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 […]

School Health Week linked to the fight against poverty and unemployment

Original article on | 2 March 2017 Seventy percent of South Africa’s children live in rural areas, and many live in households with incomes below the poverty line.* As a result, these learners often lack access to the most basic healthcare services. This reduces attendance at schools and the learners’ ability to concentrate on […]

Help prevent violence towards women and children

Original article on | 6 December 2016 “Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward.” This is the theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism. For the 16th year, South Africa will take part in the global 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which runs from November […]

Kids seen, heard and celebrated

Original article on | 21 November 2016 | by dominic.adriaanse BEING heard, seen and celebrated was the theme for this year’s Universal Children’s Day dedicated to the 19.7 million children under the age of 18 throughout South Africa. The UN Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, […]

South Africa: No Excuse for Violence Against Women and Children

Original article on | 10 November 2016 Brand South Africa has called on all citizens to support the digital #NoExcuses campaign to end violence against women and children by wearing a white ribbon for 16 days. Through the 16-days campaign, citizens must pledge to take a firm stand to curb violence against women and […]

Here’s how a media company is training children to become citizen journalists

Original article on |31 October 2016 | by Staff Reporter Wanderers Stadium, WeCan24 and The Lions have teamed up to help children learn multimedia journalism. WeCan24 is an education project by Media24 that teaches children how to use their cellphones to create content they can share and become citizen journalists. The content generated goes […]

World Obesity Day: How to slim down the country’s children?

Original article on| 10 October 2016 Unless we act now,by 2025 almost four million South African children will be overweight or obese and more than 600,000 will be suffering from related diseases, according to the World Obesity Federation. Tomorrow is World Obesity Day under the theme of “Ending Childhood Obesity”. But ending the epidemic in […]

SA leads way in getting kids into class, says UN

original article on |9 September 2016 | by Nivashn Nair South Africa will become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to have all its children in primary school by 2030.UNESCO global education monitoring report, released this week, predicts that South Africa will lead the pack in meeting the UN’s millennium development goal of primary […]