The purpose of the Vulnerable groups series III report : the social profile of children aged 7-17 years, 2002-2016 "is to provide insight into demographic and socio-economic dynamics of children aged 7–17 years in South Africa. The general analysis in the report covers the trends from 2002 to 2016 where data has shown to be consistent over the period. However, where baseline data cannot be reconciled to 2016, different base years from which the variables of interest have been found to be consistent with the most recent data have been used for comparative analysis, for example: 2004, 2006, 2009 and 2010."
The Community Survey 2016: Profiling socio-economic status and living arrangements of persons with disabilities in South Africa, 2016 "report forms part of a series of disability statistics following the Census 2011 report on persons with disabilities. The report provides indicators on trends and patterns of disability prevalence based on four measures derived from a continuum of degree of difficulty in six domains of functioning (seeing, hearing, communicating, walking /climbing a flight of stairs, remembering/concentrating and self-care). Such measures are adopted from the Washington Group on Disability (WG) established in 2001 to address the need for crossnationally comparable population base measures of disability (UN, 2017). In order to assess equalisation of opportunities of persons with disabilities in some aspects of life, indicators on their socio-economic status are profiled based on Census 2011 and Community Survey 2016 output data."
"The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is marked each year on the anniversary of the abduction of Alec Collett, a former journalist who was working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) when he was abducted by armed gunman in 1985. His body was finally found in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley in 2009."
"Every year on 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims to raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.
The transatlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history, and undeniably one of the most inhumane. The extensive exodus of Africans spread to many areas of the world over a 400-year period and was unprecedented in the annals of recorded human history."