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2008

UNICEF South Africa launches public access development research database
Pretoria 15 December 2008 – UNICEF South Africa has for the first time made the South Africa Development Indicators database system available for public access.

Make the perfect gift this Christmas.....
In partnership with UNICEF, the RedCap Foundation has launched a special gift in stores to support children this Christmas. The Kids are Priceless teddy bears will be sold in Mr Price Home stores and make the perfect Christmas gift for children.

UNICEF and TOTAL South Africa team up to improve the lives of 1million children through sport
UNICEF has announced the formation of a three-year partnership with TOTAL South Africa, which has committed to transforming the lives of some one million children by the end of 2011 through a programme of sport for development.

UNICEF challenges top child health experts to find practical solutions to accelerating child survival and development in South Africa
4 December 2008…UNICEF today challenged South African health experts to continue to work to find practical solutions with a human rights approach that will give the country a better chance of achieving child health and survival goals.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo sends a special message to girls on World Aids Day
1 December, Johannesburg…Fresh from a whirlwind concert performance in Witbank, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo joined UNICEF South Africa to help raise awareness about children and HIV and AIDS on World Aids Day.

UNICEF and Soccerex 2008
24 November, Sandton Johannesburg...The Sandton Convention Centre was once again a-buzz as UNICEF South Africa joins numerous football focused businesses to put the finishing touches on their stands for the 2008 Soccerex Convention.

New UNICEF Representative presents credentials to Government
Pretoria, 10 November 2008… Aida Girma, the new UNICEF Representative in South Africa, today presented her credentials to the Government of South Africa, represented by Dr. Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, Minister in the Presidency.

THE BABY EXPO™ joins Pampers and UNICEF
Pretoria 3 Nov, 2008…In a new global initiative aimed at saving millions of babies’ lives, Pampers and UNICEF South Africa have come together to help eliminate tetanus, a silent killer of mothers and infants on the African continent.

Rugby superstar, Bryan Habana, is UNICEF’s newest Champion for Children
24 Oct 2008… Bryan Habana, Springbok winger took time out of his busy schedule to meet with UNICEF to talk about the impact that sport has had on his own life and how engagement in sport can help mitigate many of the challenges facing young people.

2008 Enduro Africa supporting UNICEF
Port Elizabeth, 4 October 2008…UNICEF South Africa travelled to this windy city to send off a group of approximately 90 British bikers from the adventure company Enduro and the UK Committee for UNICEF, who have raised funds to support UNICEF’s work.

Pampers and UNICEF pledge aims to save 250 million lives
Johannesburg, - Local celebrity, mom and businesswoman, Basetsana Kumalo, was selected by Pampers and UNICEF as the local spokesperson for their global One Pack = One Vaccine campaign.

UNICEF and Soccerex continue to bring change for children
25 Sep 2008….UNICEF joined development partner Soccerex'08 today for a press conference at the Sandton Convention Centre. The global football expo team introduced this year’s convention and launched the construction of the Soccerex Legacy Park in Soweto.

South Africa launches its first ever Vitamin “A” supplementation campaign
Pretoria, 9 September 2008 … South has launched its first ever national Vitamin “A” campaign, which aims to reach a total of 4 million children over an intensive 12 day period ending on 20 September, 2008.

UNICEF launches campaign on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV
Pretoria, 2 September, 2008 – UNICEF has announced the launch of a new advertising campaign aimed at dispelling stigma on HIV transmission from parent to child.

Celebrating his first anniversary as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, Gavin Rajah pledges support to tech education for girls
14 August 2008 - Leading South African couturier Gavin Rajah, today marked his 1st anniversary as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador by pledging support to the work of the organisation in transforming the lives of children, especially girls, through education.

UNICEF and STIXX Marketing announce partnership
Stixx Marketing (Pty) Ltd has announced the launch of a skin-friendly sticker for sports fans which will be sold in a variety of locations with proceeds expected to benefit UNICEF and its work in the development of vulnerable children in South Africa.

South African football stars join UNICEF and Soccerex delegation on field visit with young children in Finetown
3 July 2008 - Celebrity advocates Shaun Bartlett and Pitso Mosimane took time out to join UNICEF in hosting a delegation from Soccerex on a visit to a Finetown school community where UNICEF's sports for development initiative is alive and kicking.

