A worker cut fabric panels from a material stack at a textile factory in Cape Town. Young South Africans aren’t being given the skills they need.
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The pandemic has heightened existing weaknesses in South Africa's skills training regime.
Students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Joblessness has hit even those with degrees.
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Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
The establishment of the African Union shows how social context is important in international organisations.
Formation of the African Union shows how social context is important in international negotiations.
There are many occasions when there is a shortage of blood.
The reasons for the hesitancy to donate blood are complex and include a fear of needles and lack of awareness. Awareness and education drives to dispel the fear of donating are important.
South Africa can have a greater number of adequately trained vaccinators if all pharmacists receive the appropriate skills.
A successful rollout isn't just about the physical points where people can get the vaccinations. It's also about having a trained workforce to administer them.
Southern African countries have been slow in embracing solar energy but this is changing.
Blue sharks, which are prized for their fins, swimming off Cape Point in South Africa.
Sharks grow slowly and produce few young compared to bony fishes. In many cases, this means that their populations are fished out faster than can be replenished if not well managed.
Professor Vishnu Padayachee.
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Vishnu Padayachee’s contribution to economics in South Africa is unmatched.
Goodwill Shivambu smokes a cigarette at Nkowankowa Township during national lockdown on 27 April 2020 in Tzaneen, South Africa.
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South Africa's approach to smoking doesn't adequately support current smokers who want to quit.
Workers at a textile factory in Cape Town, South Africa. Differences between wages and executive pay isn’t currently in the public domain.
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Companies being required to go public with information about executive and workers pay packets is increasingly becoming the norm.
Water flows from the Vaal Dam after several sluice gates were opened in February 2021. Heavy rains in the Gauteng province resulted in a spike in dam levels.
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Gauteng citizens need to know the uncomfortable truth: for the next six years, their water supplies will increasingly have to be restricted.
A vaccination site in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Each province and district in South Africa has allocated persons responsible for investigating adverse events following COVID-19 vaccination.
Delft after protests against the local government. One of South Africa’s first social impact bonds funded a project in the town.
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Two social impact bonds that have concluded in South Africa showed that they got innovation going where it was desperately needed.
White River Primary school in South Africa, sponsored by Coca Cola.
A ban on sugary drinks sale and advertisements in schools is likely to hold more promise in improving the diets of children and help prevent obesity in children than voluntary actions.
Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the country.
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In 2019, 89,834 people died of diabetes. This number exceeds the capacity of Soccer City, the biggest football stadium in South Africa.
A COVID-19 surge has pushed hospitals in India beyond their capacity. A stadium in New Delhi was being used as a makeshift ward on May 2, 2021.
The process will take months, if it's even approved. But just the threat of waiving intellectual property rights could spur faster action.
The issue of occupational noise-induced hearing loss is prominent in the mining industry.
Noise-induced hearing loss is an occupational health hazard. It remains a prevalent condition in the South African mining industry.
Fenómenos do Semba from Angola.
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A year later, it's clear that the dance promotes a conscious concept of Africanity – sowing feelings of tolerance and contentment that have conquered international audiences.
Activists mark National Reparations Day in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 2019.
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As the US debates reparations for descendants of slavery, cases in Africa help illustrate the limits of programs focused solely in financial restitution.
An ironworks in Durgapur, India.
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Countries cannot be expected to all tread the same path to net zero emissions.