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Report highlights effects of gender stereotypes on health

Across the world, children are subjected to gender stereotypes. A new global study has found the notion that men should be strong and women are weak is imposed on children before they reach adolescence.

Report highlights effects of gender stereotypes on health

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Teachers face suspension over videos of abuse in South Africa

School children in South Africa are using their mobile phones to record attacks in class by some teachers.

Teachers face suspension over videos of abuse in South Africa

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Controversial mining charter on hold in South Africa

The South African government is delaying the implementation of a controversial new mining charter. The legislation would force all mines to hand over more of their business to black South Africans.

Controversial mining charter on hold in South Africa

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Bell Pottinger out of South Africa PR trade body over racism row

A British public-relations firm has been stripped of its trade body membership for unethical conduct in South Africa.

Bell Pottinger out of South Africa PR trade body over racism row

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UN summons South Africa to defend itself at the ICC

South Africa has been summoned to the International Criminal Court in The Hague to explain why it didn’t arrest Omar al-Bashir. The Sudanese President was in Johannesburg for an African Union summit in 2015.

UN summons South Africa to defend itself at the ICC

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South Africa's Cosatu urges Zuma to step down

Largest trade union demands president's resignation amid criticism of his removal of finance minister and handling of economy.

South Africa's Cosatu urges Zuma to step down

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World Autism Day highlights lack of resources in S Africa

Sunday is World Autism Awareness Day, where campaigners highlight the disorder which causes sufferers to feel isolated from society. In South Africa, many children with special needs do not get the care they need due to a lack of available resources.

World Autism Day highlights lack of resources in S Africa

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South Africa: President Zuma sacks high-profile ministers

South African President Jacob Zuma sacked multiple high-profile ministers after ignoring warnings from some leaders and allies.

South Africa: President Zuma sacks high-profile ministers

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Questions raised over South Africa's new minimum wage

South Africa's government will introduce the country's first national minimum wage, meaning more than six million of the lowest-paid workers will have more money in their pockets. But some critics say that at $1.60 an hour, it’s far too low.

Questions raised over South Africa's new minimum wage

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South Africa: Cape Town gentrification destroys lives of the poor

Property developers buying and renovating old buildings are driving up prices and rents. Some poor families in Cape Town face being moved out, and it's evoking painful memories of apartheid in South Africa.

South Africa: Cape Town gentrification destroys lives of the poor

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Durban stripped of 2022 Commonwealth Games

South African officials have voiced their disappointment after Durban was stripped of the 2022 Commonwealth Games amid financial problems. It would have been the first African city to host an international multi-sport event.

Durban stripped of 2022 Commonwealth Games

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South Africa nurses step in to fill hospital shortages

Nurses are helping South Africa to overcome a medical emergency. They're being given greater powers to treat patients because there is a shortage of doctors.

South Africa nurses step in to fill hospital shortages