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Sep
19
How many people use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in South Africa

How many people use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in South Africa

Social media and internet researcher Arthur Goldstuck has shared the latest figures for the biggest social media platforms in South Africa for 2017. Facebook remains the most popular platform in South Africa, with 16 million Facebook users (30% of the…

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Sep
18
Uganda: Five Family Members Arrested for Allegedly Killing Father Over Witchcraft

Uganda: Five Family Members Arrested for Allegedly Killing Father Over Witchcraft

Police in Uganda have arrested five members of the same family in connection with the death of their father. It is alleged that the suspects killed the 62-year-old man because he was practicing witchcraft. Download or view the resource here

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Sep
18
Jamaica's Violet Brown dies at 117; Japan woman now oldest

Jamaica's Violet Brown dies at 117; Japan woman now oldest

The world's oldest person died in Jamaica on 15 September 2017. Violet Brown was 117 years and 189 days old.Download or view the resource here

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Aug
31
Speech by the Hounarable Prime Minister at the launch of a campaign programme against the abuse and killing of older people

Speech by the Honourable Prime Minister at the launch of a campaign programme against the abuse and killing of older people

On 16th August 2017 a campaign programme against the abuse and killing of older people due to witchcraft accusations was launched. The Honourable Prime Minister Dr Motsoahae Thomas Thabane gave a speech at the launch. He said that it is…

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Aug
30
Tanzania charges mob with killing, burning five 'witches'

Tanzania charges mob with killing, burning five 'witches'

Thousands of older women in Tanzania have killed over the last two decades after being accused of witchcraft. A Tanzanian court has charged 32 people with murder after five women suspected of witchcraft were killed. Download or view the resource…

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Aug
30
Toward a United Nations city group on ageing and age disaggregated data

Toward a United Nations city group on ageing and age disaggregated data

As the proportion of the world’s population in the older ages continues to increase, the need for improved information and analysis of population ageing grows too. The UK’s Office for National Statistics hosted an important meeting of key stakeholders to…

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Aug
30
Zimbabwe: Harare's Grannies Turn to Sex Work

Zimbabwe: Harare's Grannies Turn to Sex Work

Older women are working as sex workers in Harare, Zimbabwe to support themselves and their families. Download or view the resource here

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Aug
30
Zimbabwe: Older Persons Act

Malawi: Chikwawa Police Arrest Man for Killing Own Mother

Police in Chikwawa, Malawi are keeping a 29 year old man in custody for allegedly killing his 79 year old mother through witchcraft practices. The suspect told the police that he killed his mother because he believed that she was…

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Aug
21
Speech by the Hounarable Prime Minister at the launch of a campaign programme against the abuse and killing of older people

Rights Commission condemns increase in killings of senior citizens on witchcraft suspicion

The Human Rights Commission in Zambia says it is deeply concerned at the growing pattern of killing older persons on suspicion of witchcraft and calls for increased awareness and protection of their rights. Download or view the resource here

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Aug
18
Non Profit Organizations (NPOs) to implement Social Behaviour Change Programme for 2016/2017 financial year

Non Profit Organizations (NPOs) to implement Social Behaviour Change Programme for 2016/2017 financial year

The South African National Aids Council Trust (SANAC Trust) on behalf of The National Department of Social Development is calling all interested Non Profit Organisations (NPOs) established and working in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces of…

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