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REPORT: Violence against children costs SA R238 billion

REPORT: Violence against children costs SA R238 billion

Violence is a common experience among South African children across lines of culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status and levels of education.

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Violence against children costs South Africa R238 billion

Violence against children costs South Africa R238 billion

Today, children’s rights organisation Save the Children South Africa announced findings from its Cost Study on the cost of violence against children in South Africa. The study reveals that in 2015, violence against children cost R238.58 billion. The study looked at data collected from national directories, surveys and reports, and was led by the University of Cape Town in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and Georgia State University.

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The high price of violence against children

The high price of violence against children

As the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign begins on Friday, a new study has revealed that violence against the youngest members of our society cost the country over R238 billion last year.

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Tackling Violence Against Children in Emotional TV Ad

Tackling Violence Against Children in Emotional TV Ad

Children’s rights organisation, Save the Children South Africa, has launched a compelling campaign to address the critical issue of violence against children in South Africa. 

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Violence against children costs SA billions

Violence against children costs SA billions

Violence against children cost South Africa R238.58 billion in 2015, revealed Save the Children South Africa at a press conference, held at Constitutional Hill on Wednesday, 23 November 2016.

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Violence against children carries a hefty R238-billion price tag

Violence against children carries a hefty R238-billion price tag

Violence against children does not come cheap – last year it cost the economy over R238-billion.

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