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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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TIP 12: Good Reporting: All SDG 3 Targets

Sustainability reporting: background Traditionally, sustainable development was limited to environmental issues, but there has been a significant shift to encompass economic and social issues. The triple bottom line, which emerged in 1997, introduced the concept that an organisation’s value should not only be measured by the financial bottom line but also by its social, ethical…

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SDG 3: Tip 11 – Cycling: SDGs 3.4, 3.6 and 3.9

TARGET # DESCRIPTION SA STATUS (PER 2019 COUNTRY REPORT) 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third 1/3 premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and wellbeing   Mortality rates attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases have remained relatively stable between 2011 and 2016   For…

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SDG 3: Tip 10 – Environmental Factors Affecting Our Health: SDG 3.9

TARGET # DESCRIPTION SA STATUS (PER 2019 COUNTRY REPORT) 3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination   Mortality from unintentional poisoning in 2011 was 0,2 per 100 000 and was also 0,2 per 100 000 in 2015     Vast…

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SDG 3: Tip 9 – Financing our health workforce SDG 3.c

TARGET # DESCRIPTION SA STATUS (PER 2019 COUNTRY REPORT) 3.c Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing states   The 2019 Country Report provides no status for this target but the WHO’s website state that…

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SDG 3: Tip 8 – The problems we tend to avoid – substance use and abuse SDG 3.5

TARGET # DESCRIPTION SA STATUS (PER 2019 COUNTRY REPORT) 3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and the harmful use of alcohol Harmful use of alcohol: 7,27 litres per capita (2017)   The harmful use of alcohol resulted in 3 million deaths (5,3% of all deaths) worldwide in 2016…

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SDG 3: Tip 7 – What we can learn from SA’s story of HIV/AIDS: SDG 3.3

TARGET # DESCRIPTION SA STATUS (PER 2019 COUNTRY REPORT) 3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS (0 per 1 000), tuberculosis (0 per 100 000), malaria (0 per 1 000) and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis (0 per 100 000), water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases   New HIV infections: 1 new infection…

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SDG 3: Tip 6 – SA’s stress levels and our moms, babies and reproductive health

TARGET # DESCRIPTION SA STATUS (PER 2019 COUNTRY REPORT) 3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100 000 live births   Maternal mortality: 121 per 100 000 live births (2016)     3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of new-borns and children under 5 years of age with all…

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SDG 3: Tip 5 – Fitness-Focused CAs(SA) helping us to achieve SDG 3.4

TARGET # DESCRIPTION SA STATUS (PER 2019 COUNTRY REPORT) 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and wellbeing   Mortality rates attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases have remained relatively stable between 2011 and 2016   For 2016…

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