Basic Education launches ECD census

The Department of Basic Education is today launching the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Census 2021, which aims to collect data on all ECD programmes in the country to better understand and plan for the ECD landscape in South Africa.The Census 2021 will count all...

Social Development delivers PPE to W Cape ECD centres

Social Development Deputy Minister, Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, will today continue her drive to get children in Early Childhood Development (ECD) back to school by distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) to ECD centres across the Western Cape. This follows a...

Millions processed for ECD relief fund payments

The Department of Social Development says a total of R140 369 138 has been processed for the Early Childhood Development Employment Stimulus Relief Fund (ECD-ESRF) payments. Applications for the ECD-ESRF closed on 26 February 2021. The department said despite the...

ECD services to continue during migration process

The Departments of Basic Education (DBE) and Social Development (DSD) have committed to ensuring that there is no interruption to service delivery during the migration process of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services. This comes after the President’s announcement...

Over 28 000 ECD relief fund applications received

A total of 28 283 applications, which translates to 125 407 staff members in the Early Childhood Development (ECD), have been submitted to the Department of Social Development for the ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund (ECD-ESRF). This follows the national call from...
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