SOUTH AFRICA












Weather Forecast
Issued at 10:00 (UTC) 19 Oct 2010

Date
Temperature **oC**


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19 Oct ( Tue )
13
18
20 Oct ( Wed )
13
19
21 Oct ( Thu )
13
17
22 Oct ( Fri )
11
17
23 Oct ( Sat )
11
18



Transnational issues: South Africa

• Influx of Zimbabweans fleeing the economic dysfunction and political unrest.
• Refugees from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Burundi, and other African states
• Boundary dispute with Namibia on the Orange River
• Dispute with Swazi king trying to claim parts of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal
• People trafficking from, through and to South Africa
• Cultivation of marijuana, shipping of cocaine and heroin, largest market for methaqualone
• Increased organized crime and narcotics activity





Myths from Around the World:

The Clever Hare

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The African Elephant




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The Hare Hiding in the Bush









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The Muddy Hippo

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Laptops for South Africa's Teachers

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Teachers across South Africa have welcomed the roll-out of the Teacher Laptop Initiative, saying they are looking forward to sharing ideas, learning from each other and improving the quality of teaching in the country. The initiative aims to ensure that every teacher owns and uses a laptop, by providing them with a monthly allowance to cover the costs of purchase and internet connectivity. Teachers participating in the initiative are required to use their laptops both in their teaching and their administration.

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South Africa Improves Gender Disparity In Primary Education

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South Africa has delivered on Goal 3 of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Goal 3 calls for the elimination
of gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2015. According to Engendering Statistics, the primary education
enrollment rates of girls about doubled in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa, rising faster
than boy' enrolment rates. This substantially reduced large gender gaps in schooling.

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