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Three women protest silently as Ramaphosa speaks at launch of better school sanitation initiative

PRETORIA, August 14 – Three women silently protested in the hall while president Cyril Ramaphosa was delivering his speech on Tuesday during the launch of the Sanitation Appropriate for Education (SAFE), an initiative aimed at improving sanitation at some of the country’s poorest schools. The women held placards and slammed the government for the deaths […]

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Africa needs millions more skilled education and health workers – UNICEF

JOHANNESBURG, October 26 – The projected expansion in Africa’s child population will necessitate an increase of more than 11 million skilled education and health personnel by 2030 if it is to keep pace with the continent’s unprecedented demographic transition, UNICEF said on Thursday. UNICEF’s new report on child demographics in Africa and their implications said the […]

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SA says it has ‘valid reasons’ for skipping Maputo Unicef workshop

MAPUTO, September 21 – South African Unicef officials have responded to concerns that they are not attending the ongoing pre-primary education workshop, saying they had “valid reasons” for not doing so and had sent an “apology” to the organisers. Earlier this week, delegates attending the Unicef Pre-Primary Education Workshop (#3E): Expansion, Economics, and Excellence in […]