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South African Child Gauge 2012

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 Childwatch key institute: Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town. The publication tracks South Africa’s progress towards realising children’s rights.

The 2012 issue focuses on the theme 'Children and inequality: closing the gap'.

How well is South Africa doing in fulfilling its constitutional commitments to children? This question is relevant to all countries world-wide. It is also a question that motivates the Children's Institute at the University of Cape Town . They publish the South African Child Gauge, which offers an annual snap-shot of the situation of children and reflects critically on a selection of conditions that help or hinder children's well-being and their enjoyment of their rights.

Online article: South African Child Gauge 2012

More on the South African Child Gauge and earlier issues

The Children's Institute aims to contribute to policies, laws and interventions that promote equity and realise the rights and improve
the conditions of all children in South Africa, through research, advocacy, education and technical support.


Contact Information:

For more information on the South African Child Gauge, contact the communication and knowledge manager at Charmaine.Smith [at] or visit the CI website at


Tags: ["children's rights", "Indicators", "South Africa", "statistics", "child policy"] By Hall K, Lake L, Woolard I, Smith C
Published Dec. 17, 2012 10:24 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:59 PM