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Ilifa Insights – Issue 2

May 22, 2015

In the second edition of Ilifa Insights, we spotlight three projects underway in KwaZulu Natal and North West provinces which illustrate our approach to systemic change. In a collaborative venture, involving the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements, as well as several NGO partners, Ilifa is testing a model in the North West that […]

Ilifa Labantwana’s Submission on the Draft National ECD Policy

April 30, 2015

Ilifa has submitted a number of proposals to the South African Draft National ECD Policy, which was published in the Government Gazette (No. 38558) on 15th March 2015. The Draft ECD Policy is commended for recognising ECD as a public good and for the commitment of the Government of the Republic of South Africa towards […]

Paving the Way to Quality ECD: We Need More ECD Practitioners

April 17, 2015

Quality ECD services begin with trained and motivated practitioners. At the moment, skills supply is not meeting demand. In the Eastern Cape alone, the provincial development plan estimates that 30 000 caregivers and educators need to be trained to achieve universal access to ECD services by 2030 but existing colleges are ill-equipped to rise to […]

Ilifa Labantwana’s Submission on the Review of the White Paper on Social Development

April 16, 2015

The White Paper on Social Development, first published in 1997, provides the framework for the development of a social welfare system that can unlock the potential of every person in SA, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised. The document is currently under review and Ilifa Labantwana has submitted its contribution to the process last week. […]

ECD: South Africa’s answer to curbing violence?

April 8, 2015

Policy frameworks which inform implementation around Early Childhood Development and violence prevention are not integrated – but they should be. That is one of the key findings of a report, by the Institute of Security Studies (ISS) published in the SA Crime Quarterly (March 2015), which offers some interesting food for thought. South Africa’s crime […]


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