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Children, Families and the State: Collaboration and Contestation
The thirteenth issue of the South African Child Gauge® focuses on children in relation to families and the state, both of which are central to providing for children and supporting their development.
Call for Public Comment on Children’s Amendment Bill
The Children’s Amendment Bill (2018) has been gazetted for public comment. The Bill introduces numerous changes to the Children’s Act. Comments on the revised Bill are due on 29 November 2018.
What do Children Need to Thrive? All Children Need Nurturing Care
The 2017 issue of the South African Child Gauge focused attention on what children need to not only survive, but thrive and reach their full potential. While the Child Gauge is targeted at academics, students and decision-makers in government and...
Children's Institute 2017 Annual Report
Our 2017 Annual Report: A Year in Review
Navigating the child policy terrain is not straightforward and we have to remain responsive to an ever-changing political environment. Our latest annual report reviews CI's work and impact within this context.
Download Policy Brief on Child Poverty
This briefing paper summarises a review of research evidence on child poverty in South Africa. The review was initially undertaken in 2011, and was updated in 2017 to reflect more recent studies.

             

 

 

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019
 Review of Research Evidence on Child Poverty in SA
Review of Research Evidence on Child Poverty in South Africa

This review presents research evidence on child poverty in South Africa. It includes discussions on key concepts used in child poverty research, quantitative studies about child poverty in South Africa, and some of the keys issues around children and inequality. It also highlights some of the key studies that have focused on the Child Support Grant, an important poverty alleviation tool.

Publication Date:
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 17:00
Job Opening: Research Officer at the Children's Institute

The Children's Institute seeks to appoint a full-time Research Officer (lecturer level) on academic conditions of service with strong quantitative skills and experience in applied research.

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:30
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Children's Institute Annual Report 2016

"Congratulations on a fantastic year and for taking the CI to new heights!"
Prof Heather Zar (HOD, Paediatrics and Child Health)

 

Publication Date:
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 - 11:45
The link between violence against women and children matters. Here’s why

Nearly half of women across South Africa are subjected to violence by an intimate partner. This in turn negatively affects about one in four children. A child who is exposed to violence in the home also risks being abused and will, quite reasonably, fear for their own safety.

Publication Date:
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 14:30

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