Posts Tagged ‘Resourceful Young Children’

Early Learning: The Great Equalizer for South Africa

Education has always been thought of as one of our greatest tools for liberation. We used it to overcome colonialism and Apartheid. But after 24 years of democracy, can education liberate us from the persistent legacy of racial inequality that continues to plague the country? Research suggests that an effective way of using education to […]

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Posted on 18 April 2018 under Opportunity 4: Implementation Experience, Strategy 2017.

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Homeopathic doses of early learning just won’t work

Once the dust settles, it will dawn on us that much of the extra R57 billion allocated to higher education will be wasted as half the beneficiaries drop out. Why? Because their educational foundations are too shaky to cope with the demands of university or college. Over the next three years, more than a trillion […]

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Posted on 26 February 2018 under Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Strategy 2017.

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The South African Child Gauge 2017: Invest in children for sustainable development

Most of South Africa’s children are surviving, but too many are failing to thrive and achieve their full potential, and this is costing the economy billions in lost human potential. Investing in children – and particularly in violence prevention, networks of care, nutrition, education and inclusive services – would drive the next wave of social […]

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Posted on 28 November 2017 under Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 4: Resources and Toolboxes, Strategy 2017.

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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 some very encouraging facts shared in the publication relating to the benefits of the CSG […]

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Posted on 7 March 2017 under DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 5: Reflection and Analysis, Resourceful Young Children.

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Early learning gets a boost – ELOM and SmartStart

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.

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Posted on 19 September 2016 under DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Resources and Toolboxes.

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The enormous concentration of economic power in young children: Time to tap it

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 […]

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Posted on 23 August 2016 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 5: Reflection and Analysis, Resourceful Young Children.

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Your Mandela Day to-do list: Grow empathy, connect to others, take action – but choose wisely

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.

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134 big and small ways to start changing South Africa this Mandela Day

“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.

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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 to find economically sound solutions to the country’s social problems. However, corporate professionals often act […]

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Posted on 27 May 2016 under DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Resourceful Young Children.

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The first comprehensive review of early childhood in South Africa

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 […]

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Posted on 25 May 2016 under DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Resources and Toolboxes, Resourceful Young Children.

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