A boy's recent death after a dispute over his bicycle has left his grandmother adamant he did not kill himself and angry that police have not arrested the man she suspects of being responsible. Suicide is fairly common among South African teens, particularly those stuck in poor townships with little prospects of getting jobs after school in a country with unemployment of more than 27% of the labour force.
The City of Cape Town has been ranked the number one South African metropolitan municipality when it came to the ease of doing business according to the latest World Bank research report on Doing Business in South Africa. The World Bank assessed metros in 189 other economies, including South Africa's nine metropolitan municipalities.
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, a Pickersgill's reed frog during a captive breeding period at the Johannesburg Zoo.
Shivan Parusnath at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, thinks that media interviews can boost employment chances. The phone rings in Chwee Teck Lim's office at the National University of Singapore.
A child looks over the head of a Mickey Mouse statue at an exhibition at Sandton City in Johannesburg, Sunday Sept. 30, 2018.
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