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South African Child Gauge 2010/2011
Jamieson L, Bray R, Viviers A, Lake L, Pendlebury S & Smith C (eds) 2011
Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

The South African Child Gauge is the only publication in the country that provides an annual snap-shot of the status of South Africa’s children.

It is published by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, to track South Africa’s progress towards realising children’s rights.

The 2010/2011issue focuses on the theme 'Children as citizens: Participating in social dialogue'.

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Summary
Full report (3.41 MB)
Poster - side A (1 MB)
Poster - side B (540 kB)
Resources on children's participation 

Cover
Back cover
Acknowledgements and contact details
Broad overview
Contents
List of tables, diagrams and cases
List of abbreviations

Foreword
The Most Reverend Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

 Reflections on children's participation
The Honourable Lulu Xingwana, Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities

 

PART ONE: CHILDREN AND LAW REFORM

Legislative developments in 2010/2011
Prinslean Mahery and Tendai Nhenga-Chakarisa

 

PART TWO: CHILDREN AS CITIZENS: PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL DIALOGUE

Overview of part two

Children’s participation in the South African Child Gauge 2010/2011

Children’s rights to participate in social dialogue
Lucy Jamieson

Effective children’s participation in social dialogue
Rachel Bray

Children’s relationships with professionals
Jill Kruger and Minette Coetzee

Children and school governance: Representation, participation and power
Shirley Pendlebury

Children’s involvement in government policy and budget analysis
Christina Nomdo and Hazel Roberts

Children and the media: Voices worth hearing?
William Bird and Mike Rahfaldt

Children’s experiences of participation
André Viviers, Glynis Clacherty and Aadielah Maker

Unsettling the status quo: Children’s challenges to adult perceptions and practices
Helen Meintjes

Conclusion: Children as citizens
Lucy Jamieson, Shirley Pendlebury and Rachel Bray

 

PART THREE: CHILDREN COUNT – THE NUMBERS

Introducing Children Count – Abantwana Babalulekile
Updated by Katharine Hall and Lori Lake

Demography of South Africa’s children
Updated by Helen Meintjes and Katharine Hall

Income poverty, unemployment and social grants
Updated by Matt Chennells and Katharine Hall

Child health
Updated by Tamlyn Roman and Katharine Hall

Children’s access to education
Updated by Rutendo Murambiwa and Katharine Hall

Children’s access to housing
Katharine Hall

Children’s access to basic services
Updated by Katharine Hall

Technical notes on the data sources

About the contributors

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