The South African Child Gauge report was released by UCT’s Children’s Institute on Tuesday

Nov 21st, 2018 Andrew Robertson 28 Views

The South African Child Gauge report was released by UCT’s Children’s Institute on Tuesday. Here are some of the figures:

6 million SA children live below the food poverty line.

2.3 million children lived in households where child hunger was reported in 2017

More than 12 million children don’t live with their fathers.

In 2017, there were 2.8 million orphans in South Africa.

Three in four murders of children aged 0-4 occur in the context of abuse by a caregiver at home.

In 2017, more than 1.6 million children (8%) in South Africa lived in backyard dwellings or shacks in informal settlements.