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South Africa’s Youth Falls Behind in Education

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Early this month, the results of the second annual education assessment were announced in South Africa. The government tested nearly 7 million students from 24,000 schools on basic skills.
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The education system in South Africa needs to be improved. I feel like schools aren't the only problem. Some of these kids live in poverty and they aren't focused on school. If poverty can be fixed then i belive education would increase on it's own. It would be one less problem that these kids have to deal with.

 

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Tsotsi

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Tsotsi is about a boy who is a leader of a small South African Gang. One day Tsotsi is in this park and he hears a women running down the street, he see's that he's scared and he attacks her. She hands him a box and runs away. Tsotsi opens the box and finds a baby inside of it. Tsotsi ends up taking care of the baby, he gets formula and breast milk for the child. While he is doing this he starts to learn a lot about himself and starts remembering his childhood which he has repressed. In the end Tsotsi dies trying to save the child from bulldozers which are finishing destroying old homes. 

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Gang warfare

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Not too bothered by army or police Correction to this article THE Cape Flats are well named. The streets of Manenberg, one of their townships, are straight, level...
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There is a lot of gang violence in South Africa, the problem is these gang members are uneducated and they don't want to work. Plus there really aren't jobs for them. Kids and people are caught in the cross fire, it's effecting everyone in South Africa. The gangs get their money through the drug market. The South African Government thinks there are somewhere between 75-130 gangs and up to 100,000 active gang members. The south African Government wants  to send in the army to help stop the violence and help the police do their jobs.

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Things Fall Apart

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Il romanzo racconta la vita di Okonkwo, un Igbo del villaggio immaginario di Umofia, situato nei pressi di Onitsha, sulla sponda orientale del fiume Niger, il quale gode di grande fama grazie alle sue abilità di lottatore.
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This book seems very interesting. It talks more about culture, which i would have loved to learn about. It talks about tribal and modern life in Nigeria. Overall Things Fall Apart seems like a really good read if you want to learn about Nigerian current and past culture.

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South Africa Map Pictures | Maps of Africa Pictures and Information

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Tell Me And I Will Forget

Tell Me And I Will Forget | Tsotsi: South African Crime and Poverty | Scoop.it
South Africa's paramedics face a surge of violent crime and social change 15 years since the end of its oppressive Apartheid era. Watch free movies and documentaries at SnagFilms.
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The South African Government is lacking man power to help those affected by violent crimes. Public and private companies work together to help people affected by violence(ambulances). Crimes happen because it's an "easy way out of poverty". All the crime puts pressure on the medical system as well as police. There are private security forces all throughout South Africa to help protect the public. South Africa is the wealthiest country in Africa. They have Universities. The discovery of gold and diamond mines made South Africa very profitable. Eventually people started to protest and demanding more which caused the economy to crumble, plus South Africa had bad leaders to start off with.

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South Africa police foil right-wing plot against ANC meeting - Reuters

South Africa police foil right-wing plot against ANC meeting - Reuters | Tsotsi: South African Crime and Poverty | Scoop.it
AllAfrica.comSouth Africa police foil right-wing plot against ANC meetingReutersIn July, a former university lecturer was found guilty of orchestrating a 2002 plot aimed at assassinating former president Nelson Mandela, overthrowing the ANC and...
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South Africa is still haveing the same problems it had over 30 years ago. Different parties want to contol the government. The police said that they just might have saved South Africa from an act of terroism. The men captured are being accused of trying to "bomb marquee where Zuma and 4,500 delegates are holding a five-day meeting to chose the ANC's leadership for the next five years".

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A Brief History of South Africa

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South Africa has had it's troubles over the last 100 years. Alot had to do with power and what party would contoll South Africa. Segeration was commmon in South Africa. While South Africa's economy is growing it is still young and needs alot of work.

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Gale World History In Context - Document

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Gale World History In Context
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This article has a lot about South African families. The family has the man as the head of the household. The women are in charge of taking care of the children. Young women are usually in charge of house work. Older women will go to work as well doing unskilled agricultural work. Women are legally equal to males, but the laws aren't enforced. Extended family helping raise kids is also a common thing seen in South African Families. Men are just there to make money and provide for the family, while still having all the power.

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HIV and AIDS in South Africa

South Africa has the highest number of people infected with HIV in the world. This page looks at the major issues, including the impact of the AIDS epidemic upon the country and improving treatment provision.
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There are over 5.6 million people in South Africa living with Aids, over 17% of the population is living with HIV. This is a scary statistic. Over 250,000 people died just alone in South Africa. This is an epedimic in Africa, espically South Africa which has the highest perecent of people infected with HIV. This epedemic needs to be stopped, people need to be educated on AIDS/HIV and how to avoid it.

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Violence and gang youth in South Africa: More complex than 'black menace'

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Exclusively focused on Africa, Consultancy Africa Intelligence (CAI) provides up-to-date, informed analysis and insight into the African continent’s political, economic, financial and social affairs.
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This article uses a more psychological response to answer why there is so much gang violence in South Africa. Kids are born into violence. They don't know anything different that being violent. Teens join gangs because it is the only way for them to survive. Poverty pushes them into this situation. Power has a lot to do with joining gangs Mandy Noonan says. Kids feel powerless at home, if they have one so they join gangs to "make a name" for themselves. Males think that joining a gang will make them men, because of the power that the gang members have. These kids develop a mind set that the only way to be a man is to take what you want and have people fear you.

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