Having democratic elections of the first ever non-racial, representative and non-sexist National Executive Committee and Provincial Executive Committees of the SACECD in 1994 and every third year thereafter, without fail.

Lobbying the ruling party to establish a Directorate for ECD and this was achieved with Salaama Hendricks as the first National Director in the Department of Education.

Lobbying the ruling party to have a National advisory body for ECD, and this was achieved by having the Co-ordinating Committee for ECD.

Lobbying the ruling party to have a policy for ECD, and the White Paper No 5, on ECD in 1995, is the result.

Lobbying the Department of Education, SADTU, and other stakeholders in education to recognize ECD Practitioners as Educators, this was done in the Government Gazette of August 2000.

Acquiring a national tender from the National Department of Education in 1998 to advocate the importance of ECD to communities from Cape Town to Messina.

Acquiring a national tender, SISEKO MOTHEO, from the National Department of Education in 2003, to train 4 500 ECD Practitioners towards a full qualification at level 4 on the NQF, the first ever training in ECD of its kind, with a pass rate of 90%.

Hosting the first ever OMEP World Council and Conference in Durban in 2002 at the International Convention Centre.

Hosting the first ever South African ECD Awards ceremonies for ECD Practitioners and organizations in cooperation with the ABSA Foundation and the Sowetan newspaper.

Receiving national recognition together with the Child Welfare and National Children’s Rights Committee from the Presidency of South Africa, for its contribution to enhancing the rights of the child on 10 March 2006.

Co-facilitating the five year report around the status of the child in South Africa, to the United Nations, with the national Children’s Rights Committee.

Having built, developed and equipped about 200 ECD Centres in previously disadvantaged communities, with OTIS Elevator company, ABSA Foundation, Kindernothilfe and the National Lotteries Distribution Trust.

Developed 100 ECD Food Gardens in Hammanskraal and 50 Food Gardens in Cullinan with the National Development Agency.

Trained 180 ECD Practitioners in Financial Management with the National Development Agency.

Trained 100 ECD Practitioners towards ECD Level 4 with the support from the City of Tshwane and National Lotteries Distribution Fund from 2011-2013.

Trained 220 ECD Practitioners nationally in Financial Management with National Lotteries Distribution.

Held our National General Meeting from 14-16 October 2013 at the City Hall in Durban with 600 ECD Practitioners, ECD Training organizations, Government officials and Funders.



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National and International Relations

South African ECD representative body in OMEP

Member of the ABET/ECD Chamber

Member of the Advisory Council for Children within the Presidency

Founding member of the South African ECD Awards