abduleman and Abduljalil Al-Singace are still being held. All have been arrested for their online writing. Kuwaiti blogger released. Mohamed Abdel Qader Al-Jassem was released early after given a three month sentence in late November writing on his blog. Iranian blogger may die. Iranian authorities are neglecting the health needs of convicted blogger Hussein Rongah Melki. Iran’s already killed one blogger through rough treatment combined with neglect. It’s only a matter of time until they increase their score. British arrest five Anonymous hackers. London police took five computer users into custody for “misuse.” Photos from We are all Khaled Said Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#TWiOT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Twitter blocked in Egypt. On January 25, in response to massive protests, the Egyptian government blocked Twitter, which protesters were using to spread the word of movement around Cairo and other cities. The next day, January 26, the government sporadically blocked Facebook and Google services, among others. Later in the day, Facebook and Google seemed to be largely functional. Members of the hacking collective Anonymous simultaneously targeted several Egyptian government websites, at least one of which they managed to shut down. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more