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27/01/2016 – ACDP says attempts to equate abuse and violence with reasonable chastisement or a spanking are disingenuous

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP & Whip ACDP says attempts to equate abuse and violence with reasonable chastisement or a spanking are disingenuous criminalising spanking does not achieve desired outcome and diverts resources away from where they are most needed  The African Christian Democratic Party has worked for many years to protect and defend […]

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21/07/2014 – ACDP concerned about low conviction rate of criminals in SA

ACDP Parliament Police Budget Vote 25 Speech by ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP ACDP concerned about low conviction rate of criminals in SA “Chairperson, The ACDP is concerned about low conviction rate of criminals in our country. One of the reasons could be poor training that leads to poor investigations. Corruption in the police negatively […]

 
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19/06/2014 – What is the plan, Honourable President? – asks ACDP

ACDP Parliament Response to SONA, 5th Parliament Speech by ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP What is the plan, Honourable President? – asks ACDP “Honourable President, Honourable Deputy President, Honourable members, Very few people, if any, can confidently claim that the honourable President, during his State of the Nation address on Tuesday evening, was effective […]

 
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5/06/2014 – ‘Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s speech misinterpreted’ – Rev Kenneth Meshoe

ACDP Parliament Media Statement ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe, MP ‘Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng’s speech misinterpreted’ – Rev Kenneth Meshoe ACDP President and Member of Parliament, Rev Kenneth Meshoe, today responded to statements about the speech on Law & Religion delivered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the University of Stellenbosch last week. Rev Meshoe says, […]

 
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3/06/2014 – ACDP says while agencies promote adoption, DSD drags its heels

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP says while agencies promote adoption, DSD drags its heels * slow accreditation of Social Workers * incompetence in process – verification of National Child Protection Register too slow ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley said today that: “During Child Protection Week, the ACDP is raising concerns that […]

 
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12/03/2014 – ACDP KZN Manifesto Launch: ACDP targets five key aspects in KwaZulu-Natal

 

ACDP KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Leader: Jo-Ann Downs (MPL) ACDP-KZN Manifesto Launch     ACDP targets five key aspects in KwaZulu-Natal     South Africa is fast approaching a tipping point, heading towards a crisis of poverty and inequality. A hope for a great future means the possibility of all South Africans achieving a decent standard of […]

 
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20/01/2014 – ACDP Youth Foundation says teen girls are becoming the “disadvantaged” of the future.

 

ACDP Youth Foundation Sarah Downs Secretary-General   ACDP Youth Foundation says teen girls are becoming the “disadvantaged” of the future.   The ACDP has raised concern over the school pregnancy rates over a number of years. In 2011, ACDP was extremely concerned about the 2062 girls (Ordinary Schools Report), in lower grades, that were pregnant. […]

 
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25/11/2013 – ACDP remains concerned about shortage of facilities for abused woman and children in SA

 

ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP remains concerned about shortage of facilities for abused woman and children in SA The ACDP today noted the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism Campaign which will run from 25 November, to 10 December 2013. ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today said: […]

 
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19/11/2013 – ACDP and Bobbi Bear “ring the alarm” on child-sex advocacy groups

 

ACDP National ACDP N.E.C. Chairman: Jo-Ann Downs Speech made at joint Media Conference in Durban   ACDP and Bobbi Bear “ring the alarm” on child-sex advocacy groups.   Operation Bobbi Bear and the ACDP have signed, and supported a petition to call on the Dutch government to re-ban the child-sex advocacy group – Martijn. The […]

 
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13/11/2013 – ACDP welcomes re-establishment of special courts

 

ACDP Parliament Speech on the Judicial Matters Second Amendment Bill Steve Swart, ACDP MP ACDP welcomes re-establishment of special courts “Speaker/ Chairperson, The Judicial Matters Amendment Bill provides the legislative framework for the re-establishment of the specially designated Sexual Offences Courts. These courts were first introduced as a pilot project in Wynberg to improve the […]

 
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8/11/2013 – ACDP calls for independent audit of crime statistics

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ACDP Parliament Media Release Wayne Thring, MP, ACDP Parliamentary Leader ACDP calls for independent audit of crime statistics The ACDP today called for an independent and in-depth audit of crime statistics by a body that is neutral to SAPS and the government, which will bring much needed objectivity. This will ensure reliable analysis of the […]

 
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28/10/2013 – ACDP labels trend in children being killed by their own mothers shocking and tragic

