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Addressing Graduate Unemployment Head on Through the GEP

Youth in the black and coloured groups of South Africa have the highest rates of unemployment in the country – that’s according to the latest Stats SA report released in September 2014 titled ‘Employment, Unemployment, Skills and Economic Growth’. The same report indicates that the unemployment rate for those with tertiary qualifications increased from six percent in 1994 to 14 percent in 2014.

SERAP Drags South Africa to ICC over Xenophobic Attack on Nigerians, Others

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, to use her “good offices and position to investigate allegations of hate speech by the Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, which has resulted in killing, violence and discrimination against Nigerians and other African citizens living in South Africa, as well as the complicity or negligence of the country’s law enforcement agencies to prevent these crimes against civilian population.”

Address by President Jacob Zuma during the Freedom Day Celebrations

The Premier of Gauteng and all Premiers present,
The Minister of Arts and Culture and all Ministers and Deputy Ministers present,
Acting Executive Mayor of Tshwane and all Mayors present,
Former Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity, Excellency Mr Amara Essy,
Members of Parliament and provincial legislatures,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps and all international guests,
Fellow South Africans,
Dumelang, sanibonani, molweni, good morning to you all.

Illegal Sand Mining in South Africa

Uncontrolled and often illegal sand mining activities are destroying some of South Africa’s most valuable natural resources at an unprecedented rate.

Sand mining is the extraction of surface sand from beaches and inland dunes, or the dredging of sand from riverbeds. The sand is typically sold to the construction industry, for the production of materials such as tiles, cement bricks and other sand aggregates.

Make Your Mark in 2015 by Supporting a Good Cause!

Support Corruption Watch by pledging to not engage in corruption, or by reporting corruption if you encounter it. Citizen activism organisation Lead SA constantly encourages South Africans to stand up and become leaders, for the sake of their families, communities and country. An act of leadership, says the organisation, could be “as simple as making a stranger smile or as big as fighting to further the rights entrenched in our Constitution. Each act makes a difference.”

Malawi: Inequalities Weigh Heavy on Women's Shoulders

By Wezi Nyirongo

As countries take stock of efforts aimed at ending gender violence (GBV) during the Sixteen Days of Activism, a close up on Malawi shows that this country has a long way to go to eradicate the GBV, gender inequality and other social inequalities what weigh heavy on women's shoulders. Despite Malawi's Domestic Violence Act and legislation on sexual harassment, gender violence persists due to lack of implementation, missing legislation and contradictory laws that negatively impact on women's rights.


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