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2007

Robben Island Media Kidocracy Konfrence ends
11 Dec 2007 - The five-day Media Kidocracy Konference, organised by Bush Radio in association with UNICEF, celebrated 18th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, children’s right to participation and issues affecting children in Africa.

8th Media Kidocracy Konfrence opens today on Robben Island
5 December - In a youthful celebration of freedom and democracy, young people from South Africa and the African continent will converge on Robben Island from 5-10 December to take part in the eighth annual Bush Radio Media Kidocracy Konfrence.

Let's Play's soccer ball handover continues
Monday 26 November – Marcel Desailly, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and one of the world's preeminent soccer stars, provided a memorable afternoon of fun for kids at Senaoane Senior Secondary School in Soweto.

UNICEF and Woolworths announce Kids Changing the World initiative
28 November - The buddy bands are a project of Kids Changing the World, a new Woolworths initiative aimed at giving South Africa’s young people a chance to make a difference in the lives of other young South Africans.

Gavin Rajah designs couture doll for UNICEF auction
South African couturier and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Gavin Rajah has joined the ranks of a select group of the world’s most prestigious designers who have been commissioned to design a high fashion doll to raise funds in support of UNICEF.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Marcel Desailly for Soccerex
21 Nov 2007…UNICEF announced today that Marcel Desailly, Goodwill Ambassador, World Cup Winner and former Captain of the French national football team will be a guest of honour at Soccerex, the world’s largest business-to-business football exposition.

Children have a ball as Let’s Play a Million kicks off national distribution plan
12 Nov 2007 - On a hot and dusty day in 4 townships of Gauteng this past weekend, thousands of smiling children gathered for the start of the national distribution of over 100,000 soccer balls raised in Let’s Play a million tv, radio and sms campaign.

UNICEF congratulates Government, Parliament and people of South Africa on adoption of new Children’s Amendment Bill
6 November… UNICEF South Africa Country Representative Macharia Kamau, today congratulated the Government, Parliament and people of South Africa on the adoption of the Children’s Amendment Bill.

TV and Radio personality Nicole Fox visits UNICEF Country Office
October 2007 - Popular Radio and TV personality, Nicole Fox visited the UNICEF country office in South Africa recently to explore opportunities for an ongoing association.

Danny K visits UNICEF South Africa’s Country Office
16 October 2007 - Danny K, renowned contemporary South African music artist visited UNICEF's Country Office to meet staff and to discuss his future support for UNICEF's work with children in South Africa.

Executive Director visits OVC care and support best practice in South Africa
10 Oct 2007 - The poorly lit room is the first thing you notice when you enter this child-headed household in Katlegong, near Johannesburg. But that in no way dims the bright smiles on the faces of the children who welcomed the UNICEF Executive Director.

UNICEF South Africa unveils a 3-year partnership with Soccerex
20 Sep - UNICEF South Africa has clinched a 3-year partnership with Soccerex, the premier business convention for football worldwide. The partnership was announced at the media conference when the Gauteng MEC Paul Mashatile officially unveiled Soccerex.

ICC Chief Malcolm Speed revs the “Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS” campaign
Cape Town 17 September 2007 - The International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Malcolm Speed took on scores of South African children in a cricket game to boost the “Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS” global campaign.

Scotland cricketers McCallum, Poonia and Sheikh champion children’s rights in the fight against HIV and AIDS
17 Sept 2007 - Scotland may have made an early exit out of the ICC World Twenty20. However, their support for the ICC, UNICEF and UNAIDS “Unite for children, Unite Against AIDS” campaign makes them heroes in the eyes of millions of South African children.

Kumar Sangakkara’s one other major assignment off the pitch – an uplifting message for Johannesburg’s Tembisa children
12 Sept 2007 - Leading Sri Lanka cricketer Kumar Sangakkara and other team mates taking part in the ICC World Twenty20 , have one other major assignment off the pitch – to campaign for children’s needs and rights in the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

“Cricket can help combat HIV and AIDS”, says Graeme Smith
Johannesburg 10 September 2007 - The Proteas skipper Graeme Smith is not only upbeat about victory in the ICC World Twenty20 Championships but also optimistic about the wins cricket can add to combating HIV and AIDS among children and young people.

Windies aid UNICEF campaign for children’s needs and rights in the fight against HIV and AIDS
Johannesburg 10 September 2007 - The West Indies cricket team, taking part in the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, have added their voice to the global campaign for children’s need and rights in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Kiwi stars promote HIV and AIDS awareness in Alexandra
03 Sept 2007 - Children at the Little Champs Alexan Kopano School in Alexandra, today had the opportunity to meet some of New Zealand’s ICC World Twenty20 squad as part of the ICC’s partnership with UNICEF and UNAIDS to promote HIV and AIDS awareness.

International agencies forge common front against human trafficking
Pretoria, 3 Sept 2007 – As South Africa’s human trafficking week gets underway, four international agencies responsible for the Southern African region have announced that they intend to forge a common front to combat this modern day form of slavery.

UNICEF South Africa inaugurates sub office in Cape Town
Cape Town, 17 August 2007 - UNICEF South Africa today officially inaugurated its first sub office in the country to be located in the Western Cape Provincial Legislature building in Cape Town.

