#TikTok4Peace Speaker Series

TikTok4Peace Objective: To initiate dialogue and conversations focused on tolerance, building bridges, and active citizenship with a focus on young people. In line with that ambition, we would like to host a series of TikTok4Peace sessions ahead of the election in South Africa. #ut-empty-space-669f9e91de209 { height: 32px } @media (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 1200px) { … Continued

The Effects of COVID-19 on In-school Nutrition

The South African state has recognised the effects of childhood poverty and since the early democratic era has invested in the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) as a mechanism to alleviate the hunger that many children face. The NSNP feeds over 9 million children each school day and the programme is intended to meet 30-40% of a child’s recommended dietary allowance per day. These in-school nutrition programmes were significantly disrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Enhanced health and safety protocols placed additional burdens on volunteer food handlers and many schools struggled to procure the required foods. These challenges resulted in children receiving fewer meals and nutrients through in-school nutrition.

The Voice of the Child study, conducted in partnership with the Tiger Brands Foundation, sought to understand, from the perspective of children, how they were affected by the shifts in in-school nutrition programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic. The voices of children play an important role in advocacy surrounding the importance of in-school nutrition programmes and how crucial it is to keep investing in running such programmes.
In this webinar, the CSDA team and the Food Evolution Research Laboratory (FERL) team present the findings of this research under the title:

The Effects of COVID-19 on In-school Nutrition.

Khuliso Matidza, Junior Researcher, Centre for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg and Dr Sadiyya Haffejee, Senior Researcher, Centre for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg, will present findings on the voices of children.
Dr Hema Kesa, Food Evolution Research Laboratory (FERL) Director, University of Johannesburg, will present findings on the nutritional value of the meals.

Dr Granville Whittle, Deputy Director-General for Sector Care and Support Services, Department of Basic Education
Karl Muller, Operations Manager, Tiger Brands Foundation

CHAIR: Prof Lauren Graham, Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Social Development in Africa

DATE: 24 May 2023
TIME: 09:00 – 11:00
FORMAT: Hybrid

Venue: Nadine Gordimer Auditorium, Level 5, APK Library, UJ
Virtually: Please use this link to join https://zoom.us/j/92489547647

RSVP https://bit.ly/3BbDbS0

Please contact Jade on jadep@uj.ac.za if you require any further assistance.

Join the upcoming ICSD Africa Branch Colloquium from 14 – 15 March

The International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) is an organisation consisting of practitioners, scholars, and students, who aim to bring about social improvement in the lives of people and their communities using a social development approach. The ICSD has three international branches, the most recent addition being the Africa branch, which was launched at the … Continued

Social Grants and Livelihood Activities of Beneficiaries Webinar

The Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) and the DSI/NRF Chair in Welfare and Social Development at UJ invites you to join a webinar on the following topic: SOCIAL GRANTS AND LIVELIHOOD ACTIVITIES OF BENEFICIARIES PRESENTATION: • Prof Leila Patel: Professor of Social Development Studies, Centre for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg … Continued

Fast tracking child well-being | A virtual symposium

The Community of Practice is a multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary collaboration between academic researchers, practitioners, governmental and non-governmental agencies and is supported by the National Research Foundation.   JOIN US FOR A SYMPOSIUM TO SHARE RESEARCH AND LESSONS LEARNT FROM A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE MODEL TO FAST-TRACK CHILD WELL-BEING OUTCOMES FOR EARLY GRADE LEARNERS IN OUR SCHOOLS  … Continued

Book Launch: Granting Justice – Tessa Hochfeld

The Centre for Social Development in Africa, in partnership with Governing Intimacies at Wits and the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Press, invites you to the launch of Tessa Hochfeld’s posthumous book on 21 June 2022. Granting Justice takes issue with the characterisation of the South African state as ‘developmental’. The crucial aspect of care … Continued