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INCREASE IN CHILD SUPPORT GRANT WELCOMED

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to temporally increase the child support grant. On Tuesday Ramaphosa announced that beneficiaries “will now receive an extra R300 in May and from June to October they will receive an additional R500 each month”.

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SCSA concerned over child rights violations

SCSA concerned over child rights violations

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) is concerned about the continued violation of children’s rights and the destruction infrastructure that is aimed at ensuring that they have a better future. It is shocking that almost 400 schools have been vandalized since the COVID-19 lockdown started.

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Call for Protection of Migrant Children

Call for Protection of Migrant Children

The National Interagency Working (NIAWG) group on Unaccompanied, Separated and Migrant Children in South Africa would like to commend the Government of South Africa for its stance towards curbing and reducing the spread of COVID-19. The NIAWG would like to take this opportunity to emphasise that in its response the Government of South Africa should ensure that all children regardless of their country of origin or immigration status are protected and included in light of the unique impact of the declaration of a State of Disaster on vulnerable children.

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R10 million needed to help save millions of lives

R10 million needed to help save millions of lives

Save the Children warns that the global COVID-19 pandemic threatens to devastate children’s health and education, and cause unprecedented protection needs. In South Africa is appealing for R10 million, as part of the global appeal of $100 million. The amount is needed to urgently keep children and their families safe during the global COVID-19 outbreak, the most serious threat to global health and security in modern times.

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 #SaveWithStories campaign launched in SA

#SaveWithStories campaign launched in SA

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) in collaboration with MultiChoice, Pan Macmillan publishing house, Nal’ibali reading campaign, iStore, iSchoolAfrica and a cohort of South African celebrities, launch the #SaveWithStoriesSA campaign.

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COVID-19: Relaxation Techniques for Children

COVID-19: Relaxation Techniques for Children

School closings, sick friends and family members, isolation at home – these and other factors can cause anxiety and stress for children during this COVID-19 outbreak. As a child rights-based organisation, we’re sharing these drama-based relaxation exercises. 



 

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