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Putting children at the heart of the health care system
The South African Child Gauge 2019 evaluates recent progress, identifies emerging challenges and calls for the prioritisation of child and adolescent health
Children experience various forms of violence
REPORTERS' RESOURCES ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
A resource tool for reporters, researchers, and academics with information on Violence Against Children.
ConCourt: "Reasonable Chastisement" Unconstitutional
It's a unanimous judgment and the court is of the view that there are effective ways to discipline children without the use of #corporalpunishment.
Latest Review Shows ECD Sector Continues to Lag Behind
The South African Early Childhood Review provides us with rich data on child development and shows us that in the main we have some progress, however there are some areas where we have made little or no progress.
Conflict leaves children traumatised, anxious – for life
Trauma as a result of violence and adverse experiences in childhood is linked to a wide range of outcomes and it's critical to intervene early in these cases, said the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Shanaaz Mathews in her keynote address...

             

 

 

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Sunday, 19 January 2020
Weighing up South Africa’s family policy: what does and doesn’t work

South Africa is one of a small number of developing countries that’s formulated a national policy focused on families. A family policy, broadly defined, refers to everything a government does to promote the well-being of families, such as social grants, family services, or social housing. The country’s policy – known as the White Paper on Families – has three priorities. They are promoting healthy family life, strengthening the family and preserving the family.

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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 14:30
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.

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Wed, 28 Nov 2018 - 14:30
Breastfeeding Breaks: Good for Mom. Good for Baby. Good for Business

Very few mothers in South Africa exclusively breastfeed for the first 6 months of life as recommended by the World Health Organisation – with only 1 in 4 babies exclusively breastfed by the time they are 4 – 5 months old.  And these low exclusive breastfeeding rates contribute to the high prevalence of malnutrition, diarrhoea, pneumonia and under-five mortality in South Africa. 

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Wed, 01 Aug 2018 - 14:45
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
South Africa Must Focus on its Kids to Meet UN Development Goals Targets

There are still 12 years to go before the UN sustainable development goals are finalised. For South Africa to meet the targets it must focus on providing evidence-based programmes for the most vulnerable and accelerate access to essential services. 

Our overall evaluation is that South Africa has made significant progress with some targets. But it’s still lagging far behind with others.

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Wed, 27 Jun 2018 - 13:15

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