Funding for this research was provided by:
National Research Foundation of South Africa
Received: 19 April 2021
Accepted: 18 August 2021
First Online: 30 August 2021
: The South Africa Children’s Worlds study obtained ethics clearance from the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee of the University of the Western Cape, and the nine provincial education departments. Child participants were informed of the rationale of the study, its subsequent aims and objectives, and what the nature of their anticipated role within the research study. Written informed consent was required from both children and their parents, in a language that they understand, as per the university and legal requirements. Children were given sufficient time to consider the information of the study, reflect on their decision to participate, and have any questions answered before providing their consent. Participants were informed to their right to non-participation without discrimination, which was applicable at any time or phase of the study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.