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No, SA is NOT the worst place to raise children!

South Africa has been named as the worst country in the world to raise school-going children aged between five and 14.

According to the report, a shocking 76.94 South African children die out of every 100 000, the highest in the world. This was revealed by the United Nations Children’s Funds (Unicef) in a two-day conference on education organised by the Global Development Network (GDN) in Lima, Peru last week.

Xolani Gwala spoke to a Unicef South Africa Spokesperson, Rayana Rassool, who refutes the claims.

No, we are by no means the worst country for children to live in. We are currently seeking to authentify the data from our Latin American colleagues.

Rayana Rassool, Unicef South Africa Spokesperson

SA's homicide rate is currently sitting at 5.5 per 100 000 school children and not at 76.94.

Rayana Rassool, Unicef South Africa Spokesperson

The global child homicide average is 2.4 per 100 000 children. 5.5 is still high. We have to put measures in place to combat that.

Rayana Rassool, Unicef South Africa Spokesperson

Listen to the conversation below:


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