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Job opportunity! Technical Advisor position

The National Department of Social Development (DSD) and a consortium of organisations have formed a partnership aimed at improving the effectiveness of the early childhood development Conditional Grant (CG). The DSD and consortium are looking to appoint an ECD...

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From the frontlines: Vukuzakhe’s story

Vukuzakhe in Phelezeni village, Nquthu municipality, opened its doors 30 years ago to care for children while their parents were working away from home in the cities, but lately the centre has been facing a number of issues with the building. On rainy days...

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New employment and franchising opportunities from DGMT

Are you a social and community activist with a passion for women and children? Are you innovative and entrepreneurial? Do you have excellent administrative management skills? Then one of DGMT’s two new opportunities, which relate to mother and child health and...

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SEIS programme: Qaphelani’s story

One of the biggest problems at Qaphelani is space - there is just not enough of it for the 60 children who are currently attending the centre. Owner and manager Elizabeth Ngobese says when the centre was built in 1996, it was to accommodate between 10- 20 children,...

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Early learning subsidy helps ECD centre

The winter of 2017 was a tough one for Strawberry Play Centre. “As is the case every year, the fees that pay my teachers’ salaries didn’t come in as it was supposed to,” says principal Mareldea Davids. “When money would come in, I would pay the teachers first, then...

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Inkanyezi in need of infrastructure improvements

Inkanyezi ECD Centre in Amaoti, Ethekwini municipality, will be undergoing renovations as part of the Strategic ECD Infrastructure Support (SEIS) Programme. This programme allocates limited infrastructure resources to upgrade ECD centres with high potential in the...

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