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Latest items for South Africa

Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

1.0
July 1, 2021, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In sickness, and in health… and in blazing rows inside Parliament. DA Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone lost her temper with Al-Jama’ah leader Ganief Hendricks, after he opposed legislation that would allow women to practice ‘polyandry‘ – the term which refers to the act of female citizens ‘taking multiple husbands’" (para 1).
July 1, 2021, 2:21 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"Polygamy itself is nothing new to South Africa – but the system is entirely skewed in favour of patriarchal figures. Men are allowed, even encouraged in some cultures, to take several wives. But doing things the other way round remains illegal. That could change very, very soon though. Home Affairs have introduced a new Green Paper for the Marriage Act, which would elevate polyandry to the same legal status as its historical equivalent. The bill is expected to pass in the National Assembly, but Al-Jama’ah – who hold one seat in Parliament – won’t let that happen without a fight" (para 2-3).
June 30, 2021, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LRW-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-1

"Last year, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the establishment of a GBV national council – but rape and femicide continue unabated" (para 5).
June 30, 2021, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"The same has happened in my country, South Africa. Gender-based violence (GBV) has been exacerbated by lockdown measures, making girls and women more vulnerable to attack and reducing their ability to access support systems" (para 4).
June 30, 2021, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Support centres recorded a 65% increase in calls from women and children confined to their homes" (para 5).
June 21, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The NAP was validated on 2 August 2019 at an event officiated by the Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation, Defence and Military Veterans, and Youth and Persons with Disability" (57). After validation, the NAP appears to have been adopted in 2020 (RAO-CODER COMMENT).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 97% of births in South Africa were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were 4.94 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in South Africa" (p 47).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in South Africa was 13.1 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in South Africa was 13.1 per 10,000 population" (p 62).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in South Africa was 25.8% (p 70).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

2.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bahamas, Botswana, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Fiji, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

1.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Belarus, Brazil, Brunei, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, Djibouti, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Laos, Lesotho, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

1.0
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 97% of births in South Africa were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 47).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in South Africa was 60.2 years for males and 67.0 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in South Africa was 34 per 1000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in South Africa was 119 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in South Africa was 119 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in South Africa was 119 per 100,000 live births" (p 47).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in South Africa of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 79.7%" (p 54).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in South Africa is 40.9 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 54).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

4.0
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:41 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

“In Johannesburg, South Africa, one study noted that 31 per cent of rapes were perpetrated in open spaces such as rough ground” (pp. 26).
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:39 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ADDL-DATA-1

“In Durban (South Africa), women have access to piped supplies used for washing and water-borne sanitation but the increased emphasis on cost-recovery service management has led to expensive bills, and hence women are reluctant to flush the toilets and draw additional water” (pp. 23).
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SMES-DATA-2

“The research by WIEGO described in Box 3.1 indicates that 54 per cent of women employed as street vendors, home-based workers and waste pickers were the main breadwinners for their households. Among street traders in Johannesburg, South Africa, 66 per cent of women traders are the sole earner in their household, while this is true for only 32 per cent of men. Research on domestic workers in the same city found that almost 95 per cent support other people in full or in part, mainly children but also other family members. Although the worth of remittances, especially if sent by migrant children and women, is typically under-estimated by those receiving...more
Feb. 26, 2021, 11:32 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

“In South Africa, in 2004 domestic service was the second-largest sector of employment for black women, employing some 755,000 workers, with a large proportion of internal migrants from rural areas” (pp. 18). “The research by WIEGO described in Box 3.1 indicates that 54 per cent of women employed as street vendors, home-based workers and waste pickers were the main breadwinners for their households. Among street traders in Johannesburg, South Africa, 66 per cent of women traders are the sole earner in their household, while this is true for only 32 per cent of men. Research on domestic workers in the same city found that almost 95 per cent support other...more
Feb. 26, 2021, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: LO-LAW-1

In Dakar (Senegal) and Ekurhuleni (South Africa), the proportion of women heads among those allocated plots is approximately the same as their share of all households, and they are more likely than men to complete the titling process. But it is generally overlooked that even married or cohabiting women are likely to lack joint legal ownership, making women more vulnerable to losing their home, as well as potentially limiting their decision-making on its use and management” (pp. 20).