In a move to improve the savings culture and boost investments in the country, government plans to rollout a financial literacy campaign in schools.
There are currently 174 babies in correctional centres around South Africa and, as a result, Correctional Services Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, is concerned about the situation and will launch South Africa's first Mother and Baby Care unit at Pollsmoor Correctional Centre in the Western Cape on Thursday, 18 August 2011, at 10h00.
Despite government efforts to improve the living conditions of children, particularly through social grants, almost two-thirds of all South African children live in poverty.
As Tanzania joins the rest of the world today in marking the International Children's Day, the wellbeing of our young ones is far from secured. The large numbers of children living on the streets in towns and those condemned to a life of hunger and squalor in the rural areas are enough proof that the minors continue to bear the brunt of poverty, HIV/Aids and the effects of broken families.
The richest countries in Africa spend less on looking after their children than the poorest ones, a new study shows.
First Lady Thandiwe Banda has called on the corporate world to invest in the well-being of disabled children to ensure a brighter future for the nation.
As election campaigning gains momentum in South Africa, many vote-seeking politicians trek all over the place, looking for support and publicity, but are seemingly untroubled by the fate of thousands of the country's children still living in extreme poverty. Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) this week has called on journalists to hold politicians accountable through a series of questions to 'force' children's issues in election manifestos.
The Ministry of Sport, Youth and Child Development has said the Government is working to develop and implement an integrated social protection system that will deliver multi-faceted care and support packages for health care, education, nutrition and legal protection at domestic level.
Amid rampant killings and economic paralysis, residents in parts of Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan are eating “whatever they can find”, and have not worked in weeks, a youth in the northern district of Anyama told IRIN.
Selection of documentaries on key Child Rights issues in Africa from various sources.