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ECD ruling exacerbates inequality

July 7, 2020

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The Pretoria high court ruling that childcare centres, closed since March, may open immediately, but subject to safety requirements will not affect the overwhelming majority of such centres. Instead, it will exacerbate existing inequalities.

Chaos reigns in the pre-school space

June 30, 2020

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Chaos and confusion continues to reign in South Africa‚Äôs early childhood development (ECD) sector, with some 2.5 million children under the age of six shut out of 32,000 ECD centres by the Covid-19 lockdown. They are now not only without any structured environment, they have missed out for three months on the one nutritious meal […]

How to counter child exploitation

November 29, 2017

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The exploitation of children is a growing global problem, part of the lunatic "race to the bottom" the system demands. And only where an adequate social welfare net exists or where all families are guaranteed the very basic necessities of life can this widespread exploitation of children be eradicated.