eMail alerts & Newsletter

Sign up to receive email updates when new content is loaded on the site.
Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

News & events

  • Monday, March 16, 2015 to Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    A notice from the Department of Social Development, the Child rights sector Indaba has been postponed until further notice. The department remains committed to engage with the sector. Kindly accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience  that this may have caused.


  • South Africa has a growing number of unemployed teaching graduates, especially Black teaching graduates.
  • The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services was briefed by the Department on an amendment bill to the Sexual Offences Act, which deals with the issues of consenting sexual activity between adolescents and with the placing of the names of child offenders on the National Register for Sex Offenders.
  • Friday, March 27, 2015

    The Department of Science and Technology (DST) in collaboration with the Human Sciences Council (HSRC) are hosting a Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) research seminar on the above-mentioned topic. This workshop is follow-up to the government cluster policy workshop held in February 2014, which examined selected key elements of the SANHANES-1 findings with a view to devise a programme of priority. We would be greatly honoured by your participation. Kindly respond on or before 12 March 2015 should you be available to participate, please confirm to Ms Arlene Grossberg at [email protected]  or Ms Carolina Roscigno at Tel: 012 302 2341, ([email protected]).

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 14:00

    PAN:Children is hosting a seminar titled 'Let us Play! Lessons and Reflections on Co-Creating Playful Cities in Johannesburg' on 25 February 2015. The Hummingbird Children’s Centre has been providing vibrant play opportunities to children in inner-city Johannesburg since 2013 and has developed a unique approach to play provision through its pop-up playgrounds. This seminar will reflect on the learnings gained through its Playwork practice, the challenges encountered in establishing permanent play sites and how to get play provision onto local government agendas. Click here for more details.

  • President Jacob Zuma will bring before Parliament legislations that he mentioned during the State of the Nation Address (SONA) last week, including a Bill that seeks to prohibit foreign ownership of land.
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:45

    The South African Montessori Association invites you to attend the 13th national conference to be held in the beautiful garden province of Kwazulu Natal. The keynote speaker is Dr Steve Hughes who consults with organisations about educational programme evalution and speaks to groups around the world about development eduaction, neorocognitive disorders, parenting, and other topics of interest to parents and educators. He will answer your questions on how children really learn and why the Montessori Method is the optimal support to offer the developing child. Click here for more details.

  • Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 14:00

    PAN:Children is hosting a seminar titled 'Let us Play! Lessons and Reflections on Co-Creating Playful Cities in Johannesburg' on 25 February 2015. This seminar will reflect on the learnings gained through its Playwork practice and the challenges encountered in establishing permanent play sites and putting play provision on local government agendas. Click here for more details.

  • Text of the speech given by President Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa, on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament, 12 February 2015.

Pages