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Woman with a pregnancy test

Teenage pregnancy rates are on a constant rise, this has sparked conversations among children's rights experts and parents. Some children's rights experts even question whether the laws that are meant to be protecting children are being implemented. 

early Childhood center, teacher with her learners.

 The Department of Basic Education and the Department of Social Development told the Joint Portfolio Committee of both departments that the shift function of Early Childhood Development (ECD) will be implemented on 1 April 2022. This follows the announcement made by the president Cyril Ramaphosa in the 2019 State Of the Nation Address that the function would migrate from the Department of Social Development to its Education counterpart.

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