Guiliana Bland, director of the Jim Joel Fund, said children up to the age of five “are the loudest in terms of noise, but silent in terms of having a political voice”. As South Africa’s national elections loom closer (7 May 2014), political parties jostle for priority in voters’ minds. However, children’s rights to education and healthcare are still being ignored, according to the NGOs that participated in a discussion hosted by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism on 14 April.
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