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Children's rights, a silent casualty of Covid-19 (Daily Maverick, 22 July 2020)

School feeding court case: The justice of eating and the obscenity of hunger (Daily Maverick, 19 July 2020)

UN chief slams 'myths, delusions and falsehoods' around inequality (The Guardian, 18 July 2020)

Older children spread the Coronavirus just as much as adults, large study finds (The New York Times, 18 July 2020)

Schools reopen: Learners with disabilities left behind again (Daily Maverick, 17 July 2020)

COVID-19: Solutions proposed as shocking new child hunger numbers revealed (Spotlight, 15 July 2020)

Basic Income Grant on the table for South Africa's unemployed poor (Daily Maverick, 14 July 2020)

Close schools until after the Covid-19 pandemic peaks: Sadtu (Timeslive, 14 July 2020)

Dis-chem stops Covid-19 testing amid big backlog, 'unanticipated' spike in Gauteng (Business Insider, 10 July 2020)

Resuming the national school nutrition programme is a vital test for children's socio-economic rights (Daily Maverick, 29 June 2020)

Austerity to trigger worst depression in a century (New Frame, 29 June 2020)

Distance, Dose, Dispersion: An experts' guide on Covid-19 risks in South Africa and how to manage them (Daily Maverick, 26 June 2020)

Covid-19: SA will probably experience 3 to 4 spikes into 2022, says top scientist (News 24, 24 June 2020)

The Observer view on a manifesto for change as a generation of Britain's children faces crisis (The Guardian, 20 June 2020)

Prosecution and the rule of law are under pressure during Covid-19 pandemic (Daily Maverick, 20 June 2020)

Around one billion children in the world are affected by abuse (eNCA, 19 June 2020)

Practical solutions needed to overcome South Africa's child malnutrition crisis (Daily Maverick, 17 June 2020)

Christina Nomdo, the Western Cape's new 'facilitator' for children's voices (Daily Maverick, 17 June 2020)

Minister Zulu admits she never expected COVID-19's crippling impact on poor (EWN, 15 June 2020)

Feed all learners during lockdown! DBE taken to court over school nutrition programme (IOL, 12 June 2020)

The horror of child hunger stalks our land (Daily Maverick, 5 June 2020)

Don't forget the children in this Covid-19 storm (Daily Maverick, 3 June 2020)

Trauma cases almost double 24 hours after alcohol ban lifted - Bara Hospital (EWN, 2 June 2020)

OPINION: Include children's voices on issues that concern them (News 24, 1 June 2020)

Motshekga's plan for partial reopening of schools on hold after talks with unions, parent bodies (Timeslive, 31 May 2020)

Paediatricians support move to reopen schools (Daily Maverick, 31 May 2020)

'It's truly terrifying': Hunger stalks SA's children during Covid-19 lockdown (Timeslive, 31 May 2020)

This is the new calendar for schools in South Africa - including the planned start dates for all grades (BusinessTech, 29 May 2020)

Analysis | Gray vs Mkhize: Child malnutrition surge is coming - so who was right? (News 24, 29 May 2020)

Debacle over child malnutrition rates belittles suffering (Bizcommunity, 28 May 2020)

Who will look after the little children? (Daily Maverick, 28 May 2020)

Fear, sadness and anger: The hidden impact of lockdown on children (News 24, 27 May 2020)

Malnutrition, health services and democracy: The responsibility to speak out (Daily Maverick, 26 May 2020)

Watch: Don't 'unleash Satan' against women, kids by unbanning alcohol, urge activists (IOL, 26 May 2020)

Covid-19 and social grants: Relief measures welcome, but not enough (Daily Maverick, 26 May 2020)

'The biggest stress I am facing is the fact that I need to return to school during a pandemic' Matric pupil writes heartfelt letter to Ramaphosa, Motshekga (Timeslive, 23 May 2020)

SAHRC on food donation restrictions: 'Department violated human rights' (The South African, 21 May 2020)

Lockdown: Queues for kilometres as 11 000 food parcels distributed in Pretoria (News 24, 21 May 2020)

Government releases report on emergency R1.6bn plan to combat gender-based violence (Daily Maverick, 20 May 2020)

First Western Cape Children's Commissioner shares her vision for the future (News 24, 20 May 2020)

Spike in child abandonments and the physical abuse of youngsters during lockdown (IOL, 16 May 2020)

