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Help Father Christmas make a child smile!
December 2017 - As we are getting close to the festive season, UNICEF would like to embark your child on a magical experience and give all children in South Africa a good reason to smile.

South Africa joins the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
15 December 2017: South Africa, through the Minister of Social Development on behalf of Cabinet, has formalized its membership to the Global Partnership to End Violence thus becoming the 13th ‘Pathfinder country’ to join this important initiative.

The Toy Movement: Helping brighten the lives of children
Johannesburg, 13 December 2017 - Safe Parks, some of which UNICEF support, continues to make a meaningful difference to the lives of children throughout South Africa by providing care and support in various forms.

UNICEF address at 16 Days of Activism Imbizo
7 December 2017: From the 25 November to 10 December, South Africa, along with much of the global community, commemorates the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign.

Launch of the South African Child Gauge 2017
29 November 2017 - “Survive, Thrive, Transform” is the fitting theme of this year’s South African Child Gauge, an annual publication that provides critical insights into the situation of children in the country.

Invest in children for sustainable development
CAPE TOWN, 28 November 2017 – Most of South Africa’s children are surviving, but too many are failing to thrive and achieve their full potential, and this is costing the economy billions in lost human potential.

Maintaining support to children: UNICEF presents to Parliament
1 November 2017: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Beginning his address with this quote by abolishionist Frederick Douglass, UNICEF Representative Herve de Lys, addressed Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance.

Clipper Round the World Race reaches Cape Town, South Africa: New experiences all around
28 October 2017 - In the port of Cape Town, in the heart of the sailing frenzy that is the Clipper Round the World Race, the excitement from the chosen Clipper Crew is clear – after weeks on a boat the team are keen to jump back into land life.

Handwashing: Helping make children healthy
14 September 2017 - “Washing hands time” announces Isaac Mazibuko, the Principal of Sishila Primary School, outside Nelspruit in eastern South Africa.

A day at UNICEF South Africa
31 August 2017 - After winning the Google Science Fair, Kiara Nirghin was placed on the Times Top 30 list of most influential teenagers of 2016. As a public speaker, she hopes to inspire other young people to pursue their passions and to be a role model.

UNICEF and the Department of Basic Education: Strengthening quality education in South Africa
Pretoria, 18 August 2017 - Children today face unique challenges compared to their peers a few decades ago. They grow up in a dynamic, fast-paced world that requires an evolving skills set.

Early Grade Reading Study is helping to end the cycle of poverty
8 September 2017 - A long and dusty gravel road leads to a series of flat concrete structures that comprise Mogodiri Intermediate School on the outskirts of Ventersdorp in the North-West province of South Africa.

Using mobile learning to support quality education
7-8 August 2017 - With technology evolving rapidly, the benefits of learning through mobile phones and tablets has become increasingly evident.

UNICEF Canada Ambassador, Solange Tuyishime, visits programmes for children in South Africa
25 August 2017 – The Safe Park at Freedom Park in Soweto was quiet upon arrival of the delegation from UNICEF and the Canadian High Commission waiting for the children to come from school.

Play power: Building a better future for children
13 July 2017 - “P-L-A-Y” being enthusiastically sung to the tune of “YMCA” is not the usual way one opens a conference. But this was no ordinary policy gathering – this was the Play Conference” in which the importance of play for children was the focus.

Putting children at the centre of development and protection
7 July 2017 - In light of its core mandate recognizing the right of every child to be loved, cared for and protected, UNICEF, the Department of Social Development and other partners supported a national gathering of child and youth care practitioners.

The battle against HIV-AIDS in South Africa: UNICEF highlights successes
June 2017: South Africa’s success in reducing the transmission of HIV-AIDS from mother to child as well as advances in youth engagement was the focus of two satellite sessions hosted by UNICEF at the South African National AIDS Conference in Durban.

Early Moments Matter: UNICEF supports Father's Day with Zakes Bantwini
7 June 2017 - UNICEF launched its Father’s Day campaign with celebrated musician and its Celebrity Advocate Zakes Bantwini supported by the LEGO Foundation today.

Video: The ‘Last Mile’ Plan Elimination of MTCT in South Africa
5 June 2017 - In a country with over one million pregnant women each year and an HIV prevalence of nearly 30%, South Africa has made significant progress towards preventing Mother-to-Child-Transmission of HIV (MTCT) over the last decade.

Launching Child Protection Week
24 May 2017 - Despite a child-friendly justice and protection system, South Africa continues to experience high levels of violence against children.

UNICEF supporting youth empowerment through sport
17 May 2017: 15-year old Boitumelo Khoza, a Grade 10 learner from Lambalati Secondary School, is a netball player as well as the Provincial President of the Girls and Boys Education Movement (GEM/BEM) club in Mpumalanga province.

Knowledge shared is knowledge gained
10 May 2017 - In a world of fast-evolving technology, the concept of ‘mobile-learning’ (or “m-learning” as it is known) is becoming an increasingly popular means of educating learners, in South Africa and globally.

Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra hosts inaugural UNICEF South Africa Fundraising Gala
10 May 2017: Attended by over 150 guests, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Ms. Priyanka Chopra reminded her audience, at the inaugural UNICEF South Africa Fundraising Gala, that “compassion is the only way to take the world forward.”

UNICEF joins The Smurfs for the International Day of Happiness
23 March 2017 - For thousands of children in impoverished communities throughout South Africa, going to a cinema to watch a movie is a luxury that very few families can afford.

Bureau of the UNICEF Executive Board visit to South Africa
13 March 2017 - A delegation from the Bureau of UNICEF’s Executive Board visited South Africa from 7 to 10 March to take stock of the situation of children in South Africa and the impact of UNICEF’s work in an upper-middle income country.

TechnoGirl: Making opportunity possible
7 March 2017 - TechnoGirl, a Department of Basic Education and UNICEF initiative, is an innovative job-shadowing programme for girl high school learners who have an interest and an aptitude for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathemarics.

UNICEF opens the American International School Human Rights Fair
6 March 2017 – “All human rights are important, and children’s rights need to always be considered.” With these words, Sudeshan Reddy, Communication Specialist at UNICEF South Africa began the keynote address at the 2nd Annual Human Rights Fair.

Promoting the richness of a world with many languages
3 March: The right of children everywhere to speak their native language and to receive an education that respects their values, is an underlying premise of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

UNICEF partners with Ster-Kinekor to combat bullying
24 February 2017 - UNICEF and Ster-Kinekor, one of South Africa’s largest cinema chains, are joining forces to combat bullying by showcasing a 30 second anti-bullying public service announcement in ongoing efforts to campaign against violent behaviour...

Championing change in the Northern Cape
21 February 2017 - 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.

Video: Fatherhood and Early Childhood Development
19 January 2017 - A short video with information and tips for fathers during their child's early months.

Video: TechnoGirl
19 January 2017 - UNICEF, in partnership with the national Department of Education, established the TechnoGirls mentorship programme in 2005.



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