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Presidency releases draft youth development strategy for comment

The Presidency has published a draft integrated Youth Development Strategy for public comment in Government Gazette Number 35146 on 28 March 2012. The strategy aims to provide a unifying framework for collective action for address the following problems experienced by South African youth: poor economic participation; low levels of education and skills; poor health and well-being; low levels of civic participation; and the poor coordination, and lack of recognition, of youth work as a ...

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National conference resolves to universalise ECD in South Africa

The Department of Social Development must be congratulated on hosting a successful national ECD conference in East London on 26-28 March 2012. The seniority and diversity of the Ministries, Departments, agencies, and stakeholders represented at the conference – along with the commonality of the messaging – marks the coming of age of ECD in South Africa. ...

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Major plans announced at National Disability Summit

The Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities hosted a National Disability Summit on 16 March 2012. The summit was convened because the rights of people with disabilities have not been realised, despite the release of the White Paper on an Integrated National Disability Strategy in 1997 and the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. ...

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