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Are you ready for Think Future 2?

Our sister organisation Innovation Edge will be hosting the second Think Future conference from 14-16 October in Stellenbosch, South Africa. What is Think Future? A 2.5 day unconventional event focused on innovation for early childhood development. It brings together...

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Short video answers question “What is ECD?”

Need a quick and easy tool to use in order to explain early childhood development? Well, look no further as we’ve developed a short and simple video explaining ECD and its importance for children’s later success. The video is great for explaining the concept to anyone...

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Resource alert: freely available reading materials

There have been multiple research reports on the importance of how important it is to read to and with young children…from birth already as it plays a huge role in developing their language and other skills. This is why we love Nal’ibali’s World Read Aloud Day...

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South African Health Review 2018 launched

Health Systems Trust last week launched the South African Health Review 2018 aptly on Universal Health Coverage Day. The publication focuses on human resources for health with a particular focus on innovative and practical solutions for ensuring adequate human...

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G20 prioritises ECD

The G20 leaders have signed a declaration signalling prioritisation for the early childhood development agenda. This is a historic moment for ECD as it is the first time in the decade history of G20 - which addresses issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any...

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2018 Child Gauge is now available!

The thirteenth edition of the SA Child Gauge is now available and focuses on children in relation to families and the state – both of which are vital to ensuring children are provided for and their development is well supported. The publication is split into three...

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