The Children’s Institute released the 12th issue of the South African Child Gauge® on 28 November at a high-profile launch in Cape Town, with keynote address by Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe.
Child Death Reviews (CDRs) use an intersectoral approach to understand and prevent child deaths. This project has been implemented by the Children’s Institute in collaboration with the Division of Forensic Medicine, University of Cape Town for the Western Cape and the Forensic Pathology Services, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health for Kwa-zulu Natal.
The 2017 South African Early Childhood Review is now out! The review contains statistics on over 40 indicators covering the demography of young children (0 – 6 year olds), their living environments, and service delivery across various sectors.
"Congratulations on a fantastic year and for taking the CI to new heights!"
Prof Heather Zar (HOD, Paediatrics and Child Health)
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®.
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.
A new research report by the Children's Institute documents how the child protection system handles reported cases of abuse and neglect.