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  • Save the Children SA has conducted ongoing research into the effects of xenophobic violence on foreign children. With a specific focus on rural areas in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, Save the Children spoke to children in six towns about their experiences.
  • “Isaac, we can no longer go to the movie today. We have a curfew,” my late dad told me. “I understand, dad” I responded – and I genuinely did.
  • South Africa does not look likely to reap the "demographic dividend" of a growth spurt in the working age population because of high unemployment levels, particularly among the youth, statistician general Pali Lehohla told media on Thursday.
  • Over 60 000 babies have either been born dead or died in the first week of being alive in the period 2011 to 2013, according to Statistician General Pali Lehohla.
  • Boys under 12 are 10 times more likely to report sexual abuse than girls, according to a Wits University study that followed children from birth to the age of 20.
  • The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) filed an application in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday (14 April 2015) to challenge the current legal practice around the use of surnames for children born to unmarried parents.
  • 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 

  • A research project to improve early learning for Setswana children during the foundation phase of schooling, kick-started in February this year.
  • Minister in the Presidency, Honourable Jeff Radebe, will launch the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear) on 19 March 2015 at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg.
  • 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.