South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesians Collaborate to Open New Don Bosco Center

By at June 10, 2013 | 1:08 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: Salesians Collaborate to Open New Don Bosco Center

(MissionNewswire) Poverty is extensive in South Africa with almost 50 percent of the population living below the poverty line, according to UNICEF. A significant percentage of the population struggles to survive on less than one dollar a day. The country is plagued by high crime rates and gender-based violence against women and girls and has been the hardest hit by the more...

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SOUTH AFRICA: First Lady’s Visit Highlights Importance of Youth Leadership for Country’s Future

By at June 24, 2011 | 12:35 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: First Lady’s Visit Highlights Importance of Youth Leadership for Country’s Future

(MissionNewswire) U.S. first lady Michelle Obama’s visit to South Africa has brought the world’s attention to a country where a significant percentage of the population must struggle to survive on less than $1 a day, according to the United Nations. During her week-long goodwill tour through South Africa, the first lady’s focus was on the country’s youth and more...

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