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    A rebasing of three national poverty indicators shows that more people are poor than previously thought. The proportion of the population who are deemed to be living in poverty has now jumped from 45.5 percent to 53.8 percent.

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    During his speech, the President talks about government’s achievements of the past year and looks to the future by presenting a programme for the coming year. This programme sets out government’s plans to address various key government programmes.

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    These were the words of regret from Andre Pollard, the principal at Curro School in Pretoria, who unleashed a storm of criticism around the country this week after admitting to separating Grade 1 pupils at school based on race.

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    DAVOS, 22 January 2015 – In many countries around the world, significantly less public resources are used to educate children in the poorest 20 per cent of society than their counterparts in the most affluent 20 per cent, according to a new report issued today by UNICEF.

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    After re-reading the speech, and checking online that this wasn’t in fact a hoax, one could only settle on anger and outrage.

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    DAVOS, 20 January 2015 – On the eve of the World Economic Forum, UNICEF outlined an ambitious ‘Agenda for Every Child’ that it says must drive the post-2015 sustainable development goals.

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    NA Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete announced at a recent workshop on the “Role of Parliament in the implementation of the NDP” that, starting in 2015, the NA will focus on the realisation of the plan.

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    The South African government signed the ICESCR twenty years ago and while it has taken its time to ratify the ICESCR, it is an important step forward that the ICESCR will now have greater force.

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    “One of the factors constraining economic growth in South Africa is the relative shortage of e-skills,” he said at the “big switch on” at Boitumelong secondary School in Tembisa, Johannesburg.

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     Wednesday (10 December 2014) is set to be a $1 billion day for early education, with the White House announcing major investments in expanding education access for America’s youngest. 

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