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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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     Speaking at the launch of National Disability Rights Awareness Month on Monday, the Minister said the policy includes a monitoring and evaluation framework that will allow her department to track progress made in eradicating inequalities and reducing poverty among people with disabilities and th

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    The child was seven when her father allegedly started raping her. She was 10 when she gave evidence against him in court, which led to his conviction. As her father faces a possible life term in prison and she is worried about him being jailed, she now wants to recant her version of the events.

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    There are 1.5 million orphans in the care of relatives who qualify in terms of the law for the Foster Child Grant (FCG). However less than 500 000 are getting it.

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