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Latest items for South Africa

Dec. 12, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to the WHO violence and homocide statistics, the total femicide rate as of 2015 was 9.6 per 100,000 female population. For ages 15-44, the rate was calculated to be 6.84 per 100,000 female population.
Dec. 8, 2018, 10:18 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, Barbados, Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Gambia, Georgia, Laos, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Uganda, Ukraine, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-SCALE-11

12.0
Dec. 8, 2018, 9:45 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Central African Rep, Chad, Comoros, D R Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Suriname, Togo, Tunisia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-4

4.0
Nov. 13, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

1.0
Oct. 31, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau International base, the birth rate is 19.9 per 1000 population.
Oct. 29, 2018, 8:15 a.m.
Countries: South Africa, United Kingdom
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Many countries, such as the United States, Britain and South Africa keep a record of people who have been convicted of sexual offences such as pedophilia and rape" (para 19).
Oct. 28, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Guinea-Bissau, South Africa
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Several African nations have had female defense ministers including South Africa, Central African Republic, Kenya and Guinea-Bissau" (para 11).
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:38 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Djibouti, East Timor, Gabon, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Laos, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Suriname, Zambia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

3.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

138.0
Oct. 23, 2018, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Oct. 23, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan, Botswana, Burma/Myanmar, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

2.0
Oct. 10, 2018, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia, South Africa
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age (15-49 years) who have their need for family planning satisified wih modern methods is 77.9 (latest available data for 2007-2017).
Oct. 10, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia, South Africa
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2018 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 71.0 based on data from 2007-2016.
Oct. 9, 2018, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 43.3 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 12.4 per 1000 live births (data is from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 11.6 per 100,000 (data from 2016).
Oct. 8, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Belize, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, South Africa, Turkey
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, 97 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (latest data available from 2007-2017).
Oct. 5, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2018 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 63.6 years, with the average life expectancy being 60.2 years for men and 67.0 years for women (data taken from global health estimates 2000-2016).
Sept. 26, 2018, 3:01 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, 94 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2005-2009).
Sept. 26, 2018, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria, Congo, South Africa, Vietnam
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, 94 percent of births were attended by skilled health personnel (data from 2006-2014).
Sept. 25, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IM-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the under-five (0-5 years) mortality rate is 40.5 per 1000 live births and the neonatal mortality rate (infants who die within 28 days of birth) is 11.0 per 1000 live births (data is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 3:49 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2016 statistical report, the maternal mortality rate is 138 per 100,000 live births (data reported is from 2015).
Sept. 24, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the average life expectancy for both sexes is 62.9 years, with the average life expectancy being 59.3 years for men and 66.2 years for women.
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Chad, South Africa
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 2.7 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 10.7 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: South Africa, Syria, Tajikistan
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 54 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"Although the law prohibits sexual harassment, it remained a widespread problem. The government left enforcement primarily to employers, with criminal prosecution a rare secondary step at the initiative of the complainant. The Department of Labor issued guidelines to employers on how to handle workplace complaints that allow for remuneration of the victim’s lost compensation plus interest, additional damages, legal fees, and dismissal of the perpetrator in some circumstances. Tougher punishments are imposed for assault that carry a range of penalties depending on the severity of the act but require the complainant to press charges" (32-33). "The Employment Equity Amendment Act aims to promote equality in the workplace. According to the...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-2

"Ritual circumcision of young males, often by medically unqualified practitioners, was still a prevalent initiation tradition in several provinces, particularly in Eastern Cape Province. Circumcisions took place at initiation schools, remote camps where traditional leaders led a multiweek riteof-passage ceremony. Circumcision, which sometimes resulted in death, was considered a precondition for adult status and permits marriage, inheritance, and other societal privileges" (36).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The government operated 63 justice centers and 53 Thuthuzela Care Centers (TCCs) that provided legal assistance to victims of gender-based violence to expedite legal processes, reduce caseloads, and alleviate overcrowding in prisons, but serious delays continued" (14-15).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Instead of juries, the law requires that a panel of lay assessors and a magistrate hear cases involving murder, rape, robbery, indecent assault, and assault leading to serious bodily harm" (15). "Conviction of violating a protection order is punishable by a prison sentence of up to five years, or up to 20 years if additional criminal charges apply. Penalties for domestic violence include fines and sentences of between two and five years’ imprisonment" (31-32).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The government conducted rape and domestic violence awareness campaigns. In honor of Women’s Month, the government hosted numerous events focused on empowering women in business, government, health, sports, and the arts. The discussions generated controversy, however, because the government focused on men’s role in protecting women, while civil society advocated a more inclusive focus on gender-based violence. Many civil society organizations were also dissatisfied with the Ministry of Women’s general focus on women’s economic empowerment while neglecting the issue of gender-based violence. During the internationally observed 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, between November 25 and December 10, the government hosted a number of roundtable discussions" (32). "The government...more