Press Releases

  • 4 June 2015: Child Protection Week: The dangers of toxic stress

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  • 12 June 2015: R30 000 up for grabs in Innovation Edge Challenge

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  • 6 July 2015: First ECD Hackathon uncovers tech solutions to early learning challenges

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  • 7 July 2015: Panel debate to explore what’s needed for social innovation in SA to flourish

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  • 12 May 2016: First comprehensive review of early childhood in South Africa launches

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Illifa in the News

Abazali batshelwa ngokubaluleka kwezinkulisa. This article first appeared in Isolezwe Newspaper.

App to help parents choose best creches. This article first appeared in the Cape Times newspaper.

SA’s timeliest investment: The first 1000 days of a child’s education. This article first appeared on the Daily Maverick website.

Early Childhood Development: the children can’t wait. This article first appeared on the Ground Up website.

IBM helps angels and computer boffins tackle early childhood development issues. This article first appeared on the New Age website.

Parenting app takes innovation prize. This article first appeared on the itWeb website.

Innovation Summit Hackathon: Parenting app takes the innovation prize. This article first appeared on the Silicon Cape website.

Sonja Giese, Project Director at Ilifa, explains why talking to babies while they`re in the utero can be beneficial. This interview first aired on Cape Talk.

Varsity fees bind is but a symptom. This article first appeared in the Business Day newspaper.

Grade RR: Priority or pie in the sky? . This article first appeared on the Daily Maverick website.

Smartphones may be retarding your baby’s development, new study shows. This article first appeared in the Sunday Times newspaper.

Over 3million SA children live in poverty. This article first appeared in The Times newspaper.

SA’s children poor and malnourished.  This article first appeared in Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism (Mail & Guardian)

More than half of South African children left behind.  This article first appeared in Health-E News .


Illifa at a Glance

A quick guide to our work in North West province 

A quick guide to our work in KwaZulu-Natal province

Guide to ECD in South Africa printable open source document

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