childhood

Key focuses from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second SONA

On Thursday 7 February 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 25th annual State of the Nation Address in democratic South Africa. Citizens anticipated a few...

A starting chance for Western Cape youth

For more than a decade the Western Cape NGO Starting Chance has been making early childhood development programmes more accessible across the province. Its...

Home from Home: Raising orphans in loving community homes

Central to the Home from Home model of care is the special bond between foster parent and child. (Image: Home from Home) It all started...

The advantages of Early Childhood Development

AECD thumbBy putting more effort into developing a child during their early stages parents can help the child grow into a more rounded and productive adult and make the most of the advantages of Early Childhood Development (ECD).

World TB Day: South Africa launches screening campaign

With South Africa having the third highest incidence of TB in the world, the government's latest campaign aimed at encouraging South Africans - particularly those in mining communities, early childhood development centres, and inmates in correctional facilities - to be screened and tested for TB.

Girl Ignite offers a path to success

girl-ignite---thumbYoung women and girls in Diepsloot are giving a chance to build a better life through Girl Ignite Africa, a leadership programme that focuses on the helping participants to reach their full potential. It works with Diepsloot Mountain Bike Academy, using cycling as a way to get ahead.

Remembering Joe Slovo, 20 years on

Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the death of South African struggle stalwart Joe Slovo. Commended as an outstanding revolutionary by former president Nelson Mandela, Slovo headed up the SA Community Party and dedicated his life to gaining power for all the people of South Africa.

Celebrating Africa’s health heroes

In Africa, only 3% of the world's healthcare workers tend to 24% of the global disease burden. To help bridge the skills divide, the University of Cape Town offers programmes aimed at African students who want to make a difference in their home countries. Here are some of their stories.

Watch: Milestones in Mandela’s long walk

As we commemorate a year since the death of South African statesman Nelson Mandela on 5 December 2013, we look back at significant moments in his life and struggle, told partly in his own words.

Count yourself in to end violence against women and children

The theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is "Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward’, a call to citizens to act as a collective to end gender-based violence and child abuse in the country.