A delicate balance - the virus vs the education and wellbeing of our school children (Daily Maverick, 15 May 2020)

Covid-19: The Red Cross Children's Hospital fears rise in respiratory cases (IOL, 12 May 2020)

Covid-19: World Health Organisation on reopening of schools (Part 1) (Bedfordview and Edenvale News, 11 May 2020)

Covid-19: Education sector advised on hygiene and clean environments (Part 2) (Bedfordview and Edenvale News, 11 May 2020)

Covid-19: Guidelines for monitoring the situation once schools open (Part 3) (Bedfordview and Edenvale News, 11 May 2020)

Gender-based violence during lockdown in SA:– Looking for answers (Daily Maverick, 11 May 2020)

'Flawed' lockdown has served its purpose and should be discontinued (Daily Maverick, 11 May 2020)

New evidence shows children aren't spreaders so we're harming them by keeping school shut, says Wits prof (SowetanLive, 8 May 2020)

Back to School – Is now the right time? (Daily Maverick, 7 May 2020)

WILLIAM GUMEDE: Civil society and NPOs must get Covid-19 funding (Business Day, 7 May 2020)

The challenges of hunger and education for South Africa’s children (Part One) (Daily Maverick, 5 May 2020)

Top-up of R500 for every needy child is not affordable, says Lindiwe Zulu (Business Day, 29 April 2020)

Surge in urgent, desperate calls made to Childline during lockdown (IOL, 28 April 2020)

New R350 unemployment grants will use WhatsApp for registration - and first tests have been completed (Business Insider, 28 April 2020)

Home Affairs will register births during level 4 lockdown (News 24, 28 April 2020)

Autism organisations call for relaxation of regulations (eNCA, 27 April 2020)

Children are still locked up in prison this Freedom Day (Daily Maverick, 27 April 2020)

Food aid parcels in South Africa could do with a better nutritional balance (The Conversation, 22 April 2020)

The lockdown may be unconstitutional - unless school feeding and social grants are fixed (Daily Maverick, 21 April 2020)

From the desk of The President (The Presidency, 20 April 2020)

Officials accused of hoarding lockdown food packages for their families and supporters - instead of the poor (BusinessTech, 19 April 2020)

A post Covid-19 trauma-sensitive schools safety plan may be necessary (News 24, 18 April 2020)

Ramaphosa, Premiers and Mayors agree to put 'more cash in the hands of households' (Fin 24, 18 April 2020)

President's Coordinating Council reinforces intensified response to coronavirus (The Presidency, 18 April 2020)

'The Inside Book': Telling children why we need to stay inside (Daily Maverick, 17 April 2020)

Covid-19: Civil society left to feed thousands of children on Cape Flats (Daily Maverick, 17 April 2020)

Cape Town Child protection unit detectives test for Covid-19 after colleague tests positive (News 24, 17 April 2020)

Ban on sale of alcohol to remain in force (The Presidency, 17 April 2020)

Full List: Relief Funding, How and Where to Apply (Coronavirus Monitor, 16 April 2020)

Booze, funerals and co-parenting - key takeouts from Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on new lockdown rules (Timeslive, 16 April 2020)

Covid-19 lockdown: Criminals mugging pupils walking to and from feeding programme (IOL, 15 April 2020)

Covid-19: Open Lette to Minister Angie Motshekga (Daily Maverick, 14 April 2020)

Chaos in Alexandra over food parcels (eNCA, 14 April 2020)

Lockdowns threaten childrens' nutrition: why extra care is needed (The Conversation, 13 April 2020)

Social workers are an untapped resource to address the psychosocial effects of COVID-19 (Mail & Guardian, 13 April 2020)

Who is blocking emergency relief for the poorest households? (Daily Maverick, 9 April 2020)

Let's face facts, the 2020 school year is lost. So what to do? (Timeslive, 9 April 2020)

‘We’ve got your back’ – mental health community steps up for frontline medics during pandemic (Daily Maverick, 7 April 2020)

Influential coalition urges President Ramaphosa to increase child support grants (Daily Maverick, 5 April 2020)

Gauteng health dept asks for donations of masks, gloves and ventilators (The Citizen, 4 April 2020)

Why we need an about-face on masks (Daily Maverick, 3 April 2020)

SA Gender Based Violence Centre calls triple during national lockdown (ALL4WOMEN, 2 April 2020)

SAPS received 87 000 gender-based violence calls during first week of lockdown - Cele (IOL, 2 April 2020)