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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Past events

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 13:30

    Using national data that have recently become available, Chimere-Dan identified patterns of resilience and change in the family in the context of major demographic and social forces, including a declining rate of marriage, a rising trend in age at first marriage, a high rate of non-marital childbearing, a reduction in family size and differentiating models of parenting. This research assessed dominant responses by the family, and raised possible medium and longer term implications for social and human development in South Africa.


  • Friday, September 4, 2015

    The 5th Conference of the International Society for Child Indicators will be held on 2-4 September 2015 in the Kramer Law Building, University of Cape Town. Researchers, practitioners, policy makers and child advocates from across the world will gather for three days to share and discuss the latest child indicator research and implications for policy and interventions.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015

    The University of South Africa, College of Law, in partnership with the School of Strategic Communication (University of Johannesburg), the Helen Beder School of Social Welfare in the USA and Matla a Bana (an NGO working in the field of child protection), is delighted to announce the conference themed 26th Year Celebration of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Download here the details of the confrence.

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:15

    In the context of Youth Month this seminar asks how youth activism has changed over the past 39 years since the student uprising that began in Soweto in 1976 – over (ostensibly) the issue of the medium of instruction in schools for black youth. Today we ask youth activists from three universities in South Africa to reflect on their experiences on education and transformation.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to Thursday, April 30, 2015

    The Gender Summits are about creating regional and global multi-stakeholder communities committed to enhancing scientific excellence by: removing gender bias from science knowledge making; advancing gender equality in science structures and practices; and applying understanding of gender issues to advance more sustainable and effective research and innovation.The theme for this year conference is 'Poverty alleviation and economic empowerment through scientific research & innovation: Better Knowledge From and For Africa'. To register click hereFor further information, please go to 

  • 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.

  • 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]).

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    SASPRI together with colleagues at the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) and the Labour Research Service (LRS) will be presenting the results of a project which aims to estimate the income required for a decent living level for all South Africans. Click here to download an invitation

  • 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.

  • 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.