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Children Have a Voice on Children’s Issues

Friday 4 November 2016

NGO, Save the Children South Africa, will mark National Children’s Day by partnering with Children’s Radio Foundation to host a radio talk show on violence against children. The show produced and presented by children will air on QwaQwa FM on Saturday 5 November from 9am – 10am.

“It’s time all the sectors of society take a stand against violence on children because what we are doing is not only hurting the children but hurting the future of South Africa,” said 15 year old radio presenter Disema Sefume.

Presenters Disema and Matsie Ntleru will interview Save the Children’s Child Protection Lead Bongani Makhubo on the impact violence against children has on society and what can be done to prevent child abuse.

“People should know that when you hit a child it not only effects them physically but emotionally as well and it comes out in their adult years and they become abusive parents themselves because they think it is right,” Matsie Ntleru, 15 years old.

The children have also put in an interview request to Free State Premier Ace Magashule to ask him his views on children’s rights.

“At Save the Children we believe that children should be at the centre of everything we do and it is for this reason we have partnered with Children’s Radio Foundation to raise awareness on violence against children. Child protection is everyone’s business,” said Makhubo.


For more information or to set up an interview with the child presenters or Bongani Makhubo contact: Lois Moodley on 0724401519 or [email protected]

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