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Minister Radebe to deliver keynote address at launch of the 2017 South African Child Gauge

Minister of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe will deliver a keynote address at the release of the South African Child Gauge 2017 themed “Investing in children and tracking progress to drive national development”.

The South African Child Gauge which is published by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town is the 12th issue of an annual review. The report considers how the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can create enabling environments in which all South Africa’s children not only survive but thrive and to the benefit of the country’s prosperity.

The Child Gauge is being launched during the Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children  that is held under the theme “Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward”.

The National Development Plan (NDP) emphasizes that safer communities for women and children can be done through an integrated approach which aims to mobilize members of society, to join hands with government in the fight to curb violence against women and children.

The media are invited to attend the launch as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Venue: River Club, Observatory, Cape Town

Time: 15h30 -17h30

Notes for editors

The South African Child Gauge is published by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town and the launch will be co-hosted with UNICEF South Africa; the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development, University of Witwatersrand; DG Murray Trust; The Standard Bank Tutuwa Community Foundation; and the Programme to Support Pro-poor Policy Development, Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Other speakers include: Chairperson of the African Union’s Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Benyam Dawit Mezmur; UNICEF South Africa Country Representative, Hervé Ludovic de Lys; National Planning Commissioner, Christina Nomdo;   Distinguished Professor and Director of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Human Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Linda Richter; and Senior Researcher, Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town and lead editor, Lucy Jamieson.

Enquiries: Tshegofatso.Modubu@dpme.gov.za / 083 276 0786 or Mmabatho Ramompi on 076 4803513 or Mmabatho.Ramompi@dpme.gov.za

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Issued by the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME)

26 November 2017

 

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