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pdf.png Comprehensive Sexuality Education. A Comparison Between The Netherlands, The Usa, Sweden And China HOT

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Comprehensive Sexuality Education. A Comparison Between The Netherlands, The Usa, Sweden And China

By: Ms Thabile Ngcobo
Deputy Director: National Population Unit

Comprehensive Sexuality Education is an age appropriate, culturally relevant approach to teaching about sex & relationships by providing scientifically accurate, realistic, non- judgmental information. Sexuality education offers protection against teenage pregnancy and prevents STIs, including HIV and AIDS. Curriculum-based sexuality education can also help young people to develop communication skills, enhancing their self-esteem and capacities in making decisions as well as improving gender equality and reducing GBV. At a broader social level CSE has potential to change social norms by influencing adults (for example, teachers and parents), the social environment and subsequent generations of young people. Priority focal areas; teacher training, school related GBV, adolescent pregnancy, HIV/SRH and girls rights to education.

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pdf.png Factors Associated With Teenage Pregnancy: A National Perspective Summary Of Key Findings HOT

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Factors Associated With Teenage Pregnancy: A National Perspective Summary Of Key Findings

Compiled By: Ms Neloufar Khan

The study sought to:

  • Identify and understand dynamics of sexual activity, psycho-social, economic, household and cultural factors associated with teenage pregnancy;
  •  Identify barriers to information and service delivery and;
  •  Propose areas of intervention to prevent, reduce and manage teenage pregnancy.

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pdf.png Good Practice Case Study on HIV Prevention Treatment, Support and Care to Adolescents and Young People in the Western Cape, Beaufort West, South Africa: Profiling the Out of School Youth Project of Partners in Sexual Health (PSH) Targeted at Ages 15-24 HOT

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Good Practice Case Study on HIV Prevention Treatment, Support and Care to Adolescents and Young People in the Western Cape, Beaufort West, South Africa: Profiling the Out of School Youth Project of Partners in Sexual Health (PSH) Targeted at Ages 15-24

Gerda Erasmus and Leon Swartz

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The good practice case study was undertaken in 2015 and mostly focussed on out of school youth with regard to adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights and HIV and Aids prevention. This study used a mixed method where both the quantitative as well as the qualitative research method were utilised and where the latter was the dominant method. The research focus on the target beneficiaries between the ages 15-24 and the services they received from Partners in Sexual Health (PSH). The findings indicate that this group are very early sexual active. The research has further established that when it comes to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) there is a huge need for youth friendly services and cognisance need to be taken of the needs of young people, which is not being identified and addressed fully. While the exact impact on beneficiaries of the Out of School Project has not been measured, there is considerable evidence of a positive impact on beneficiaries as reflected by the respondent’s comments. According to observations made by the key informants the uptake of the Out of School Project was excellent. The study concluded by presenting a list of recommendations.

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pdf.png How the institutionalization of the Post Graduate Diploma in Population and Policy (PGDPPA) Analysis at North West University (South Africa) came about. HOT

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How the institutionalization of the Post Graduate Diploma in Population and Policy (PGDPPA)
Analysis at North West University (South Africa) came about.

The PGD in Population and Policy Analysis is a one year full time course that constitutes 102 credits for course work and 18 credits for the research paper. Successful completion of the PGD enables participants to enrol for one extra year in attainment of the Masters’ degree in Population and Policy Analysis.

Papi Moramang Koekoe 

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pdf.png Progress Review On The Implementation Of The International Conference On Population And Development Programme Of Action @25 And The Population Policy For South Africa @ 20 HOT

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Progress Review On The Implementation Of The International Conference On Population And Development Programme Of Action @25 And The Population Policy For South Africa @ 20

Neloufar Khan

This summary article captures the key findings of the comprehensive thematic paper on sexual and reproductive health and rights drafted for the current progress review.

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pdf.png The Evaluation of Leadership for Environment and Development Population, Environment and Development Nexus Training Course

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The Evaluation of Leadership for Environment and Development Population, Environment and Development Nexus Training Course

The Population, Environment and Development Nexus training course is primarily aimed at introducing participants to key population trends and their relationship to environment and development challenges with special emphasis on the inter-linkages. The programme has proven itself to also have substantial relevance within the developmental agenda of South Africa, particularly from the population and environment point of view.

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Moramang Papi Koekoe
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pdf.png THE NATIONAL POPULATION UNIT CAPACITATES LEADERS FROM LOCAL COMMUNITIES ON INTERGENERATIONAL COMMUNICATION ON ADOLESCENT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS HOT

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THE NATIONAL POPULATION UNIT CAPACITATES LEADERS FROM LOCAL COMMUNITIES ON INTERGENERATIONAL COMMUNICATION ON ADOLESCENT SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS

CHERYL FILLIS
DEPUTY DIRECTOR: NATIONAL POPULATION UNIT

The National Population Unit has been implementing capacity building training sessions on Intergenerational Communication on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRH&R) since 2013. The core focus of the intergenerational communication on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRH&R) capacity building training session is to create partnerships with civil society which would result in greater synergy in addressing ASRH&R, including the prevention of HIV and teenage pregnancies and gender mainstreaming issues and to promote communication and dialogue between young people and civil society leaders.

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pdf.png The National Population Unit Capacitates Leaders From Local Communities On Intergenerational Communication On Adolescent Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights HOT

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The National Population Unit Capacitates Leaders From Local Communities On Intergenerational Communication On Adolescent Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights

Cheryl Fillis.
Deputy Director: National Population Unit

The National Population Unit has been implementing capacity building training sessions on Intergenerational Communication on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRH&R) since 2013. The core focus of the intergenerational communication on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (ASRH&R) capacity building training session is to create partnerships with civil society which will result in greater synergy in addressing ASRH&R, including the prevention of HIV and teenage pregnancies and gender mainstreaming issues and to promote communication and dialogue between young people and civil society leaders.

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pdf.png Work stress, -Burnout and Organizational Politics: Perceptions and Experience of Senior Managers in the South African Government Sector HOT

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Work stress, -Burnout and Organizational Politics: Perceptions and Experience of Senior Managers in the South African Government Sector

Leon Swartz and Cheryl A Potgieter
Review of Public Administration and Management 2017

This study attempts to understand the causes and levels of work stress and burnout in a quantitative context. A mix method was adopted in which issues of organizational politics was also explored by using a qualitative approach. The sample was derived from a department of the South African Public Service and three quantitative questionnaires, namely the ‘Work Life Experience Questionnaire’, ‘Maslach’s Burnout Questionnaire’ and a ‘Biographical Questionnaire’, were the measuring tools for this study. The sample constituted of 341 senior officials whose positions ranged from Assistant Director to the Director General and 231 questionnaires were completed. The qualitative aspect used semi structured questionnaires as well as individual interviews. A cross-sectional approach was adopted. The results indicated that stress levels are significant high within and outside the work environment. One of the outstanding conjectures of this study is to investigate the relationship between stress and burnout in the post-apartheid era. The study also reveals that organizational politics plays a big role in influencing stress levels which leads to burnout. The aim of the study is to make national government departments aware of the relationship between job stress and burnout as well as the role that organizational politics played amongst senior government officials, post 1994 apartheid era.

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