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Bureau of the UNICEF Executive Board visit to South Africa

UNICEF South Africa/2017/Bisin


For the first time since the establishment of the UNICEF South Africa office in 1994, a delegation from the Bureau of UNICEF’ Executive Board visited the country – to assess how the organization is making a difference for children in an upper middle-income country like this one.

During the course of the visit, the UNICEF South Africa team was able to showcase the strong partnerships it engages in to achieve results for children, particularly among the United Nations development system in support of the Government, but also with other development actors, civil society groups and the private sector.

Learning Through Playing: launch of online training for Early Childhood Development and the Foundation Phase

Learning through play



Evidence shows that a play-based approach to learning allows children to better understand mathematical and language concepts and to become creative, solution-oriented learners who are prepared for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Implemented by the Department of Basic Education in partnership with UNICEF, the LEGO Foundation and Cotlands Learning Around You is an innovative online training, accredited with the South African Council of Educators, that will equip 150,000 professionals to effectively implement play-based learning based on the National Curriculum Framework.

mHealth and Young People in South Africa

mHealth and Young People in South Africa


This report identifies digital resources targeted at providing adolescents and young people in South Africa with sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning and healthy pregnancy information and advice. The report explores young people’s self-reported online behaviours and preferred sources of information on health-related issues and their experiences with using their mobile phones including the enablers and barriers to the use of mobile phones for health-related activities. Data was collected during the period from November to December 2015.

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