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Petition to increase Child Support Grant
This measure is critical to mitigate the impact on children and families of the lockdown and the current and future economic shocks created by COVID-19.
RESOURCES ON COVID-19
Resources on COVID-19 for Children's Sector Professionals
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.

             

 

 

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Thursday, 9 April 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.

Publication Date:
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
Children’s Institute welcomes ruling on hitting children

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Children’s Institute has welcomed the Constitutional Court judgment that says there is no justification for parents to hit their children in the name of discipline.

Publication Date:
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 - 12:45

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