Parents of #LovePlayTalk: Nana’s Story

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“Parents of #LovePlayTalk” is a Ilifa Labantwana original photo-series, celebrating South African parents who capture the spirit of the #LovePlayTalk parenting campaign.  Nana is 32 and lives in Gcilima, just outside the holiday town of Margate in KwaZulu-Natal’s Ugu district.

Celebrating Mandela Day 2016

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Cape Town Embrace is a social justice project focusing on opening opportunities for the Mother City’s youngest citizens.  We have a lot of love for their work and we were thrilled when they asked us to join their Mandela Day 2016 initiative: a pop-up play day in Delft – an informal settlement situated half an hour’s drive from the city centre. … Read More

Ilifa Insights Issue 3 – Our Parenting Lessons

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Nurturance, security, stimulation and love delivered through the parent-child relationship is where early childhood development begins.  The social structures around the parent-child relationship, however, are of profound importance because the support, or in adverse instances – the neglect or hostility – they impart will affect the ability of the primary caregiver to nurture her child, impacting the quality of the relationship … Read More