WEF raises South Africa's global competitiveness ranking

South Africa has risen two places, to 47th, in the 2016 World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index, improving its ranking in 10 of the 12 pillars measured. The country has the most competitive economy on the African continent.

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50 South African youth initiatives' stories shared in book

The book Activate! Change Drivers looks at young people in South Africa who are part of a network who do good work in their communities today. It also looks at how bright the future could be if these youth continue their work to 2030.

Debunking the myth of violent crime in SA

Violent crime in South Africa has risen dramatically in the last 20 years, right? Wrong. In fact, the opposite. A new book by researchers Anine Kriegler and Mark Shaw reveals that the past two decades have shown unprecedented improvement in the physical safety of the vast majority of people in the country.

Check Child Protection Register before hiring

One of the ways to protect children from abuse is to make use of the National Child Protection Register. Employers should check the register before they hire people who will work with children, the government has advised at the start of Youth Month.

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