Leave a Legacy; be a Member of Jo’burg Child Welfare

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children - Nelson Mandela

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Options for Unplanned Pregnancies

Radio Today Host, Natashia Bearam (@NBearam) with Pam Wilson, Adoptions Manager @JHBChildWelfare, chatted about NACSA's #ChooseToCare initiative, focusing on options for unplanned pregnancies.

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Getting to know Margot

Margot Davids is no stranger to the social development world, having spent the majority of her career involved in either the government or non-profit sector. Her focus on social development has always at the core been about children. She has previously held various positions within the provincial Social Development Department and most recently held the position of Director: Children to the National Department of Social Development. Let’s get to know her better… 1. Why did you decide to join JCW? I was employed as a Foster Care manager at JCW from 1993 to ...

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Dr Clive Ntemi Mhlongo’s legacy to live on at Othandweni Child and Youth Care Centre in Soweto

On Wednesday 13 May 2015, the Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Cllr. Mpho Parks Tau, officially opened the new Resource Centre at Othandweni Child and Youth Care Centre in Mofolo, Soweto. The renovations to the centre that is owned and managed by Jo’burg Child Welfare (JCW), were made possible through a generous donation from the Sowazi family in memory of Dr Clive Ntemi Mhlongo. Dr Clive Ntemi Mhlongo who, as part of his commitment to giving back to the community, dedicated his time to provide voluntary medical professional services to the children living at ...

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Foster Care Policy Brief

This policy brief from our Advocacy Manager, Nicole Breen, looks at the historical causes of the current foster care crisis and proposes amendments to the current legislation and other possible solutions in the best interests of the children affected. Click here to download the policy brief document.

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Lyn Perry leaves an enduring legacy

Lyn Perry retires from her position as Director of Jo'burg Child Welfare with effect from today, 1 April 2015. After working for the organisation for 29 years, serving the children and families of Johannesburg, Lyn leaves a legacy that is built on the services and programmes that she spearheaded in her time as Director. The internationally acclaimed Granny Programme at Othandweni in Soweto that seeks to address issues of social isolation as well as improve bonding and attachment for babies and toddlers, the Child Abuse Treatment and Training department that was opened in ...

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Don’t abandon, consider adoption

Carol Bews, Assistant Director of Jo'burg Child Welfare was interviewed on SABC Newsroom today about the prevalence of abandoned babies in Johannesburg. Click here to view it.

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South Africa ratifies Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Jo'burg Child Welfare is pleased that the South African government has ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), set to enter into force on the 12th April 2015. The ICESCR has been ratified by over 160 States and is considered a global authority. Although government signed the instrument 20 years ago and cabinet approved ratification of the Covenant in 2012, it has taken an extensive period of time and considerable lobbying to finalise the process.   Economic, social and cultural rights are important for everyone, ...

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In Conversation with the Othandweni Grannies

Patience Mokgadi, Elizabeth Maki Khumalo and Sandra Thandi Twala, from our Othandweni Child and Youth Care Centre were interviewed by Mary Jordan from The Washington Post at the "Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness" symposium held in Toronto, Canada, October 1-3, 2014.  

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2014 : Grannies visit Canada to share best practice at Synergos Social Connectedness Symposium


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