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Early childhood development boost for parents and caregivers

More needs to be done to ensure that we raise children in a healthy ecosystem. Our children are our future and there is no other investment that could be more important

How to feed thousands

During lockdown, a powerful civil society network stepped up to the plate and managed to feed hundreds of thousands. People kept asking how this was done...

Why dads matter: How reading to your kids can make a difference

The amount of time fathers spend reading with their children can help predict how well their children will read and write in the future

Vodacom bolsters its interventions in basic education

More resources are being invested in early childhood development programmes

Early childhood learning gives children a headstart in life

The difference between children exposed to early childhood development and those who aren’t is stark

No crèche or preschool for 1.1m children

Poverty means more than a million youngsters are missing out on the benefits of early learning

A million children can’t attend creche

Success at school undermined by 1.1-million children being too poor for early education, according to a new report

Simple solutions for SA’s ECD dilemma

Home-based early childhood development centres can provide learning – and work for unemployed women

Building solid foundations

The National Lotteries Commission has put massive funding into Early Childhood Development to help ensure the future of the country is brighter

How you can be part of the solution to our literacy crisis

It is not a problem government can solve alone — individuals can also contribute resources and their time

Break poverty divide, read to your children

In today’s digital world, it’s becoming easy to find stories in South Africa’s 11 languages

Nurture our children for SA’s future

The sad state of early childhood development suggests we do not value poor black children

Anglo American launches investment programme

The programme will support people involved in raising and educating children

Changing lives is more than just political rhetoric

The Gauteng department of social development puts the needs of children first

UDM: Contingency loan model will create debt-trapped students

​The UDM are arguing that a Fees Commission recommendation of an income contingency loans will create an army of debt-trapped graduates.

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