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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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     Yet many crises no longer capture the world’s attention, warned the children’s agency.

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    The overall performance in the Annual National Assessment (ANA) 2014 shows an upward trend in performance with average percentage scores increasing by a maximum of 8 percent in mathematics in Grade 1 and also increases in all other grades except Grade 9.

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    The U.S. is reacting strongly to high profile case in the U.S. in which a prominent sportsman was fired for beating his girlfriend in an elevator.

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    The SA Economic Update, released on Tuesday (4 November 2014), found that SA’s fiscal policies are cutting the rates of poverty and inequality, and that tax and social benefits are effectively redistributing income from rich to poor.

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    Despite many national and provincial government initiatives to keep learners safe, school violence has become worse – in frequency and intensity – to the extent that children are more likely to experience violence at school than in their homes.

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