UNICEF and WHO welcome South Africa’s new regulations on infant foods
10 December 2012 – UNICEF and WHO welcome last week’s publication by the Government of South Africa of the Regulations Relating to Foodstuffs for Infants and Young Children, based on the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom spends a day with South African children
2 December 2012 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom met with children and young people near Cape Town today to learn more about their lives and to spread the word about what they have to say.
Unilever Foundation and UNICEF partner for Health
31 October 2012 – The Unilever Foundation and UNICEF today joined forces to promote behaviour change related to hygiene and sanitation practices, and strengthen the capacity of school and health professionals in South Africa.
South Africa’s children still live in unequal worlds
17 October 2012: Rising income inequality has serious consequences for children today, and for South Africa’s future. This is one of the key concerns raised in the South African Child Gauge 2012, which is released today.
UNICEF applauds South Africa’s new integrated school health programme
12 October 2012 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) welcomes the adoption of South Africa’s new integrated school health programme, which was launched by President Jacob Zuma at a ceremony in Cullinan yesterday.
New SA web portal on children’s rights launched
31 August 2012 – A new policy-orientated web portal on children’s rights called Policy Action Network, or PAN: Children, was announced during a panel discussion on children this morning.
Launch of the portal Policy Action Network on Children (PAN:Children)
The HSRC and UNICEF are launching a policy-oriented web portal on children’s rights and equity in South Africa.
UNICEF Ambassador Sir Alex Ferguson and Man Utd starlet Ben Amos take time out of South African tour to call for end to abuse of orphans and vulnerable children
18 July 2012: UNICEF Ambassador and Manchester United Manager Sir Alex Ferguson took time out to learn about the impact of violence and abuse on the country’s orphans and to call on communities to play an active role in protecting vulnerable children.
UNICEF calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa
16 June 2012 - Theme of the Day of the African Child 2012: “The Rights of Children with Disabilities: The Duty to Protect, Respect, Promote and Fulfill”
Making the internet safer for South Africa’s children
1 June 2012 – UNICEF has joined Government, civil society, media companies and Google to launch the South African version of the Google Online Family Safety Centre.
Child Support Grants prove critical to reducing child poverty in South Africa
May 2012, Pretoria - South Africa’s Child Support Grant (CSG) – a central element of the country’s social protection programme – has been critical in reducing poverty and vulnerability in children, reveals newly-published research.
Understanding child poverty requires us to look at both challenges and progress
23 May 2012 – In the lead up to Child Protection Week, from 27 May to 3 June 2012, recent media coverage has highlighted the harsh realities facing children who live in poverty in South Africa.
Young South African set to run in London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay
22 March 2012 - Moegamat Rogers from Hanover Park, Western Cape has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to run with the Olympic Torch as a result of his involvement in London 2012’s international sports legacy programme, International Inspiration.
UNICEF & WHO welcome South Africa’s efforts to protect and support breastfeeding
15 March 2012 –UNICEF and the World Health Organization welcome last week’s publication by the Government of South Africa of draft regulations based on the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and World health Assembly Resolutions.
Cities are failing children, UNICEF warns
28 February 2012 – Urbanization leaves hundreds of millions of children in cities and towns excluded from vital services, UNICEF warns in The State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World.
Children have a right to be protected from corporal punishment
2 February 2012 -- UNICEF calls attention to international and national legislation protecting children from all forms of violence, abuse and maltreatment.