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Statistician-General to release the Education Series Volume IV: Early Childhood Development in South Africa

The Statistician-General, of South Africa, Mr Risenga Maluleke, will release the results of the thematic report on education titled: ‘Education Series Volume IV: Early Childhood Development in South Africa for 2016 on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 in Pretoria.

The thematic report includes the participation of young children in early learning as well as the distribution of existing early learning facilities across the country in contrast to children population. It compares regional, population group and income variations in accessing early childhood packages that are essential for the optimal development of the child. The report also focuses on the lack of access to adequate healthcare, good nutrition, good quality childcare and nurturing, safe environment, early learning and stimulation amongst others.

The media briefing will be held as follows:

Date: 27 February 2018

Time: 11H30

Venue: (Ronnie Mamoepa Media Centre, Tshedimosetso House, Cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria)

(NB! There will be a video link to Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament, Cape Town)


Felicia Sithole Tel: (012) 339 2401 Cell: 0764300693 E-mail

Gift Madiega Tel: 012 337 3404 Cell: 073 248 1083 Email:

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