South African Child Gauge 2015
De Lannoy A, Swartz S, Lake L & Smith C (eds) 2015
Children's Institute, University of Cape Town
The South African Child Gauge is the only publication in the country that provides an annual snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children.
It is published by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, to track South Africa’s progress towards realising children’s rights.
The 2015 issue focuses on the theme 'Youth and the intergenerational transmission of poverty'.
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Full report (14 MB)
Poster (680 KB)
Policy brief (520 KB)
Youth Matters (890 KB)
Acknowledgements and contact details
List of figures, tables and cases
List of abbreviations
Jonathan D Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Free State
Reflections on youth development
Buti Manamela, Deputy Minister in the Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Youth Development and Administration
PART ONE: CHILDREN AND LAW REFORM
Legislative developments in 2014/2015
Lucy Jamieson, Carina du Toit and Janet Jobson
PART TWO: YOUTH AND THE INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF POVERTY
A focus on youth: An opportunity to disrupt the intergenerational transmission of poverty
Ariane De Lannoy, Murray Leibbrandt and Emily Frame
Post-school education: Broadening alternative pathways from school to work
Nicola Branson, Clare Hofmeyr, Joy Papier and Seamus Needham
Youth unemployment in South Africa: Understanding the challenge and working on solutions
Lauren Graham and Cecil Mlatsheni
Youth health and well-being: Why it matters
Diane Cooper, Ariane De Lannoy and Candice Rule
Parenting, poverty and young people in South Africa: What are the connections?
Catherine Ward, Tawanda Makusha and Rachel Bray
Youth and mobility: Linking movement to opportunity
Katharine Hall, Amina Ebrahim, Ariane De Lannoy and Monde Makiwane
Youth identity, belonging and citizenship: Strengthening our democratic future
Justine Burns, Janet Jobson and Buhle Zuma
Developing young people’s capacities to navigate adversity
Sharlene Swartz and Crain Soudien
PART THREE: CHILDREN COUNT – THE NUMBERS
Demography of South Africa’s children
Helen Meintjes, Katharine Hall and Winnie Sambu
Income poverty, unemployment and social grants
Katharine Hall and Winnie Sambu
Child health and nutrition
Nadine Nannan, Katharine Hall and Winnie Sambu
Children’s access to education
Children’s access to housing
Children’s access to services
Katharine Hall and Winnie Sambu
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.