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Nov
06
South Africa: 'We Will Die Waiting for Our Houses'

South Africa: 'We Will Die Waiting for Our Houses'

In this article GroundUp reports on conversations they had with older women in C-section of Duncan Village, East London. The Duncan Village residents are meant to be beneficiaries of a housing development in Reeston. But these older women have been…

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Nov
01
Agenda 2030: The Sustainable Development Goals and Global Ageing

Agenda 2030: The Sustainable Development Goals and Global Ageing

HelpAge International Global Network has published a paper titled "Agenda 2030: The Sustainable Development Goals and Global Ageing".  This paper serves as an introductory resource on the links between the Sustainable Development Goals and the HelpAge International 2020 organisational strategy.…

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Nov
01
Mamelodi's elderly show us it's never too late to eat healthy

Mamelodi's elderly show us it's never too late to eat healthy

An entrepreneur, student and aspiring dietitian is working to motivate and encourage older people in Mamelodi, South Africa to to make healthy food choices and thus improve their overall health and well-being. Download or view the resource here

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Nov
01
Experts Explore Legal Means to Mitigate Human Rights Inequities, as Third Committee Delegates Caution Against Political Bias in Judicial Reform

Experts Explore Legal Means to Mitigate Human Rights Inequities, as Third Committee Delegates Caution Against Political Bias in Judicial Reform

The topic of the day in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) was ways and means of addressing human rights challenges through the rule of law, whether domestically or globally. South Africa’s delegate said on behalf of the Group…

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Nov
01
Preventing Ageing Unequally

Preventing Ageing Unequally

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a report titled "Preventing Ageing Unequally". It examines how population ageing and rising inequalities have been developing and interacting, both within and across generations. Taking a life-course perspective the report…

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Oct
24
Agenda 2030: The Sustainable Development Goals and Global Ageing

10 years of Age Demands Action

Age Demands Action campaign is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary. Since starting on 1 October 2007, older men and women around the world have united across the world every year to fight for their rights. This infographic illustrates what our…

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Oct
24
Mamelodi's elderly show us it's never too late to eat healthy

Senior citizens under spotlight

The issues older persons face were discussed in the Sixty+Counts panel discussion hosted by the Allliance Francaise du Cap on Thursday. The event, which also featured a portrait exhibition of elderly citizens across Cape Town’s townships, was in celebration of…

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Oct
24
Mamelodi's elderly show us it's never too late to eat healthy

Elderly get ‘tech savvy’

Older men and women were encouraged to embrace the new age through the “tech savvy seniors” campaign launched by the Association for the Aged (Tafta). During the campaigns basic online transactions for shopping and communicating were taught at six Tafta…

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Oct
24
Mamelodi's elderly show us it's never too late to eat healthy

Elderly in front of health queue

A City of Cape Town official launched better health services for seniors in Hanover Park. The new health screening services that seniors will now be able to get at City clinics are part of a broader initiative to promote active,…

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Oct
16
To neglect elderly people is to neglect our heritage

South Africa: To Neglect Elderly People Is to Neglect Our Heritage

In this opinion piece DA National Spokesperson and Deputy Federal Chairperson of South Africa discusses the vulnerabilities of older men and women and the importance of treating them with respect and dignity. Download or view the resource here

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