Daily Archives: February 27, 2019

World Bank: Women Have Just 75 Percent of Men’s Legal Rights

WASHINGTON Women around the world are granted only three-quarters of the legal rights enjoyed by men, often preventing them from getting jobs or opening businesses, the World Bank said in study published Wednesday.

“If women …

Correctional Services takes over from Bosasa

DCS ready to in-source nutrition services

The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is ready to take over services in the 26 kitchens being serviced by African Global Operations (AGO), previously known as Bosasa. Briefing the …

Social Development launches multimedia centre with specialised programs for children with dyslexia in Gauteng, 1 Mar

The Department of Social Development is mandated by the Constitution to provide social protection and welfare services to vulnerable individuals, groups and communities. Women, children, older persons and persons with disabilities form part of the …

Strengthening surveillance for Guinea worm disease in Northern Namibia

A case of Guinea worm disease (GWD) was confirmed in Angola in June 2018. The case, an eight-year girl, hails from the Cunene Province in Angola, which borders Ohangwena and Omusati Regions in Namibia. In …

UN probes substandard food aid for mothers and children

The World Food Programme is investigating how up to 50,000 tonnes of nutrition-boosting porridge mix it purchased for distribution to nursing mothers and malnourished children in Somalia, Yemen, Bangladesh, and elsewhere was of substandard quality, …