Southern Africa

This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Southern Africa. Browse resources by country or category for more specific information.

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Morgan Morris - IOL News30 Aug 2017

A Kinship Care Grant has been proposed in South Africa due to a strained child protection system in the country. 

Robyn Wolfson Vorster - Daily Maverick 23 Aug 2017

In efforts to prioritise family preservation, family reunification and foster care in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), adoption has become a slow process in the South African province, with only eight adoptions finalised in the first eleven months of 2016. New changes may mean more inter-country adoptions, while many domestic adoptions remain blocked or opposed by the KZN Head of Department for Social Development. 

Tobias Hecker, Getrude Mkinga, Joseph Ssenyonga, and Katharin Hermenau - Child Maltreatment in Residential Care3 Aug 2017

This chapter of Child Maltreatment in Residential Care describes Interaction Competencies with Children – for Caregivers (ICC-C), a preventative intervention approach to improve the quality of care and reduce the incidence of maltreatment within institutional care settings in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mmathebe Mampane & Eleanor Ross - Southern African Journal of Social Work & Development 1 Aug 2017

This qualitative study explored the emotional experiences of 15 adolescents placed in foster care in South Africa. 

Kholofelo Charlotte Motha - Children & Society28 Jul 2017

This paper is based on the findings from a qualitative study with orphaned children in South Africa, their teachers and caregivers, which investigated the capacity of extended families affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS to care for and support orphaned children. 

Better Care Network, African Child Policy Forum, and partners21 Jul 2017

The 21-22 June 2017 Africa Expert Consultation on Violence against Children (VAC) in All Care Settings is one part of a series of regional expert consultations on VAC and Care organized in collaboration with the SRSG on Violence against Children. The expert consultation builds on global and regional progress and commitments surrounding the elimination of violence against children and the establishment of appropriate care for children, in alignment with international standards. 

Paida Gomo, Tanusha Raniga, and Siphiwe Motloung - Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk20 Jul 2017

This study explored the resilience of children living with HIV from the perspective of foster parents residing in a community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 

Unathi Ngconjana, Alice Stella Kwizera, Ikechukwu Umejesi - Gender and Behaviour1 Jul 2017

This study assesses the impact of of official government intervention programmes in managing child vulnerability and Child Headed Households (CHHs) in South Africa. 

REPSSI23 Jun 2017

REPSSI is supporting SADC to secure a consultant to provide short term technical assistance (TA) for the orphans, vulnerable children and youth programme. 

Noah Sanganyi - Department of Children's Services, Kenya21 Jun 2017

This document includes the opening remarks given at the Africa Expert Consultation on Violence against Children (VAC) in All Care Settings by Mr. Noah Sanganyi, the Director of Kenya's Department of Children's Services.