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Thursday, 16 August 2018
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World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs

The International Labour Organization's report, World Employment and Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs, "shows that achieving environmental sustainability can create jobs. The green economy will be a major source of job growth in the future of work. Taking action in the energy sector to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century can create around 24 million jobs, largely offsetting any job losses. Embracing the circular economy to reduce material extraction and waste generation will also result in net job gains."

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 15:15
Launch of History Task Team Report
Report of the History Ministerial Task Team for the Department of Basic Education

The History Ministerial Task Team has released its Report for the Department of Basic Education. "In the current context, where interest in ‘history’ is dwindling, democrats are appalled at the current lack of social and historic consciousness amongst the youth, and students rail against the slow pace at which the historic, social and economic landscape is transforming, debate on the goals of History as a school subject have reopened. This is not the first review of this kind. The History curriculum has gone through many iterations, from sanitising the content after apartheid, to removing the disciplinary boundaries and encouraging a constructivist approach in c. 2005. History was later reinstated in the RNCS/NCS with the express intention of encouraging redress, reconstruction and reconciliation, while maintaining an outcome-based approach. Finally, in Curriculum and Policy Statement (CAPS), History taught at schools was pared down and there was a return to a content focus, with a greater emphasis on ‘citizenship’. But the content is still sanitised in terms of teaching African History."

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 14:45
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Bee industry strategy to sustain the honey-bee population and manage apiculture in the Western Cape: management improvement plan

The Western Cape Department of Agriculture has published the Bee industry strategy to sustain the honey-bee population and manage apiculture in the Western Cape: management improvement plan. This strategy follows the publication of Sustaining the honey bee population and apiculture in the Western Cape: final strategy report in October 2017. "This strategic engagement was born out of the need to address a number of critical issues that are hampering the productivity and sustainability of the apiculture industry and the honey bee (and by implication the fruit and berry industries) in the Western Cape. The process was initiated and funded by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) and facilitated by Agrifusion as appointed by WCDoA."

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 12:15
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South Africa State of Waste Report: First Draft Report, 2018

"The first South African State of Waste Report (SoWR) provides a snapshot of the state of waste generation and management in South Africa, the key driving forces and pressures, and how South Africa is performing in terms of short and medium terms responses to contemporary changes in the waste sector."

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 15:15

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