Removing barriers to accessing Child Grants: Progress in reducing exclusion from South Africa’s Child Support Grant
This study examines trends in take-up and exclusion of eligible caregivers and children from grant receipt. It focuses specifically on the CSG, given its scale and the fact that it is South Africa’s main poverty-targeted grant for children. The study also analyses which children are most prone to being incorrectly excluded from the grant, what drives exclusion of age- and income-eligible beneficiaries, and the reasons most often cited for not accessing the CSG.
Global goals for every child: Progress and disparities among children in South Africa
This report presents an analysis of progress and disparities among children in South Africa. Data show significant progress during the past two decades in areas such as child poverty, child survival, mother-to-child transmission of HIV and primary school attendance, among others. These are impressive achievements, but they are only part of the story.
South African Kids Online: A glimpse into children's internet use and online activities
One in three children has been exposed to hate speech and inappropriate images on the internet and many children were upset by this experience. What is more, one in five children has met face-to-face with a stranger they first encountered online. Across South Africa, children of all ages are connecting to the internet. Children’s internet use is often associated with negative outcomes like cyberbullying or access to inappropriate materials, but the internet also expands the opportunities available to children for learning, participation and creativity. Download the technical report and the executive summary.