policy making

Putting the Focus on Strengthening SA’s Evaluation Culture and Capacity this October

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices are integral to the policy-making, corporate social investment (CSI) and development industries in South Africa because they improve performance and development impact, foster accountability, inform and guide decision-making, and widen our knowledge base.
 

​NGOs Criticised Over Public Order Act

For all the noise made about the review of the Public Order Act, only three non-governmental organisations have submitted recommendations to Zambia’s Ministry of Home Affairs.
 
During his address to parliament last year, President Edgar Lungu asked for the review of the Public Order Act.
 
Home Affairs Minister, Davies Mwila, says there have been no movement from the proponents of the review of the act especially the political parties that were making too much noise about it.
 

Teachers Demand Mugabe’s Audience

The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has written to President Robert Mugabe to request a meeting with him to register displeasure with current education minister, Lazarus Dokora.

The teachers’ trade union group accuses Dokora of unilaterally introducing potentially destructive policies within the country's struggling education sector.

Dokora is further accused of plans to shift schools sporting activities to weekends as well as to roll out CCTV camera installations in classrooms as a ‘spying’ measure on teachers.

Unemployment to Rise in 2017 – ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) says South Africa’s unemployment rate is expected to rise by 300 000 people by next year.
 
In its World Employment Social Outlook report, the ILO warned that if there is no change in policy responses to the global economic slowdown, about 3.4 million more people would be without jobs by 2017.
 
It is estimated that 5.3 million people (25.5 percent) in South Africa will be unemployed this year, and 5.4 million people (25.7 percent) in 2017. Last year 5.1 million people were unemployed.
 

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