November 6 - The rights of children have come under the spotlight in South Africa recently. Corporal punishment, which has been banned in the country's schools since 1996, is now also illegal in the home.

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October 18 - The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal has called on parents, communities and all other stakeholders to come together to combat school bullying.

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As a training surgeon with an interest in global health, I was delighted to participate in a 6 month global surgery fellowship at King’s Centre for Global Health (London, UK). My mentor and I both had an interest in congenital anomalies, and soon we founded an international research collaboration called Gastroschisis inTernational (GiT). This initiative aimed to describe the demographics of infants with gastroschisis presenting to the six participating paediatric surgery centres (five in sub-Saharan Africa and one in London) to improve outcome.

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Teaching staff in KwaZulu-Natal province under investigation as mobile phone footage implicating them in savage attacks on students circulates online.

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1 June 2017 - This day on South African calendar, marked the death of the country’s famous child, an Aids activist Nkosi Johnson.

 

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22 May 2017 - It is therefore imperative that individual countries and Africa as a whole work towards creating a better place for children to flourish.

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PRETORIA, 15 May 2017 – The widespread notion that young women in South Africa fall pregnant in a bid to cash in on the government-offered child support grant money is baseless and incorrect, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) revealed on Monday.

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DURBAN, 5 May 2017 – Africans must not only pursue accelerated growth and benefit from it, but should take ownership of this growth, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday.

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JOHANNESBURG, 12 May 2017 - The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF), in collaboration with Graça Machel Trust, launched the 4th edition of its flagship report series today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The report entitled “The African Report on Child Wellbeing 2016, Getting It Rights: Bridging the gap between policy and practice” examines efforts being made in various African countries to implement children’s rights and ensure their wellbeing. It reveals that while governments have made significant stride to put appropriate laws and policies, weak enforcement remains a major barrier to enhance children’s protection from abuse and exploitation and ensure their overall wellbeing.

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13 April 2017 - No child should be denied their right to learn because of poverty.

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