- Marianne Thamm
Today sees the launch in Pretoria of an ambitious public/private R60 million initiative aimed at supporting and extending a quality early learning experience to the poorest percentage of the country’s children under the age of five. SmartStart, a social franchise, will support day mothers, parents, communities, playgroups and childminders in four provinces. It is an intervention that could have a significant impact on future education outcomes. By MARIANNE THAMM.