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South African Child Gauge 2008/2009
Pendlebury S, Lake L, & Smith C (eds) 2008
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 latest issue focuses on children’s meaningful access to basic education.

Click on the links below to download a PDF version or order a hard copy.

Summary
Full report
(3.95MB)
Poster-map (1.1MB)

Cover
Back cover
Acknowledgements and contact details

Broad overview

Contents

List of figures, tables and case studies

Foreword
Dr Max Price, Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town

Reflections on meaningful access to education
Prof Jonathan D Jansen, Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State

 

PART ONE: CHILDREN AND LAW REFORM

Key legislative developments in 2008/2009
Lucy Jamieson, Katharine Hall and Daksha Kassan

 

PART TWO: MEANINGFUL ACCESS TO BASIC EDUCATION

Overview

Children’s right to basic education
Lori Lake and Shirley Pendlebury

Meaningful access to basic education
Shirley Pendlebury

How budgetary frameworks support meaningful access to education
Russell Wildeman

Addressing quality through school fees and school funding
Katharine Hall and Sonja Giese

Children out of school: Evidence from the Community Survey
Brahm Fleisch, Jennifer Shindler and Helen Perry

School drop-out: Poverty and patterns of exclusion
Veerle Dieltiens and Sarah Meny-Gibert

Schools and communities: Building effective partnership
Norma Rudolph

Count one count all: Numeracy in the foundation phase
Paula Ensor, Ursula Hoadley, Heather Jacklin, Cally Kühne, Esme Schmitt and Ana Paula Lombard

Building a strong foundation: Learning to read; reading to learn
Cas H Prinsloo

 

PART THREE: CHILDREN COUNT – THE NUMBERS

Introducing Children Count – Abantwana Babalulekile
Katharine Hall and Lori Lake

Demography of South Africa's children
Helen Meintjes and Katharine Hall

Children's access to social assistance
Katharine Hall

Children's access to education
Ariane De Lannoy and Lori Lake

Child health: The general context
Lori Lake and Double-Hugh Marera

Child health: HIV/AIDS
Leigh Johnson

Children’s access to housing
Katharine Hall

Children’s access to basic services
Katharine Hall and Double-Hugh Marera

Technical notes on the data sources
About the contributors

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