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CHILD PROTECTION WEEK 31 MAY - 07 JUNE 2015
Minister: Bathabile Olive Dlamini
Deputy Minister: Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
Deputy Minister
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ECD PRACTITIONERS HAVE THEIR SAY ON DRAFT ECD POLICY Print E-mail
Thursday, 28 May 2015

Media Statement

Cape Town, May 27, 2015 – Over 26 and 27 May early childhood development (ECD) practitioners in the Western Cape had the opportunity to make inputs into the draft ECD Policy endorsed by Cabinet and gazetted for public comments in March.
 
Among the burning issues practitioners spoke out on were the funding and infrastructure provisioning for the ECD sector.
 
The National ECD Audit concluded by the Department of Social Development in 2014 found that conditionally registered ECD centres, although fewer in number compared to registered and unregistered centres, provide insight into the challenges faced by ECD centres in complying with government standards and obtaining state support.

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2015 CHILD PROTECTION WEEK TO BE LAUNCHED Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Media Advisory

“Official accused of abusing up to 40 children”
“Bob Hewitt sentenced to six years' jail for rape and sexual assault of underage girls in South Africa”
“Trafficking children not just a border issue”
“Child abuse and murder cases that shocked SA in 2014”
“Bail extended for Plett 'baby porn' accused”
“Is a child raped every three minutes in South Africa?”

South Africa wakes up to such headlines on a weekly basis.  Every week, we read these stories and express our rage at the abuse of children, but what do we do about it?

Child abuse, neglect, and exploitation continue in our country because citizens let it happen.  Government cannot eliminate the scourge on its own.  All of us must actively join the fight to end child abuse, neglect and exploitation.

 

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Budget Vote Speech by the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, MP, to the National Council of Provinces, Cape Town, 26 May 2015 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Chairperson
Deputy Minister of Social Development, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu
Honourable Members of the Select Committee on Social Services
MECs for Social Development
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen
 
We dedicate this Budget Vote Speech to the memory of the prolific torchbearer and stalwart of our liberation struggle, Mme Ruth Segomotsi Mompati. The most befitting tribute we can pay to her and the pioneering generation of women leaders such as Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and Albertina Sisulu is to continue on the path they so diligently paved for us all. Sinesiqiniseko sokuthi lapho bekhona bayidlozi elihle futhi bayathokoza uma besibona siqhubeka nezinsiza ezithuthukisa izwe abalilwela impilo yabo yonke! Indeed, we are moving South Africa Forward.

From the onset, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of our MECs and Heads of Social Development for the excellent and sterling work in the social development sector.

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