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SAVING LIVES, ONE CHILD AT A TIME

SAVING LIVES, ONE CHILD AT A TIME

It’s sad that misinformation and marketing messages lead mothers to think that commercially produced infant formula is better for babies than breastmilk. The truth is, ‘breast is best’ – and that’s a fact. The importance of breastfeeding to a child’s health and development – as well as its role in mother-baby bonding – is just one of several reasons that our Sireletsa Bana project is helping to build children’s health in Limpopo’s Capricorn District and in Thabo Mofutsanyane District in the Free State.

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Save the Children welcomes the sentencing of the Dros rapist

Save the Children welcomes the sentencing of the Dros rapist

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) welcomes the sentence handed down to Dros rapist, Nicolas Ninow. The North Gauteng High Court sentenced Ninow to life in prison for the heinous crime, on Thursday. 
 

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Save the Children calls for protection of migrant girls

Save the Children calls for protection of migrant girls

Marking the International Day of the Girl Child (11October), Save the Children South Africa (SCSA), calls for genuine action to protect migrant girls. In a country where child abuse is prevalent, migrant girls are some of the most vulnerable children and a target for sexual exploitation, forced marriage and forced labour. 
 

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SCSA welcomes the sentencing of the mother who killed her children

SCSA welcomes the sentencing of the mother who killed her children

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) welcomes the sentencing of the Mpumalanga mother, who killed her four children last year. Today the Mpumalanga High Court sentenced Zinhle Maditla to four life terms in prison. 
 

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Save the Children welcomes the banning of corporal punishment

Save the Children welcomes the banning of corporal punishment

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) welcomes the Constitutional Court ruling, banning the use of corporal punishment in the home and calls on parents to respect it. The judgement upholds the 2017 South Gauteng High Court ruling, which found that the defence of reasonable chastisement, that allows parents to physically punish their children, violates children’s rights and that the protection of children from all forms of violence is critical in our context of alarmingly high levels of violence against children.
 

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Save the Children worried by the spike in violence against children

Save the Children worried by the spike in violence against children

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) is worried by the increase in cases of violence against children. The Crime Stats released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) earlier today, show that both murder and rape are on the rise.

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