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The effects of public violence on children.

The effects of public violence on children.

South Africa is currently experiencing extreme public violence, and everyone is trying to make sense of this. Some blame the jailing of our former President, Jacob Zuma. Others point to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions that have exacerbated high unemployment and food insecurity. Still others bemoan a lack of law and order.
But we should be asking ‘what does all of this mean for children, and the future of our country?’

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The ones who do not get to protest

The ones who do not get to protest

In the past few months there has been a recurrence of protests across South Africa’s universities over free education. We see the headlines; we hear the voices on the news.  I am in no way diminishing the importance of this topic but I do want to draw our attention to those that are unseen and unheard. Those who do not get to protest.  Those who are not eligible for university entry because they got lost from the education system along the way. 
 

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The invisible children

The invisible children

Although the right to birth registration is entrenched in the constitution of South Africa, it is estimated that each year about 100 000 children are not registered at birth in South Africa and 86% of undocumented children in our education system are South African. Without a birth certificate, most schools turn these children away. 
 

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To Move Forward, we must sometimes look Back

To Move Forward, we must sometimes look Back

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) recently launched the Advisory Board. A panel of highly-influential individuals set on making a difference for children in South Africa by using their connections, voices and positions to do so. We are excited about the opportunities this new venture will bring us all and how it will shape the way we work with each other and our partners on the ground. 
 

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Positive affirmations Lunchbox notes

Positive affirmations Lunchbox notes

Click here to download positive affirmations to be included in lunchbags/boxes for school-going children. 

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More reason to donate more

More reason to donate more

As the end of the tax year approaches, there is even more reason to donate more. This is because donations to Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) qualify as a tax-deductible expense, provided that the donation does not exceed 10% of the donor’s taxable income. Therefore, donations to us not only contribute to upholding the rights of a child but they may also save you money.

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