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Happy Youth Day!

“We, the people of South Africa, have journeyed far since the long lines of our first democratic election on 27 April 1994, when we elected a government for us all. We began to tell a new story then. We have lived and renewed that story along the way. Now in 2030 we live in a country which we have remade. We have created a home …

Child Protection is everyone’s business! And mothers have an important role to play in this regard…

Child Protection is everyone’s business!  And mothers have an important role to play in this regard, as the home is the seat of learning values, beliefs, cultural and societal norms, and life skills. During this month of Child Protection Awareness, which coincides with the celebration of Mother’s Day we felt it fitting to look at what mothers can do to provide their children with a …

Freedom Day…Overcoming Anxiety

Freedom Day on 27 April is an annual celebration of South Africa’s first non-racial democratic elections of 1994. It is significant because it marks the establishment of a new democratic government led by Nelson Mandela and a new state subject to a new constitution. It’s difficult to celebrate this Freedom Day in such unprecedented times. Most of us are still reeling from the aftereffects of the …

Our Constitution prioritizes children’s rights

Human Rights Day, a national holiday in South Africa, is always celebrated on March 21st. The holiday commemorates the establishment of the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC). The aim of the SAHRC is to promote respect for human rights, the protection, development, and attainment of human rights, and to monitor and assess the observance of human rights in South Africa. Since caring for children …

Change comes from within!

How many New Year’s resolutions did you make this year?  How many have you actively focussed on over the past two months?  I think it’s safe to say that many of us have great intentions however fall short with the follow through.  I have often pondered on this after a session with a young person which has focussed on the need for change in some …

New Year, Fresh New Start!

There is something so light and bright about the new.  Spirits are lifted with an expectancy, an excitement.  Think of the birth of a baby, a different hairstyle, a new love interest, a new diary, a new dress……I could go on for a very long time!  It is the opportunity to press the reset button that is so attractive about the new, the freshness of …