Political parties fail to address nutritional stunting

Access to nutritious food is linked to improvements in human productivity (David Harrison) With less than two months before the general elections, all the major political parties — the ANC, the Democratic Alliance, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the Congress of...

The workforce that makes our health system work

Community health workers could play a significant role in turning the tide on stunting in South Africa if adequately supported with resources, training, coaching, mentoring and dignified employment conditions they need to do their work optimally. Among South Africa’s...

Grow Great is recruiting!

Grow Great, a campaign aimed at galvanizing South Africa towards achieving zero stunting by 2030 is recruiting for two roles: A Club Coordinator for the campaign’s Champions for Children program and a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer. Stunting is a condition that...

Flourish, a Grow Great program welcomes new franchisees

We're pleased to announce our newly licensed Flourish franchisees stemming from 4 different provinces united by their passion for supporting & celebrating South Africa's women & children. We are so excited to be embarking on this journey with you and wish you...

The Grow Great Campaign Launch

The Grow Great Campaign launched on the 17th of October 2018. The event was attended by the First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe who also gave a keynote speech. Speaking at the event Dr Motsepe said "This is a campaign that must take place in all sectors of our society in all...

Dr Motsepe warns against a future ‘stunted’ generation

Johannesburg - Breastfeeding babies, good nutrition and investment in ensuring healthy, disease-free environments can reverse stunted growth in South African children, South Africa's First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe said on Wednesday. At least 27 percent of children under...

Promoting a healthy lifestyle for Soweto’s moms-to-be

SOWETO – A network of social franchises has sprung up across Soweto to meet the area’s needs for decent prenatal classes in the townships. Story by Pamela Mkhize. The franchises are known as Flourish and seek to offer universal access to mom and baby classes that...

Stunting the silent killer of South Africa’s potential

When we think malnutrition we tend to think of emaciated children struggling to survive, but malnutrition is also the cause of stunting – a largely invisible condition that is starving the economy by preventing our children from reaching their full potential. LINK TO...