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"In 2017, 6,8 million South Africans experienced hunger. While the number has dropped from 13,5 million in 2002, it still affects 1,7 million households across the country. These figures were released in a recent survey, Towards measuring the extent of food security in South Africa: an examination of hunger and food inadequacy, published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA)."
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) enters into force on 30 May 2019. “On 29 April 2019, Sierra Leone and the Saharawi Republic deposited their instruments of Ratification of the Agreement establishing the AfCFTA with the depositary in Addis Ababa. This brought the number of ratification to 22 – the number required for the AfCFTA to enter into force, in terms of Article 23 of the AfCFTA."
The goal of the Strategy to address air pollution in dense low-income settlements: a “burning” issue "is to map out the path that the country needs to take in reducing the impact of air pollution in dense low-income settlements."
The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) prepared the report: 2019 National and Provincial Elections: Election Satisfaction Survey (ESS): National Results, for the Independent Electoral Commission. "Based on an assessment of voter interviews collected on Election Day, the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) finds that the voting public is overwhelmingly confident that the 2019 National and Provincial Elections were both free and fair."
The Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate of the Department of Mineral Resources has issued the Guidance note on medico-legal investigations of mine deaths. "This Guidance Note has been compiled specifically with a view to provide guidance to all relevant stakeholders regarding their roles and responsibilities with regards to medico -legal examinations and investigations of deaths (natural and unnatural) in the South African mining industry."
The Department of Environmental Affairs has published the Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for public comments. "The NCCAS serves as South Africa’s National Adaptation Plan and fulfils South Africa’s commitment to its international obligations as outlined in the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)."
The Department of Higher Education and Training has released the Report on the evaluation of the universities' 2017 research output. "This report provides an analysis of the research performance of South African public higher education institutions and focuses on research outputs in accredited journals, books and approved published conference proceedings."
"Following the policy directives presented in Chapter 2 of the 2014 White Paper for Post-School Education and Training," the Policy Framework to address Gender-Based Violence in the Post-School Education and Training System" sets out the strategic intent of the DHET to curb the scourge of GBV in PSET institutions."
The Eminent Persons Group Sport Transformation Status Report, 2017/18 "is the sixth since the introductory audit pilot in 2011. This report further expands the window into the current transformation status of South African sport, based on the analysis of data submitted by the 19 audited federations, namely: amateur boxing, athletics, basketball, baseball, bowls, chess, cricket, football, gymnastics, hockey, jukskei, netball, rowing, rugby, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball."
"President Cyril Ramaphosa has ended the tenure in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of advocates Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, as recommended by the Mokgoro Enquiry into the fitness of the two officials to hold office."
"Reproductive rights and choices have become a reality for more women than ever, says UNFPA’s flagship report, State of World Population 2019: unfinished business: the pursuit of rights and choices for all, released today. Yet despite these gains, vast numbers of women around the world are not empowered to make fundamental decisions about their own bodies."