 

ACDP Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip   ACDP labels trend in children being killed by their own mothers shocking and tragic   The ACDP today responded to a Sunday Times news report which indicates that police have seen a trend emerge where more children are being killed by their mothers. ACDP Member of Parliament, […]

 
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04/10/2013 – Abuse of child grants has devalued parenthood says ACDP

 

ACDP Women of Destiny Dr Lydia Meshoe, GP MPL, Women of Destiny President Abuse of child grants has devalued parenthood says ACDP “The ACDP is appalled at the horrific physical and sexual abuse inflicted on Baby Samantha,” said National President of the ACDP’s Women of Destiny Dr Lydia Meshoe (MPL) today. “Although a number of […]

 
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15/10/2013 – Our society must regain respect for the innocence of childhood says ACDP

 

ACDP Gauteng Dr Lydia Meshoe, MPL, Gauteng leader Our society must regain respect for the innocence of childhood says ACDP “The ACDP sympathizes with the outrage of community members in Diepsloot at the apparent murder of 3 pre-schoolers in the space of a month,” said Gauteng leader of the ACDP Dr Lydia Meshoe (MPL) today. […]

 
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02/10/2013 – ACDP says 15 years for baby-rape not justice

Cllr Dr Meshack van Wyk, ACDP Gauteng chairman  ACDP says 15 years for baby-rape not justice   “When Adriaan Netto and his girlfriend leave prison they will be 55 and 52 years old respectively. Everyone will have forgotten about the case and they will be able to continue with their lives, but the cruelty they […]

 
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22/08/2013 – ACDP hopes for Criminal Law Amendment Bill to revolutionise crime scene investigation and increase conviction rate

ACDP Parliament Speech on the Criminal Law (FORENSIC PROCEDURES) Amendment Bill By Steve Swart, MP  ACDP hopes for Criminal Law Amendment Bill to revolutionise crime scene investigation and increase conviction rate   “Honourable Speaker, The ACDP welcomes and supports the Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Amendment Bill which has taken a long time to be finalised. […]

 
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ACDP applauds those who worked on the “Human Trafficking Bill”

ACDP applauds those who worked on the “Human Trafficking Bill” which has finally be signed into law. Human Trafficking is systematic kidnapping and enslavement, bought and sold Rape and slave labour, which is internationally recognised as a crime against humanity. ACDP representative in the National Assembly as well as Parliament’s Justice Portfolio committee Steve Swart […]

 
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31/07/2013 – ACDP concerned but not surprised at renewed efforts to ban ‘reasonable chastisement’ which will make criminals of parents who spank their children

ACDP PARLIAMENT STATEMENT BY CHERYLLYN DUDLEY, MP   ACDP concerned but not surprised at renewed efforts to ban ‘reasonable chastisement’ which will make criminals of parents who spank their children During deliberations on the Children’s Amendment Bill in 2007, the ACDP proposed the removal of section 139 to allow the Bill to proceed without delay. […]

 
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06/06/2013 – ACDP concerned about overworked Social Workers and children at Risk

Budget Sitting Vote 6, 06 June 2013, KwaZulu-Natal Legislature   The ACDP has sharply raised the plight of Social Workers in when dealing with Child abuse. Nationally children who have been abused, and children at risk, are not getting the help they need. Last year the ACDP stated that at least 40 000 […]

 
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29/05/2013 – ACDP voices concern over severe budgetary constraints

SPEECH ON BUDGET VOTE 24: JUSTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPEECH BY STEVE SWART, MP ACDP voices concern over severe budgetary constraints ·        welcomes reestablishment of dedicated sexual offences courts throughout the country “Chairperson, The main budget vote for Justice and Constitutional Development amounts to R16.7 billion. If direct charges are excluded, the budget amounts to […]

 
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16/03/2013 – ACDP FCOP Media Release

 

16 March 2013 ACDP National (FCOP) Press Release   This press release eminated out of discussions and motions brought forward at the ACDP’s Federal Council Of Provinces meeting held in Pretoria on 15-16 March 2013.   Media release by Rev. Kenneth Meshoe, ACDP President after the ACDP Federal Council Meeting   Firstly, the ACDP would […]

 
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12/03/2012 – ACDP questions why funding cut to NPO’s and anti-corruption measures in KZN Budget

