Every person can promote the right to play.

A Chance to Play South Africa has a series of free-to-download resources for you to use.

A Chance to Play Manual

A manual promoting play for children in Southern Africa

Play Advocacy Brochure

A Play Advocacy Brochure outlining the opportunities, threats, and possibilities of play.

Organisational Profile

Read about A Chance to Play South Africa

The Play Bubble Model

The Play Bubble Model for enabling PLAY during the Covid-19 Lockdown

Play Policy Brief

A review of the status of the child’s right to play in South Africa.

Success Stories

Read about our progress and successes.

Play Today Booklet (Parents)

A parent’s guide to play.

Play Today Booklet (Facilitators)

A facilitators guide to play.

World Play Day

Learn more about World Play Day.

Play Forums​

An overview of our play forums at work.

Play Today Flyer (English)

An introduction to play.

Play Today flyer (Afrikaans)

‘n Inleiding tot speel.

Play Today flyer (Zulu)

Isingeniso sokudlala.

Play Today flyer (Xhosa)

Intshayelelo yokudlala.

Play Today flyer (Sesotho)

Kenyelletso ea papali.

Children’s Rights Instruments

UN Convention on the Rights of a Child

A legally-binding international agreement developed by the UNITED NATIONS setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

The ACRWC originated because the member states of the African Union believed that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child missed out on important socio-cultural and economic realities particular to Africa.

UN General Comment 17 (2013)

The right of the child to rest, leisure, play, recreational activities, cultural life and the arts (Article 31).

Developed by The UN Committee on The Rights of the Child because, based on its reviews of the implementation of the rights of the child under the Convention, the Committee was concerned by the poor recognition given by States to the rights contained in article 31.