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Covid-19 and African children: The untold story

Children are less likely to contract the coronavirus than adults, but the way in which the pandemic affects them goes beyond ill health

The DRC’s response to Covid-19 must be tailored to local context

Immunisation and other preventative programmes for malaria, cholera, measles and malnutrition, which kill children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, must continue

Children’s rights win over media freedom

The court found that the law’s unequal treatment of child accused and child witnesses as well as child victims was unconstitutional.

Children without documentation are denied their basic rights

Undocumented children are denied their right to education, and access to government school nutrition support

Libraries must get into our good books

"Our own libraries, like some of our bookstores, seem to sneer at homegrown literature."

School physical education needs a team shake-up

The recently published report card assigned South African children an overall grade of C for physical activity

Don’t drop the ball, for our children’s sake

Conflicts and crises impede the implementation of the UN’s fourth sustainable development goal

W. Cape education dept clarifies school rape incident

The Western Cape education department responds to an article in the Mail & Guardian

Our children are killers and we need to change this

They learnt violence at home and in society which is marred by inequality and poverty

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Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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