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Why we need to prevent violence against children to boost South Africa's economy

Why we need to prevent violence against children to boost South Africa's economy

Advanced manufacturing, infrastructure productivity, and service exports are often upheld as the means to promote growth in South Africa’s economy. What we seldom think about is how investments in our children, particularly in preventing early experiences of violence, can also lead to significant gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

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Out of 75% of Girls Staring School, Only 8% Finish in the African Continent

Out of 75% of Girls Staring School, Only 8% Finish in the African Continent

Ahead of this week’s African Union (AU) pre-summit it has been revealed that out of 75% of girls starting school, only 8% finish in the African continent.

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World is More Than 450 Years Off Target from Meeting Child Poverty Promise

World is More Than 450 Years Off Target from Meeting Child Poverty Promise

The world is 452 years away from delivering on the promise of ending extreme child poverty, new figures commissioned by Save the Children show.

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Save the Children South Africa Calls for Urgent Early Intervention

Save the Children South Africa Calls for Urgent Early Intervention

As parents and children prepare to start or return to school this week, Save the Children South Africa is calling for urgent intervention and investment in early childhood education.

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I Bet You Never Knew Violence against Children Costs SA R238 Billion

I Bet You Never Knew Violence against Children Costs SA R238 Billion

Surely, you already know that the violence crime against children in South Africa is worrying. But then, nobody would have imagined that it cost SA R238 billion just in 2015. It was yesterday that the Gauteng government revealed that violence against children in the country doesn’t only threaten the safety of SA kid but also take away a huge sum of money the country could have used to better the lives its citizens.

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16 Days of Activism: Save the Children South Africa

16 Days of Activism: Save the Children South Africa

This was revealed in a study by the UBS Optimus Foundation, which further revealed that victims of sexual abuse are 4,9 times more likely to abuse drugs later in life - compared to those who were not sexually abused as children. 

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