DESPITE inroads made into improving the plight of hundreds of thousands of Eastern Cape children, they continue to rank among the most vulnerable, poverty- stricken and hungry in the country.
These are just some of the alarming findings of the SA Child Gauge 2013 early child development annual study, launched by the University of Cape Town's Children's Institute yesterday.
Providing a condensed overview of the multifaceted research areas, Child Gauge lead researcher Lizette Berry yesterday acknowledged that the province was worst or second worst in many of the research categories.
As a result, the early development of the Eastern Cape's children ranked among the worst in South Africa.
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