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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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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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