Today's Big Stories

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:

Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

Raising children who are addicted to drugs or alcohol

Raising children who are addicted to drugs or alcohol

Dr Helgo Schomer looks at how to raise children who are using drugs. He says parents need to be involved in their children's lives.

Future-proofing your child

Future-proofing your child

Redi speaks to authors of the book, 'Future-proof Your Child' about preparing your child for a world we don't understand

How to raise smart children

How to raise smart children

Dr Schomer's tips on raising children with different talents and characters, and how to encourage their uniqueness.

Popular articles
It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Still young(ish)? Consider the single best thing you can do to increase your wealth by much more than the inflation rate.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will pilot a new funding model in 2017. NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana explains.