Who Will Feed the Poor? is a policy discussion paper that aims to stimulate debate about food security in the South African Development Community (SADC) region. The draft report was presented at the 4th SADC Civil Society Forum as part of civil society discussion towards the 28th SADC Summit of Heads of State, meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, 16-17th August 2008.
According to figures from the Stats SA website – you should go there – it offers really cool ways to play with population data) based on their 2008 mid-year population estimate, children account for between 39% and 43% of South Africa’s population.
That seems quite a lot. Seriously. Zambia has more: 52% of Zambia’s population are children - incredible! If we look at the news, we certainly wouldn’t have any idea that children make up such a huge chunk of the population.
Child Care South Africa [previously known as Inkanyezi Child & Family Welfare Society], is a registered non-profit organisation that provides comprehensive, quality services to children living in poverty. It was established in 1995 as a network of crèches, and in 2002 changed focus from being a networking organisation to becoming a service provider to children in distress. As a child welfare society the organisation was mostly involved in statutory work, and realised that clients could not afford to come to our offices for assistance.
According to the minister in the presidency, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, human trafficking is becoming a major money-making operation for local and international syndicates.
Addressing delegates attending a three-day human trafficking conference in Durban, Tshabalala-Msimang, pointed out that scores of women and children experience severe trauma, abuse and human rights violations.
The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, invites you and members of your organisation to the seminar "Is Violence Out of Control at Our Schools?"
Mr Jody Kollapen
(Chairperson, South African Human Rights Commission, Johannesburg)
Ms Nariman Khan
(Head, Safer Schools Division, Department of Education, Cape Town)
Mr Bongani Mcoyana
(Chairperson, South African Democratic Teachers' Union, Western Cape)
13 February 2009
Large numbers of child soldiers have been released and are now being looked after by Save the Children as thousands of fighters from armed groups integrate into the Congolese army.
In the past week, Save the Children has helped secure the release of 109 child soldiers from armed groups in eastern DR Congo. More children are expected to be set free in the coming days.
The Duduza Development and Resource Centre, in partnership with the Siyafunda Community Development Centre, invites 50 people to the launch of the 3rd Computer Technology Centre on 24 February 2009 in Nigel.
Date: 24 February 2009
Venue: No 2 Nala Street, Duduza, Nigel
Dress Code: Smart Casual/Traditional
Keynote Speaker: Ntombi Mekgwe, Mayor, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
The Guide for Media Practitioners on the Reporting and Coverage of Cases Involving Children, is intended to raise media awareness on issues concerning the rights of children. Released by the Philippines’ Special Committee for the Protection of Children, the guide also seeks to reinforce journalistic standards.
For more information, click here (PDF).
Just walking around
says a Grade 10 friend
of her week one
at our local high school
apparently where the pass
and pregnancy rates compete
in the gossip stakes
No teaching happening
No learning happening
Just walking around
Should I worry
as I'm not a parent
just a local concerned
as I should be
As you should be
too, parent or not
local citizen, behind
the security of your fence
You should be
in our children's future
World Report on Child Injury Prevention brings together all that is currently known about the various types of child injuries and how to prevent them. The report recognises that there are major gaps in knowledge. The overall aims of the report are to raise awareness about the magnitude, risk factors and impacts of child injuries globally, to draw attention to the preventability of child injuries, present what is known about the effectiveness of intervention strategies and to make recommendations that can be implemented by all countries to reduce child injuries effectively.