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URGENT ALERT: Fraudulent ECD Training scheme

UNICEF South Africa/2018


An organisation called ‘Maseru Foundation Skills Development Centre” is advertising training in EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT through WhatsApp messages and possibly other means as well. The advertisement refers to UNICEF as well as the Department of Basic Education. The so-called ‘training’ involves the purchasing of a Manual for R300 from the Maseru Foundation Skills Development Centre. This is a scam. Please be informed that neither UNICEF nor DBE:

1. Are aware of this organisation or the training mentioned.
2. Have a partnership with this organisation.
3. Have endorsed any training as indicated in the hoax notice.
4. Have given permission for the names of UNICEF and DBE to be mentioned.

All ECD stakeholders are urged to make their constituencies and networks aware of this fraudulent and misleading activity. The matter is being investigated. If you have any information that may be of assistance, please send an email to:  Please share this notice widely among relevant parties.

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UNICEF South Africa/2019



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South African Budget Briefs 2018/19

South African Budget Briefs 2018 19


Budget Allocation and Spending on Children in South Africa
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