Verityhurst Announces the Opening of its North America Operation Offices in NYC on November 2, 2020

NEW YORK, Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verityhurst (Pty) Ltd, a South African-based Private Equity firm announces its North America operation offices will be opening in November 2020. The North America operation office will be located in New York City, and will be headed by a Vice President, who will be recruited in NYC. […]

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Committee calls for reintegration of displaced foreign nationals

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has reiterated its call for foreign nationals at the Wingfield and Paint City temporary sites to be reintegrated into the communities they were in before the protests in Cape Town. The call was made during the committee’s visit to the sites on Saturday, 31 October. This follows a resolution taken by the committee on 20 October to visit the sites. The Wingfield and Paint City sites are used as shelters to accommodate refugees who protested in Cape Town. Acting chairperson of the committee, Mosa…

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UNICEF Angola Humanitarian Situation Report No.3 for the period 1 January to 30 September 2020

Highlights • 266,739 children under 5 years in humanitarian situations screened for malnutrition. • 3,923,505 children aged 0 to 59 months vaccinated against Polio. • 350,396 people accessing the agreed quantity of water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene. • 5,609,103 people reached with key lifesaving and behaviour change messages on health, nutrition, water, sanitation, hygiene, child protection, and polio preventive measures • Angola Humanitarian Action for Children is underfunded by 75 percent. Situation in Numbers • 1.2 million children in need of humanitarian assistance • 1.6 million people in…

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Regional Bureau for West and Central Africa Education Newsletter, October 2020

Celebrate the leadership of teachers in crisis in West & Central Africa Since 1994, October 5 marks the celebration of World Teachers’ Day (WTD) and shines a light on those on whom our education systems largely rely. This year’s theme Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future was an opportunity to relay the voices of all teachers working in emergency, displacement and conflict situations who are going the extra mile to make sure no one is left behind. Teachers have been on the front line in the response to the…

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Act now: Experiences and recommendations of girls and boys in Southern Africa on the impact of COVID-19

Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, girls and boys in Southern Africa already faced various forms of abuse, including sexual violence, child marriage and exploitation, and throughout World Vision’s response over the past six months, we have continually been concerned about how the pandemic may worsen these trends. This publication presents the voices of nearly 200 children and young people from across the Southern Africa region who shared their experiences on how COVID-19 continues to have an impact on their lives. During these conversations children and young people…

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Motivations Vary as African Diaspora Vote in US Election

Ivo Tasong, a Cameroonian American who immigrated to the U.S. in 1986, said voting is something he will never take for granted. “Being fortunate to migrate and come and live in the United States, that civic duty cannot be taken for granted, because we know what our families are going through back home,” Tasong told VOA. “We have a war right now that we’ve lost many family members and friends. And the government’s response has not been adequate to call for a peaceful, peaceful settlement to the crisis. So here,…

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