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  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    Pornhub is just one of thousands of porn websites so these figures help us to gain some idea of just how much porn is available online. So what are the chances of young children viewing porn online?

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    There are around 437 informal settlement pockets in Cape Town, a provincial capital in South Africa. Nestled beneath the picturesque Table Mountain, the city is known as a premier tourist attraction, drawing crowds from all over the world to its restaurants, beaches and other attractions.

  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    The U.N. Human Rights Council, based in Geneva, created an “independent expert” charged with identifying the root causes of violence and discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, and then talking with governments about ways to protect them.

  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    In the run-up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics is launching a new eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education, which shows that girls are twice as likely as boys to remain completely excluded from education.

  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    Cabinet approved the National Integrated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Policy. The policy was developed in consultation with various stakeholders in the sector. It went through public consultation in February 2015.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    The aim of the Act is to amend the Maintenance Act, 1998 (Act No. 99 of 1998), in order to improve the maintenance system.

     The Act, amongst others, seeks to:

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    The aim of the TIMSS SA website is to highlight important education research being undertaken in South Africa, particularly in relation to school-level mathematics and science.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    In a precedent-setting deci­sion handed down on 26 June 2015 in the Gra­ham­stown High Court, Judge Plas­ket held that the right to basic edu­ca­tion is “mean­ing­less” unless learn­ers had access to trans­port to and from school, at government’s expense, in appro­pri­ate cases.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    Members of Parliament (MPs) in the National Assembly, with the exception of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), supported the Maintenance Amendment Bill.

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