Maternal orphan surveillance system to assist in meeting the needs of the vulnerable
06 December 2010…UNICEF has commended the Government of South Africa for its development of a maternal orphan surveillance system, to identify maternal orphans in the country. South Africa has a disproportionate number of orphans....
UNICEF welcomes new policy on infant and young child feeding in the context of HIV
2 December 2010 …UNICEF South Africa today welcomed the decision by the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health to promote breastfeeding for all women, including HIV positive mothers, in line with the latest 2010 World Health Organization guidelines...
South Africans need to unite to stop sexual violence
30 November 2010, Pietermaritzburg… As South Africans mobilize behind the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, UNICEF South Africa today joined the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, the NPA and ...
Clean Hands Save Lives
15 October 2010, Eastern Cape…Braving the wind and rain, close to 2,000 children, parents, teachers and community members gathered at the Mount Packard Secondary Junior School in Nenge Village to commemorate the third Global Handwashing Day ...
UNICEF South Africa shares insights at TEDxChange event
20 September 2010...It’s not every day that the world’s leading thinkers and doers on development come together ¬through a digital platform to share their insights on the status of health and development globally. This, however, was the concept behind...
Addressing the needs of vulnerable children in the Northern Cape
The Northern Cape has a relatively small population, but it is the largest geographically, so the people are found in small pockets far away from each other and isolated from essential social services. This factor, combined with a history of migrancy...
Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA) Announces the Winners of the Red Card Campaign Contest
27 July 2010…FTTSA is excited to announce the winners of our Red Card Campaign Contest. In partnership with UNICEF and the ILO the Red Card Campaign is part of the FTTSA initiative ‘Fight Child Exploitation in Tourism’.
Child health – a call for action
27 July 2010... Children are paying the price for South Africa’s failure to progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. South Africa is one of only 12 countries that has failed to reduce child mortality since 1990.
World Cup Roundup: UNICEF assesses its work, takes a close look at lessons learned during the World Cup
21 July 2010 -Ten days after Spain’s historic World Cup win and the departure of thousands of happy fans, UNICEF and its partners are taking a closer look and assessing the impact of their Child Friendly Spaces, sport for development community festivals..
ING CEO learns about UNICEF's Sport for Development programme in Khayelitsha
26 June 2010 - Mr. Hans Van de Noordaa of Dutch banking group ING – who are the main sponsor of the National Football League and a partner of UNICEF Netherlands – was the guest of UNICEF and SCORE at a holiday sports tournament in Khayelitsha on 26 June.
Korean Committee for UNICEF and Seoul Broadcasting Systems team up to leave a legacy for children
23 June 2010...Amidst the excitement of the Republic of Korea's progression to the 2nd round of the World Cup, representatives from Seoul Broadcasting Systems ,UNICEF, the Dept of Education and the staff and children of Nhlanhlayethu Secondary ...
UNICEF Child Friendly Spaces at FIFA Fan Fests
18 June 2010 - As the most watched sports event, the FIFA World Cup is expected to attract more than one billion television viewers around the world. Across the host country, South Africa, fan parks, also known as FIFA Fan Fests, with huge TV screens...
UNICEF Applauds Tourism Industry’s Commitment to Stop Child Sex Tourism
Johannesburg, 9 June, 2010...UNICEF has applauded the South African tourism and hospitality industry for its significant commitment to put an end to child sex tourism, as top industry leaders signed the Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct...
Amidst football fever, Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo highlights the needs of vulnerable children in South Africa
SOWETO, South Africa, 9 June 2010 - With the football fever gripping across the globe, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo is using this moment to highlight the immense needs of South Africa’s children made vulnerable by poverty, violence and HIV.
UNICEF announces key actions to enhance child protection during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and beyond
1 June 2010…With 10 days to go till the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™,UNICEF today launched a comprehensive campaign aimed at enhancing child protection andhelping to ensure children’s safety as they enjoy the global football spectacular....
MXit launches free UNICEF Red Card contact to help keep children safe
26 May 2010 - UNICEF South Africa today announced that it has teamed up with mobile-based social networking platform MXit, used by millions under the age of 18, to speak directly to children and young people about the critical issue of child exploitation.
President Zuma Calls for Parental Vigilance at Launch of Annual Child Protection Week
Pretoria 21 May, 2010... With twenty days before the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup ™ starts in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma joined Social Development Minister Edna Molewa and FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke in calling for vigilance ...
UNICEF welcomes results of study suggesting HIV prevalence has dropped among children
Pretoria, 13 May, 2010…UNICEF today welcomed the results of a study by the Human Sciences Research Council suggesting that HIV prevalence has dropped by more than half in children ages 2-14.
UNICEF announces plans to promote protection of children from exploitation during the World Cup
PRETORIA, 11 May 2010... UNICEF today applauded the efforts of the South African Government to curtail child labour in the country, but remains concerned about the large numbers of children who may be at risk, particularly on its borders.
Key children’s legislation comes into force in South Africa
Pretoria, 8 April… With the coming into effect of the Children’s Amendment Act and the Child Justice Act on 1 April, South Africa has taken a major step forward in aligning its children’s legislation with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Fun and football for Soweto children as Argentina’s head coach Diego Maradona visits a UNICEF-supported school
Soweto... On a rain drenched afternoon in Soweto, Argentina’s head coach and football legend Diego Maradona, took time out from his whirlwind visit to South Africa to stop by the Selelekela Secondary School in Soweto...