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 some very encouraging facts shared in the publication relating to the benefits of the CSG […]
Tags: Child Gauge, Child Support Grant, Resourceful Young Children
Posted on 7 March 2017 under DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 5: Reflection and Analysis, Resourceful Young Children.
Research indicates that while children from better-off homes make good progress following Grade R, children from poor households do not, and the gap between these two groups widens with age.
The JC Coetzee Memorial Lecture delivered by DGMT CEO, Dr. David Harrison, at the 19th Annual Family Practitioners’s Conference on 13 August 2016 Introduction It really is an honour to be invited to give the JC Coetzee Memorial Lecture today. I trust the organisers of the conference have not strayed too far from his wishes […]
The message behind Mandela Day is that we all have the ability and responsibility to change the world for the better. In theory many people agree with this sentiment, judging from the 2.8K likes that a Nelson Mandela quote like “our society needs to re-establish a culture of caring” can garner on the Nelson Mandela […]
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Posted on 18 July 2016 under From Head & Heart: Creative Learners, From Head & Heart: Resourceful Young Children, From Head and Heart: Enterprising School Leavers, Opportunity 1: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 7: Resources and Toolboxes.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”- Nelson Mandela According to the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Mandela Day is a global call to action for citizens of the […]
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Posted on 15 July 2016 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 6: Resources and Toolboxes, Resourceful 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 to find economically sound solutions to the country’s social problems. However, corporate professionals often act […]
Two thirds of children under 6 in South Africa are still not receiving the crucial services they need during the most important period of their development. This is according to the South African Early Childhood Review – a first of its kind in South Africa annual publication providing data, analysis and commentary on over 40 […]
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 were in the early nineties? It’s a difficult question to ask at the best of […]
Tags: Early literacy, Resourceful Young Children
Posted on 11 May 2016 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 5: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 7: Reflection and Analysis, Resourceful Young Children.
There has been much public discourse this year about how we, as South Africans, relate to each other. Our sense, at DGMT and from our interaction in civil society, is that more and more people see the urgency of finding ways of relating and want to start doing things to bring about greater equality and […]
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Posted on 4 May 2016 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Resources and Toolboxes, Opportunity 6: Resources and Toolboxes, Resourceful Young Children.
Ilifa Labantwana released the third issue of their Ilifa Insights magazine this week. In this issue the relationship between the parent – or the primary caregiver – and the child is explored. Neuroscientist Barak Morgan explains the effects of an adverse external environment on the architecture of the brain, and the impact of interventions on caregivers’ brains, and […]