Early childhood development

 
No crèche or preschool for 1.1m children
No crèche or preschool for 1.1m children
It is mid-morning on a hot Monday. Driving in Soweto, most streets are quiet — most children are at school and adults at work. The streets of...
Ramaphosa to Sadtu: You are the key to economic growth
Ramaphosa to Sadtu: You are the key to economic growth
On Wednesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa told delegates attending the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) national...
A million children can’t attend creche
A million children can’t attend creche
About 1.1-million children aged between three and five in South Africa do not attend an early childhood learning programme. Most of these children...
Youth need skills for the fourth industrial revolution
Youth need skills for the fourth industrial revolution
There is a whole world of career prospects for the highly skilled out there. The youth will have to work hard, but the older generation needs to...
Simple solutions for SA’s ECD dilemma
Simple solutions for SA’s ECD dilemma
Any parent or care­giver will know the sense of wonder that comes with watching a young child grow. Yet, although the sheer speed at which infants...
Children’s progress is more than kissing babies
Children’s progress is more than kissing babies
Early childhood development (ECD) is universally recognised for its concern with the foundation years of life, focusing on the holistic development...
Building solid foundations
Building solid foundations
Research has proven time and again that the first five years of a child’s life form the foundation for the rest of their lives. For many South...
How you can be part of the solution to our literacy crisis
How you can be part of the solution to our literacy crisis
I lead a nongovernmental organisation (NGO) that supports early literacy in under-resourced communities. I’ve been doing this work for 13 years,...
Break poverty divide, read to your children
Break poverty divide, read to your children
"The single biggest predictor of high academic achievement … is reading to children. Not flash cards, not workbooks, not fancy preschools,...
Nurture our children for SA’s future
Nurture our children for SA’s future
Over a rickety ramp and past prefabricated walls, we are greeted by eager eyes. Two small makeshift structures house the 45 children who attend...
What is social innovation, and why does it matter?
What is social innovation, and why does it matter?
Included in the programme of the 2018 South African Innovation Summit was the Social Innovation Summit, powered by Activate! This is a network that...
Anglo American launches investment programme
Anglo American launches investment programme
Anglo American recently launched a major new education programme, in partnership with the department of basic education, to improve outcomes for...

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