State neglect of young children leads to lifelong damage

Only about one in four early learning programmes get subsidies, and that funding is only R17 per child per day and has not increased since 2019


News | 21 May 2024

Not enough places in children’s centres after budget cuts

Children in KZN are being placed in foster care instead of care centres


News | 20 May 2024

At last, Ma Rosey can feed the 30 children in her care

Just R2,500 a month has made all the difference to this Mthatha crèche


News | 7 May 2024

Hollywood star joins yoga classes for Lavender Hill learners

Lesley-Ann Brandt helped raise money for Levana Primary School


Brief | 25 April 2024

Elections 2024: A party for the children is a party for the future

All political parties should prioritise early childhood needs

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Opinion | 18 April 2024

My children will go to school without shoes, says mother whose child grant has not been paid

SASSA says 150,000 grants have been suspended


News | 10 January 2024

Any parent is entitled to four months parental leave, rules High Court

Sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment and the Unemployment Insurance Fund acts declared unconstitutional


News | 26 October 2023

Children’s parks turned into rubbish dumps

Intimidation has prevented repairs to parks in Delft, Cape Town


News | 24 October 2023

Child Support Grant must be increased to reduce child poverty, review finds

Government could face court action for failing in its constitutional duty


News | 9 October 2023

Without Ma Rosey, these children would have nothing all day but sugar water

Mthatha mother battles to feed the children who come to her day care centre


News | 4 October 2023

Children frolic in flood water as only pool in Brown’s Farm remains closed

The pool in Philippi has been closed since August when it was vandalised during the taxi protests


Brief | 29 September 2023

Khayelitsha families rally to help bury three children who died after playing on dump site

City of Cape Town and SAPS are investigating the deaths


News | 25 July 2023

Furious residents confront Kariega officials after child drowns in sewage

“You only come to us when our children die,” deputy mayor is told


Brief | 17 July 2023

No bail for Langa woman accused of scalding toddler

The 22-year-old will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrates Court in September on an attempted murder charge


Brief | 17 July 2023

Burned toddler: woman to appear in court on Friday

More than 1,000 people protest in Langa after assault on four-year-old


News | 11 July 2023