UNICEF and Soccerex team up to promote children’s development through sport
16 August, 2007… UNICEF today announced its partnership with Soccerex, the business convention for football worldwide, which will take place from 25-28 November at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

UNICEF appoints South African fashion icon Gavin Rajah Goodwill Ambassador
11 August - UNICEF last night announced the appointment of top South African couturier and humanitarian activist Gavin Rajah as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement came at the close of the designer’s Cape Town Fashion Week show.

On the 15th anniversary World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August, UNICEF says initiating breastfeeding within one hour of birth could greatly reduce neonatal deaths
August 2007 - Breastfeeding every baby from the first hour of life could prevent a significant number of neonatal deaths in developing countries, UNICEF said today, at the start of World Breastfeeding Week.

UNICEF receives biggest gift in its South African history
Pretoria 21 June, 2007 - Patrice and Precious Motsepe of the Motsepe Family Foundation donated, through FC Barcelona, R750, 000 (US$ 107,000), in support of UNICEF South Africa’s child survival programme.

UNICEF saddened by the high numbers of child deaths in South Africa
Pretoria 19 June, 2007… UNICEF today expressed sadness and dismay that young children are amongst the highest numbers of reported deaths, particularly in the 0-4 age group where they are dying more than any other group in the new democratic South Africa.

Sundowns / Barcelona FC: Building a legacy of quality football beyond 2010
12 June - Patrice Motsepe, owner of Mamelodi Sundowns football team, today announced that BFC star players Ronaldinho, Ito and a host of other BFC stars will be in the team line up for the BFC / Sundowns game.

Countries urged to do more to stop child trafficking as risks to children rise in Africa
Nairobi, 16 June 2007 – UNICEF today called on countries in Eastern and Southern Africa to step up their efforts to stop child trafficking.

DoSD Deputy Director General to chair satellite session on Children and AIDS
4 June 2007 - UNICEF has announced that Ms. Vuyelwa Nhlapo, Deputy DG in the Department of Social Development and Dr. Nomonde Xundu, Cluster Manager in the Department of Health, will serve as co-chairs the satellite session on Children and AIDS.

UNICEF says Children and AIDS to take prominent place on AIDS Conference Agenda
4 June - In the country with the highest number of people infected with HIV and where approx. 13% of infections occur in children, organizers of the 3rd SA AIDS Conference indicated that the issue of Children and AIDS will be prominent in deliberations.

Government committed to addressing child poverty … Minister Skweyiya
30 May 2007 - The National Symposium on Child Poverty kicked off Child Protection Week 2007 under the lead of the Ministry for Social Development on 28 and 29 May 2007.

Symposium on Child Poverty kicks off Child Protection Week 2007
Pretoria 25 May 2007 - A two-day symposium aimed at reviewing existing child poverty reduction strategies and interventions and making recommendations to enhance current plans to reduce child poverty kicks off this year’s Child Protection Week.

“Schools a lifeline for children”, says Gavin Rajah on mission for UNICEF, visits with orphans and vulnerable children in KwaZulu-Natal
Durban 4 May 2007 - “Your schools are a lifeline for children and the lifeblood of the communities around them,” said internationally acclaimed South African designer, Gavin Rajah at two junior primary schools in Kwa Mashu Township, KwaZulu-Natal

Stars Line up to endorse Let’s Play a Million Campaign
Johannesburg, 1 May 2007…More than 20 big name South African celebrities have endorsed the UNICEF and SuperSport Let’s Play a Million campaign, urging the public to donate one soccer ball to help improve children’s lives through sport.

UNICEF, Social Development and Social Security Agency to sign an agreement to fight child poverty.
Johannesburg, 20 April 2007 - The Minister of Social Development, Dr Zola Skweyiya is to preside over the signing of a partnership between the Department of Social Development, SA Social Security Agency and the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Greece contributes €30,000 to UNICEF South Africa country programme
Pretoria, 9 April 2007… The Government of Greece has given a €30, 000 boost to UNICEF South Africa’s programme for community-based social support of orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS (OVC).

South African children to benefit as BT launches £1.5million global development partnership with UNICEF
3 Apr 2007 - BT launched a 3 year global development partnership with UNICEF which include investing around 20 million Rand into bringing education, technology and communication skills to children from poor backgrounds in South Africa, China and Brazil.

UNICEF South Africa and Supersport launch “Let’s Play a Million”
7 March 2007, Johannesburg - The United Nations Children’s Fund and Supersport signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch “Let’s Play a Million” in Johannesburg today.

UNICEF welcomes President’s commitment to support and uplift status of women and children
9 Feb 2007 - UNICEF South Africa welcomed the commitments and pledges made by President Thabo Mbeki in his State of Nation address. UNICEF was particularly encouraged by his statement on strategies to support and uplift the status of children, women and

UNICEF announces partnership with couturier Gavin Rajah to support child protection programmes in South Africa
January 2007 - UNICEF South Africa and leading South African couturier Gavin Rajah today announced a partnership that aims to boost both advocacy and financial support for UNICEF’s child protection programmes in South Africa.

 

 

 

 

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