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South African Child Gauge 2017

South African Child Gauge 2017
Jamieson L, Berry L & Lake L (eds)
Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town

The 2017 issue of the South African Child Gauge focuses on the theme of Survive – Thrive – Transform – and explores on how the Sustainable Development Goals can be used to create an enabling environment in which South Africa’s children not only survive, but thrive and reach their full potential.

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Jamieson L & Richter L (2017) Striving for the Sustainable Development Goals: What do children need to thrive? In: Jamieson L, Berry L & Lake L (eds) South African Child Gauge 2017. Cape Town, Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town.

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Cover
Back cover
Acknowledgements
Broad overview
Contents
List of boxes, cases, figures and tables
List of abbreviations

Foreword
Benyam Mezmur, Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Reflections
Jeff Radebe, Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
 
PART ONE: CHILDREN AND LAW REFORM

Legislative developments in 2016/2017
Stefanie Rohrs, Paula Proudlock & Anjuli Maistry

PART TWO: SURVIVE – THRIVE - TRANSFORM

Overview of part two

Setting an ambitious agenda for children: The Sustainable Development Goals
Sanjana Bhardwaj, Winnie Sambu and Lucy Jamieson

Striving for the Sustainable Development Goals: What do children need to thrive?
Lucy Jamieson and Linda Richter

Investing in children: The drivers of national transformation in South Africa
David Harrison

Caring for children: Relationships matter
Lizette Berry and Elmarie Malek

Preventing violence: From evidence to implementation
Shanaaz Mathews and Chandré Gould

Ending stunting: Transforming the health system so children can thrive
David Sanders and Louis Reynolds

Getting reading right: Building firm foundations
Nic Spaull and Ursula Hoadley

Welcoming all children: The inclusion imperative
Sue Philpott and Judith McKenzie

Transforming South Africa: A call to action
Lucy Jamieson, Lizette Berry and Lori Lake

PART THREE: CHILDREN COUNT – THE NUMBERS

Introducing Children Count

Demography of South Africa’s children
Katharine Hall and Winnie Sambu

Income poverty, unemployment and social grants
Katharine Hall and Winnie Sambu

Child Health
Katharine Hall, Nadine Nannan and Winnie Sambu

Children’s access to education
Katharine Hall

Children’s access to housing
Katharine Hall

Children’s access to services
Katharine Hall and Winnie Sambu

Technical notes on the data sources

About the contributors

About the South African Child Gauge

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