Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis


What a difference the Child Support Grant makes!

The South African Child Gauge 2016 by the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town has recently been released and – focusing the theme of Children and Social Assistance – it offers an interesting spotlight on the Child Support Grant (CSG).  Here follows […]

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Posted on 7 March 2017

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Unlocking the economic value of young children

First published on Business Day Live, 27 May 2016 Most business people are hard-nosed and soft-hearted. This has been my experience in trying to galvanise corporate support for social development over the past 25 years. These are exactly the attributes needed […]

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Posted on 27 May 2016

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The “ordinary magic” that can change a child’s future

This article was first published in the Star on 9 May 2016 Since 27 April 2015, ‘Mandela’s children’ have been turning twenty-one. They are the first of the ‘born-free generation’ to become adults. Are they better off than young adults […]

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Posted on 11 May 2016

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Radio interviews: David Harrison talks about the potential of ECD and reading for joy

On World Literacy Day last week (8 September 2015), DGMT CEO, David Harrison was interviewed by Tim Modise from Power FM, John Maytham on Cape Talk and SA FM’s The Talk Show. He talked about DGMT, our work and that of our […]

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Posted on 14 September 2015

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Developing potential: How technology can help to scale-up provisioning of early childhood development in South Africa

This learning brief reviews some of the possibilities inherent in technology and the potential that this has to improve service delivery. Space4Development shares some of their insights gained through the design and implementation of technology solutions for ECD Non-Profit Organisations. Read the […]

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Posted on 11 September 2014

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Taking early childhood development services and programmes to scale: exploring the potential of social franchising

This learning brief considers the characteristics of the South African ECD sector and reflects in detail on what a replication strategy like social franchising would need to offer to achieve scale-up. Read the article here.

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Posted on 11 September 2014

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Facilitating the registration of Child and Youth Care Centres in South Africa

The new Children’s Act 38 of 2005 requires that all existing Child and Youth Care Centres in South Africa re-register with the Department of Social Development by April 2015.  For many of these Centres, the registration process is proving to be […]

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Posted on 11 September 2014

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Scaling-up early childhood development in South Africa: a special issue of DGMT Hands-on Learning

We seem to have reached an important junction where clearly illustrated need, political buy-in and public interest are converging to create a timely opportunity for designing programmes and implementation models that can be replicated across a range of contexts throughout […]

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Posted on 29 August 2014

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Philosophy for Children: Videos demonstrating the facilitation of early thinking sessions with young South African children

In 2013, an early thinking project was conceived within DGMT’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) portfolio, in response to our focus on increasing understanding of stimulation for early learning in the ECD sector. Developed in association with Prof. Karin Murris of […]

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Posted on 28 August 2014

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New evidence of the positive effects of cognitive stimulation and nutrition interventions for under-2s

Written by: Fiona Burtt, 24 June 2014 An article published last week in international medical journal, The Lancet,[1] showcases new evidence of the encouraging effects of ECD interventions for young children, demonstrating that: A responsive stimulation and/or enhanced nutrition intervention works […]

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Posted on 26 June 2014

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