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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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Grow Great: rooting out stunting in SA by 2030

Grow Great is a new campaign - the first of its kind - that aims to galvanise all of South Africa towards a national commitment to eliminate the silent epidemic of stunting by 2030 and to achieve a stunting free generation. Stunting is a condition that is prevalent...

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Survey to gauge understanding of ECD sector

In line with the National Development Plan vision and the National Integrated ECD Policy of achieving universal access to quality ECD services by 2030, the South African government is looking at different approaches to expanding various types of ECD programmes. To...

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SA’s youngest children are not read to enough

Reading is an important form of stimulation and teaches babies and children about communication; introduces them to numbers, letters, colours and shapes; develops their listening, memory and vocabulary skills; and enables them to understand the world around them....

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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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