Department of Basic Education: where it stands on ECD

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The Department of Basic Education Annual Report for the 2014/15 period documents a number of measures implemented to address the challenges in the quality of ECD for children aged 0-4 and Grade R highlighted in ECD audit conducted by the DSD in 2013 as well as the report on “The Impact of the Introduction of Grade R on Learning Outcomes”. … Read More

DoH on ECD: in a nutshell

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The Department of Health’s Annual Report and Annual Performance Plan for the period 2016/17 – 2018/19 notes significant improvements and ongoing challenges to the survival of children in South Africa. It notes that the under-five mortality rate has dropped from 56 down to 39 deaths per 1000 live births by 2014. The reduction is attributable in part to measures aimed … Read More

Strengthening ECD Registration Systems key to Massification of ECD services

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  Three significant challenges to universal ECD services, particularly are: Insufficient ECD facilities in sufficiently close proximity to the children in question Where facilities do exist, children often are excluded as a result of access barriers such as cost and unsuitable facilities Poor quality services. In order to achieve the national ECD goals of universal ECD, especially for the most … Read More

Ilifa Labantwana’s Submission on the Draft National ECD Policy

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Ilifa has submitted a number of proposals to the South African Draft National ECD Policy, which was published in the Government Gazette (No. 38558) on 15th March 2015. The Draft ECD Policy is commended for recognising ECD as a public good and for the commitment of the Government of the Republic of South Africa towards building a national ECD system … Read More