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We’re hiring: Pretoria-based Social Media Coordinator

Side-by-Side is an exciting new health education campaign, which will equip caregivers with the knowledge and confidence to give their young children the best possible start in life. We are looking for an enthusiastic creative with meticulous attention to detail to...

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Call for comments: draft Children’s Third Amendment Bill

The Department of Social Development is inviting the public to comment on the draft Children’s Third Amendment Bill, which proposes several modifications to the Children’s Act. The bill proposes to: address inconsistencies within the Children’s Act introduce new...

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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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