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UNICEF and SuperSport championing change in the Northern Cape

UNICEF South Africa/2017/Okumu


Sports and physical activity in South Africa are often viewed as an opportunity to safeguard the future of children and young people across all walks of life. This vision is shared and upheld by UNICEF through its various partnerships with the private sector and government. In 2007 UNICEF embarked on a partnership with SuperSport and the Department of Basic Education to ensure that no child is excluded from participating in sports through the ‘Let’s Play’ initiative.

Tiny Story Author Michelle Nkamankeng receives ‘Girl Child of Promise Award’ at Women in the Arts and UNICEF@70 Event

UNICEF South Africa/2016/Okumu



During the Mbokodo (Women in the Arts) Awards, an event to recognise women who have shown leadership to strengthen the arts, on 8 December, UNICEF’s Tiny Story Author, 7 year-old Michelle Nkamankeng, received the ‘Girl Child of Promise’ Award. "I receive this award on behalf of all the children of South Africa. We, children, have beautiful stories to tell and thoughts to share. And we have a right to be heard! Together we can make the world a better place for children", said Michelle Nkamankeng.

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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