The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, MP, appreciates the solid partnership the department of Basic Education has with the Children’s Institute to protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of our society; our children.
Mzi Khala, Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education, Sept. 2010
The South African Child Gauge® is a flagship publication that provides an annual snapshot of the status of children in South Africa. By drawing on the latest research evidence, the Child Gauge presents a set of plain language essays on a different theme each year, alongside an update on legislative developments that affect children’s rights. It also includes datasets that track various socio-economic indicators related to children, and is accompanied by a pull-out poster on the theme, a policy brief, and a child-friendly summary.
The long-term aim of this initiative is to increase capacity for policy-relevant research on child poverty and protection in southern Africa.