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    Thursday July 23, 2014 – Sir Bob Geldof has told delegates at AIDS 2014, the 20th International AIDS Conference, that the “preposterous reluctance” of governments to fund HIV programs in developing countries is “disgraceful”, especially as the journey to the end of the HIV epidemic is “in the las

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    If China has done more to banish poverty in the last two decades than any other nation at any time in history, it’s probably safe to say that never in our own country has one intervention made such a difference.

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    Teachers in the sample got an average mark of just 57 percent when given a matric maths past paper to write. The purpose of the study was to investigate teachers’ knowledge of the maths they were teaching.

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     16 Jul 2014

     Honourable Chairperson,

    Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu

    Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, Mrs Zoleka Capa

    Honourable Members of Parliament,

    MECs for Social Development,

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     “As from 1 October, we will not be able to check in all travellers who cannot produce the necessary documentation,” SAA spokesman Tlali Tlali said in a statement.

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    In a statement on Friday, he said he was saddened to report an increase in the number of initiation deaths. One more death was reported in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape on Thursday.

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    More than 800 leaders and public health experts from around the world opened a landmark two-day (30 June 2014) meeting in Johannesburg to review new data and call for accelerated action to improve maternal, newborn and child health.

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    “Poverty has declined, but that does not mean that the situation is good,” Prof Servaas van der Berg said. Van der Berg was presenting the report, “Poverty traps and social exclusion among children in South Africa”, based on a study by the SAHRC and the UN Children's Fund SA.

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    The department also expressed concern about the growing issue of child trafficking and has announced new requirements for adults travelling with children.

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    The 2014 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014.

    UNICEF is calling on fans to support the “It’s In Your Hands To Protect Children” campaign by posting their photo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #ProtejaBrasil and #ENDViolence.

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