 KwaZulu-Natal, 12 March 2013 – Speaking from the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature today, The African Christian Democratic Party’s Jo-Ann Downs (MPL) said that the KwaZulu-Natal Budget was generally a good one given the reduction in the allocation to KZN. “There are some areas where the ACDP would have made very different choices. The MEC stated that […]

 
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01/03/2013 – ACDP’s response to KZN SoPA

Speech in KZN Legislature ACDP MPL KZN: Hon Jo-Ann Downs State of the Province Debate   Madam Speaker, I will leave the ANC members to congratulate themselves on the things that they have done well and there are no doubt a few of those. I will focus mainly on three issues: The first one is […]

 
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26/02/2013 – ACDP asks minister to deal with criminals in police uniform after highlighting reports of Rape

  ACDP asks minister to deal with criminals in police uniform after highlighting reports of rape   26 February 2013, ACDP President, Rev Kenneth Meshoe: “On Sunday after our church service, a young lady with a month old baby in her arms came to ask for prayer. She told my wife that she was raped by […]

 
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20/02/2013 – ACDP Response to the State of the Nation Address

20 February 2013 Speech by ACDP President Rev Kenneth Meshoe (MP) Response to the State of the Nation Address debate by his Excellency Mr JG Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa   SA’s rape statistics portray a country at war with itself – says ACDP   Those convicted of murder and rape should […]

 
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14/02/2013 – ACDP expectations of State of the Nation Address

ACDP Parliament Media Release ACDP President – Rev. Kenneth Meshoe, MP 14 February 2013 Occasion of the State Of Nation Address   Violent strikes, widespread corruption and increasing sexual violence paints SA an ‘unattractive investor destination’   ACDP President and Member of Parliament, Rev. Kenneth Meshoe, today on the occasion of the State Of Nation […]

 
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10/12/2012 – ACDP calls on men to protect women against violence

Attitudes of South Africa’s men towards women must change Johannesburg December 9th, 2012 – ACDP representative in the National Assembly as well as Parliament’s Justice Portfolio committee Steve Swart has called on South Africa’s men to take up a protective role regarding women. Swart’s comments come at the closing of the 16 Days of Activism during […]

 
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08/12/2012 – Rape, abduction and trafficking must not be disguised as a customary practice

Rape, abduction and trafficking must not be disguised as a customary practice ACDP concerned about new perversions Ukuthwala customs KwaZulu-Natal, December 7, 2012 – The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has identified a new trend – the perversion and twisting of the customary practice of Ukhuthwala – as an issue that needs to be addressed. This […]

 
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03/12/2012 – Interventions to empower women could reduce domestic abuse, says ACDP

Interventions to empower women could reduce domestic abuse, says ACDP KwaZulu-Natal, December 3, 2012 – The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) today called on government to prioritise the empowerment of women as a means of reducing domestic abuse. As part of its Vikiela (isiZulu: Protect) campaign, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has identified domestic […]

 
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02/12/12 – ACDP says SA women did not beat apartheid to sell their bodies for a living

ACDP says SA women did not beat apartheid to sell their bodies for a living   Johannesburg, December 2, 2012 – “South African women did not beat apartheid to sell their bodies for a living,” said Dr Lydia Meshoe, MPL and Gauteng leader of the African Christian Deomcratic Party (ACDP), today. “Prostitution is a practice […]

 
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30/11/2012 – Women and Children bear the brunt of Alcohol Induced violence – ACDP

Ask the victims of Abuse how they feel about the extention of liquor sales hours…    KwaZulu-Natal, November 29, 2012 – South Africa has a reputation as having one of the highest rates of alcohol abuse in the world. As part of its Vikiela (isiZulu: Protect) campaign, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has identified […]

 
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29/11/2012 – High levels of rape and violence at schools blights our children’s futures, says ACDP

High levels of rape and violence at schools blights our children’s futures, says ACDP   November 28, 2012 – The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has raised concern about the growing incidence of rape and violence in schools, in particular the resulting high pregnancy rate of school girls as young as nine years old.   The […]

 
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26/11/2012 – Half a Million of SA’s children are abused each year – ACDP

HALF A MILLION OF SA’S CHILDREN ARE ABUSED EACH YEAR – ACDP   KwaZulu-Natal, November 26, 2012 – An estimated 500 000 children fall victim to sexual crimes in South Africa each year. This is shocking number requiring urgent intervention says the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP). The party calls on all South Africans to […]

 
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