Child-headed households in South Africa

The legal age of consent in South Africa for sex is 16, yet there are many children below this age, with their innocence still in tact, drowning in the deep end of parenthood. The phenomenon of child-headed house holds in South Africa is a disturbing trend, with the 2006 General Household Survey showing that 0.67% of children live in child-headed households.

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SABC scoops seven awards at PROMAX/BDA Africa

The SABC announced that it walked away with seven PROMAX Muse and BDA Isis Awards at the annual PROMAX/BDA conference, on Monday 29 2012. These awards are highly regarded worldwide and recognize the creative talent required to produce on-air material to assist broadcasters to attract and retain viewers.

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Plans for 12TH Metro FM Music Awards

Johannesburg, 25th October 2012–The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) public commercial radio station METRO FM’s music awards concept, has grown to be the second largest music awards show in the country.It has been well received and embraced by the industry, our audiences and the by the country at large.

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UNITED NATIONS High Level Taskforce on women, girls and HIV

UNITED NATIONS High Level Taskforce on women, girls and HIV calls for accelerated effort to protect the rights and wellbeing of young girls in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG– The UN High Level Taskforce on Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV for Eastern and Southern Africa concluded their one-week high-level political advocacy mission in South Africa on Saturday, calling for renewed effort and commitment to protect the health and rights of young girls in the country.

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Gordhan speaks to SABC on the MTBPS

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his Medium Term Budget Policy Statement. In the statement, Gordhan touched on a number of issues such as the strike actions which have erupted in the country.

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Stats SA to release results

Statistics South Africa is expected to release the results of the 2011 population census today. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says the 2011 census should provide more quality and accurate coverage than the country's one in 2001.

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