University of Cape Town                                 donate

 

What is the 'South African Child Gauge'?

The South African Child Gauge® is an annual publication of the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town. It aims to report on and monitor the situation of children in South Africa, in particularly the realisation of their rights. The publication focuses on a different theme each year.

A number of key features are included every year: 

  • A series of essays on a theme to inform, focus – and sometimes direct – national dialogue on an issue which has particular impact on children’s rights in South Africa.
  • A summary of legislative developments pertaining to children’s rights in the year under review.
  • A Children Count – Abantwana Babalulekile data section which tracks statistics on the demographics of children, and their access to social assistance, education, housing, health and other services.
  • A reflection on the theme and the status of children in South Africa by a public figure or prominent person.

Readers' feedback

To the best of my knowledge, the South African Child Gauge is the only publication in South Africa that combines detailed empirical data presented in a user-friendly and accessible format, with insightful and thought-provoking research and commentary in the sphere of children’s rights.

Single best source that I am aware of on the subject area.

It's an excellent, current overview of the primary concerns for children in South Africa.

It makes me realise that as government we still have a lot to do.

I think they are excellent. They give a very short coverage, and I like the fact that they explain the data tables and come up with some sort of conclusion.

It is able to give us alternative picture of issues facing children in South Africa, government statistics are sometimes not an honest picture of enormity of the problems facing this country.

Quick Links

South African Child Gauge 2013

Children's Institute, University of Cape Town, 46 Sawkins Road, Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa  |  DIRECTIONS

E-MAIL   |  Tel: +27 (21) 650 1473  |  Fax: +27 (21) 650 1460

Copyright © 2012 Children's Institute, University of Cape Town