Former ANC President and Chair Nelson Mandela is one of the most prominent advocates for Children’s Villages in Africa. In the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa, the organization focuses on implementing childcare and community support programs to assist vulnerable children and their families.
Poverty And Inequality: The Republic of South Africa is a parliamentary democracy based in South Africa. In 1994 the first parliamentary elections were held in South Africa. They were won by a wide margin by the African National Congress, which has been in power ever since. If you want to help children, you can donate to Africa charity.
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Even though South Africa has the continent’s largest economy, many of its citizens still live in extreme poverty. The total population of the country is around 50 million and the capital city is Pretoria.
Children Need Protection: The first post-apartheid South African government ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1995 and shortly thereafter the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of African Children. However, most children in South Africa still live in extreme poverty.
Children under the age of 18 make up two-fifths of South Africa’s population. Africans make up the majority of these children. Nearly 4.0 million children in South Africa are orphaned. About one million of them have lost one or both parents to AIDS, and 350,000 are living with HIV, a dismal figure that shows how much the disease affects the youngest part of the country’s population.