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Cover image of the CI Annual Report 2016
Children's Institute Annual Report 2016
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:45

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


Image of the first 10 volumes of the South African Child Gauge of the Children's Institute, UCT.
CI’s 10-year anniversary campaign wins African Excellence Award
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 15:00

The Children’s Institute has won a coveted 2017 African Excellence Award for the media campaign that, in 2016, marked the tenth anniversary of its flagship publication, the South African Child Gauge®.

Cover of 'Out of Harm's Way?', a new report by Children's Institute.
New CI study highlights shortcomings in child protection system
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 14:45

A new research report by the Children's Institute documents how the child protection system handles reported cases of abuse and neglect. 

Children and social assistance: Investing in children - Child Gauge 2016
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 10:00

This year marks the coming of age of the Child Support Grant (CSG), established 18 years ago in 1998, now recognised as one of South Africa's most successful poverty alleviation strategies. Contributors to the 2016 Child Gauge include academics, activists, members of civil society, government officials and representatives, and representatives from international development organisations.

To look back at the evolution of the grant - and tap into the now-substantial body of research and evidence that has been amassed around it - the Children's Institute (CI), University of Cape Town, has dedicated its South African Child Gauge® 2016 to the theme of children and social assistance. The issue looks closely at the CSG and its impact on millions of impoverished children and their caregivers in South Africa.