SA in bottom 10 of World Competitiveness Rankings

South Africa, although strengthening its position by one place to #52, still ranked in the bottom ten of the 61 countries in the World Competitive Rankings released on Monday. Business executives who were asked to list 5 indicators from a list of 15 that they perceived as the key attractiveness factors[…]

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Researchers concerned about the quality of SA education

As Child Protection Week kicks off, the quality of education in South Africa has researchers  concerned. With approximately only half of the one million learners who began grade one in 2003 completing matric in 2014, eight per cent of which qualified for university,  the education system is seeking alternate mechanisms[…]

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Palestinian political prisoner in SA

The South African chapter of the international NGO, Action Aid, together with various South African human rights and Palestine solidarity organisations hosted a visiting Palestinian humanitarian worker, activist and Action Aid Palestine representative, Ibrahim Ibraigheth. Ibraigheth is speaking at a series of events in Johannesburg this week with regards to[…]

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No radicalisation concerns in SA: Dangor

The Department of State Security’s announcement that a 15-year old Kenwyn girl, harboring intentions to join the radical Islamic State (IS) in Syria, was intercepted over the weekend has sent shockwaves through the local community. The incident has raised concerns over potential radicalization of Muslim youth in South Africa, and[…]

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