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Almost a thousand Cotlands children gear-up for Grade R

As 2016 draws to a close, Cotlands is bidding farewell to 928 children who attended our playgroups programme across South Africa as they get ready to enter Grade R next year.

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Cotlands bags another good governance award

Cotlands has won another Integrated Reporting Award 2016 in recognition of its good governance and transparency by the Chartered Secretaries of Southern Africa (CSSA) and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

The Non-Profit Organisation Category Merit Award, which was Cotlands’...

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Over a million SA children at risk of being underdeveloped

As South Africa commemorates National Children’s Day on 05 November, more than a million children aged birth to six in the country are not in early childhood development programmes. This is despite government having prioritised access to early childhood development as stipulated in the Nationa...

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CELEBRATING 80 YEARS OF SERVING CHILDREN

On 01 August 2016, Cotlands will turn 80 years old.  Those of us who work at this grand old organisation don’t know a lot about its long history – just information gained from newspaper articles, hearsay and old records.  In fact, we are not even sure if 01 August is the act...

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Cotlands embarks on multi-year partnership to improve ECD in SA

Cotlands together with the Department of Basic Education, UNICEF and The LEGO Foundation hosted a 3 day conference to highlight the importance of play in a child's development.

The conference partners are now embarking on a multi-year partnership to radically change pre-schoo...

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Play-based learning takes centre stage

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Play-based learning takes centre stage

The Play Conference, Johannesburg, 12 – 14 July 2016

The critical need for training and the implementation of play-based learning has been highlighte...

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Play Conference 2016

Cotlands, the Department of Basic Education and UNICEF is hosting a National Conference on the importance of play based learning in early childhood from 12 to 14 July 2016 in Gauteng Province, South Africa.
The conference will focus on three main tracks, i.e. <...

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Back to Basics

Entering big school can be daunting for any child, but it is particularly daunting for children who have never held a crayon or paged through a book.

More than 60% of children entering Grade 1 this year have not been afforded quality early learning opportunities. This means that the m...

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Cotlands wins silver at the Assegai Awards

Thanks to Lesoba Difference who designed and implemented our Cotlands ‘Donate your birthday’ campaign which won silver at the Assegai Awards 2015 – the highest award in the non-profit category for the evening.

“Scooping up silver for best Non-Profit Direct Mark...

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Cotlands wins integrated report award

Cotlands’ Integrated Annual Report has scooped up another leading annual report award. Last night, Cotlands was announced winners at the 2015 annual JSE Institute of Chartered Secretaries Awards in the CSI category.

“This is a wonderful achievement for Cotlands. We work ha...

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