United Nations heads and senior South African Government officials call for urgent action to ensure the safety and security of displaced foreign nationals
18 June 2008 - Heads of UN agencies have joined senior national Government Ministers and other high level representatives of provincial and local government in calling for urgent action to ensure the safety, security and well being of displaced persons.

Emergency relief update 3: UNICEF provides conflict resolution expert and humanitarian standards trainers to help ease tensions amongst displaced people in Western Cape shelter
Cape Town, 16 June 2008 - UNICEF has provided a conflict resolution and mediation expert to help the Government of the Western Cape Province better understand and respond to the settlement crisis in several of the camps for displaced persons.

Emergency Relief Update No, 2: UNICEF expands contribution to improve relief services for displaced foreign and South African victims of xenophobic violence
4 June 2008 - As 9,000 victims of xenophobic violence in Gauteng are being registered and relocated to temporary places of shelter, UNICEF and its partners are busy shaping a new plan of action to help the Government respond to the growing need for ...

UNICEF hails South African Government’s decision to accept social grant applications without identity documents
3 Jun 2008 - Citing strong benefits to the country’s most vulnerable poor rural children, UNICEF today welcomed the decision by the Government of South Africa to accept, social grant applications from eligible applicants who are experiencing difficulty...

Relief update: UNICEF set to deliver more supplies to victims of xenophobic violence
Pretoria, 28 May 2008 – UNICEF today said it plans to deliver more basic emergency supplies urgently needed by women and children affected by recent outbreaks of xenophobic violence in several of South Africa’s informal settlements.

UNICEF responds to emergency needs of children and women affected by xenophobic violence in South Africa
26 May 2008…UNICEF South Africa has joined forces with the cities of Johannesburg, Ekhuruleni and Tshwane, areas hardest hit by the violence, to provide emergency relief supplies to meet immediate needs of vulnerable women and children.

UNICEF, Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society sign MOU
16 May 2008 - UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Hamburg Society today signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Foundation’s headquarters in Johannesburg to consolidate their partnership to promote the six nation Schools for Africa campaign.

Early Childhood to benefit as Mr. Price and UNICEF launch “Kids are Priceless” partnership
Durban, 22 April 2008 – Mr. Price Group, RedCap Foundation and UNICEF announced their partnership intended to benefit young people from low-income communities in South Africa at a press conference at Parkhill Secondary School in Durban.

UNICEF welcomes signing of the Children’s Act into Law
Cape Town, 8 April, 2008… UNICEF today welcomed the signing of the Children’s Amendment Act by the President of the Republic of South Africa, calling it a major step in improving the protective environment for the country’s children.

“Think Kidz” road safety campaign launches with support from UNICEF
Van Reenen’s Pass was a hive of activity on Thursday the 20th March as UNICEF and its Road Safety partners launched the ‘Think Kidz’ road safety message to road users over the busy Easter holiday period.

Sportingo launches pioneering UGC Model, donating funds to UNICEF
14 March 2008 - Sportingo, which empowers fans to become expert pundits through creating and sharing opinion has announced and launched a new initiative with UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

UNICEF and ICC gift of sports equipment bowls over local school
March 2008, Mbekweni, Paarl - Squeals of joy and colourful traditional dancing and drumming welcomed Claire Terblanche, Vice Captain of the South African Women’s cricket team as she handed over a set of sports equipment on behalf of the ICC and UNICEF.

UNICEF Celebrity Advocates visit Makgofe Secondary School, Limpopo Province
Feb 2008, Limpopo… UNICEF Celebrity Advocates Nicole Fox and KB Ngakane, both well-known tv and radio personalities, and Tshedi Mholo, lead singer of Malaika, were the special guests of UNICEF at the Makgofe Secondary School in Makgofe Village, Limpopo.

UNICEF supports community football festivals to promote “Education for All”
25 January 2008 - In South Africa, UNICEF is supporting community soccer festivals for children in four separate communities to highlight the value of sport and physical activity in developing important lifeskills for children.

United Nations country team briefs diplomatic corps on plans to deliver as one in South Africa
22 January 2008…Members of the diplomatic community gathered at a closed three-hour briefing session in Pretoria today, during which they heard presentations from leaders of the UN Country team on the world body’s plans to deliver as one in South Africa.

Football stars join CAF and UNICEF to promote education for all children during 2008 African Cup of Nations
18 January 2008 - South Africa’s Aaron Mokoena, captain of the national team, and other international football stars playing in (AFCON) 2008, have come together to help UNICEF raise money for children across Africa to receive a quality education.

 

 

 

 

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