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Save the Children calls for protection of migrant girls

Save the Children calls for protection of migrant girls

Marking the International Day of the Girl Child (11October), Save the Children South Africa (SCSA), calls for genuine action to protect migrant girls. In a country where child abuse is prevalent, migrant girls are some of the most vulnerable children and a target for sexual exploitation, forced marriage and forced labour. 
 

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SCSA welcomes the sentencing of the mother who killed her children

SCSA welcomes the sentencing of the mother who killed her children

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) welcomes the sentencing of the Mpumalanga mother, who killed her four children last year. Today the Mpumalanga High Court sentenced Zinhle Maditla to four life terms in prison. 
 

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Save the Children welcomes the banning of corporal punishment

Save the Children welcomes the banning of corporal punishment

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) welcomes the Constitutional Court ruling, banning the use of corporal punishment in the home and calls on parents to respect it. The judgement upholds the 2017 South Gauteng High Court ruling, which found that the defence of reasonable chastisement, that allows parents to physically punish their children, violates children’s rights and that the protection of children from all forms of violence is critical in our context of alarmingly high levels of violence against children.
 

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Save the Children worried by the spike in violence against children

Save the Children worried by the spike in violence against children

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) is worried by the increase in cases of violence against children. The Crime Stats released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) earlier today, show that both murder and rape are on the rise.

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Ekurhuleni welcomes new school safety project

Ekurhuleni welcomes new school safety project

The City of Ekurhuleni has welcomed Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) and Global Communications’ (GC) new school safety project. The project, which was launched on Friday, will be implemented in five schools in Etwatwa and Daveyton. 
 

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Save the Children hands over four new ECD buildings

Save the Children hands over four new ECD buildings

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) has handed over four newly built structures, to be used as Early Childhood and Development Centres (ECD). The buildings are located in Tjakastaad and Hartebeeskop in Mpumalanga.
 

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