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  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development raised the issue of violence against children and by children in South African schools during a presentation by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on its Annual Report on October 11th,2013.

  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    Minister Angie Motshekga invites stakeholder bodies and members of the public to comment on the Draft Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements for South African Sign Language, Grades R to 12. The draft documents are available on the Basic Education website.

  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    In 2010, a Grade 1 learner was refused a place at the school for the 2011 academic year and was placed on a waiting list. The mother of the learner lodged a complaint with the Gauteng Department of Education (Department).

  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    Today the Constitutional Court handed down judgment and partially confirmed an order of constitutional invalidity granted by the North Gauteng High Court, Pretoria.

  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has approved the draft regulations,these draft regulations were published in the Government Gazette for public comments on Thursday, 12 September.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    This is usually the product of social mobilisation and extra-institutional action, on the one hand, and elite contestation on the other. Both political processes have the net effect of dispersing power within society and this is what enhances citizens' leverage over national political elites.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    "Poverty ratios are outcome parameters. Both monitoring and measuring results should not be the job of one organization," said Dash, who headed NSSO till July, 2012.

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    Professor Totolo advised PASA to make population data as easily available as possible to their clients through information technology, which allows population, census and statistics offices to capture data accurately, to cross-tabulate and analyze it flexibly, and to create attractive and readily

  • Author: Valerie Fichardt
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    Just how did a group of 80 like-minded individuals meeting in Oxford in 1993 grow to become an international network of over 28 000 people in 120 countries all with the same mutual goals?

  • Author: Isabel Magaya
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    The case dealt with the question of whether the Head of the Free State Provincial Department of Education (HOD) had the power to instruct the principals of two Free State public schools to ignore their learner pregnancy policies; the policies were considered to not be in line with the constitutio

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