Society must invest in children to ensure a prosperous future

29 November 2017 Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says society must invest in its children to ensure that the country has a bright future. The Minister responsible for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation said this when he addressed the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2017 in Observatory, Cape Town, on Tuesday. The gauge, […]

Know more about Child SA

Original article on | 28 March 2017 | Nosipho Mkhize THE Childline movement in South Africa was initiated in 1986 with the establishment of Childline KwaZulu-Natal after paediatric staff at Addington Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal noted with concern the number of children attending clinics or hospitalised with non-accidental injury.  Children disclosed that they had no […]

How to keep kids entertained on road trips

Original article on |23 August 2016 “Are we there yet?” is a constant refrain heard by generations of South African parents on long road trips to holiday destinations year in and year out. “I’m boooo-red” is another familiar refrain, heard from children at home for the holidays and hoping someone will be persuaded to […]

Child Welfare South Africa

The co-ordinating body for more than 260 affiliated child welfare societies, organisations and community outreach projects. It is the largest non-profit, non-governmental organisation in South Africa in the fields of child protection and child care and family development. Report neglect or abuse of a child: 0861 4 CHILD (24453) National: (011) 452-4110 E-mail: Website: […]

Police Child Protection Units

 The SA Police Service’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit Special police units investigate violent crimes against children and offer specialised services to child victims of crime. There are units around the country. Emergency number: 10111 Crime Stop: 08600 10111 Report cases of child abuse for police investigation: Website: FCS Unit

Children in crisis

Childline South Africa Assistance from trained counsellors for abused children, young people, and their families. Not-for-profit organisation. 24-hour toll-free helpline: 08000 55 555 Information, support and assistance to children and their families. Issues dealt with include physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, behavioural problems, legal advice and trafficking. Website: