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Annual report 2013 front cover 1The Centre for Child Law  was established in 1998 and is based in the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria. The Director of the Centre is Prof Ann Skelton.

The Centre contributes towards the establishment and promotion of the best interests of children in South Africa through litigation, advocacy, research and education.

The Centre is registered as a Law Clinic and through strategic impact litigation aims to set legal precedent to improve and strengthen laws pertaining to children.


Download a PDF of the Centre's 2015 Annual Report.


Budgets & Bricks: Progress with School Infrastructure Following the Rivonia Primary School Case

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The Size of the Pie and How to Cut It: Assessing the NAWONGO Case and the Effects on Social Welfare Allocations for Children

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12 April 2017

Centre for Child Law in case to protect community


The Centre for Child Law is Third Respondent in a case concerning the eviction of a school and a community from private land. Hearings started yesterday and will continue until Thursday 13 April 2017.

Case name: Botha N.O. v MEC for Education, Western Cape

- CCL's Heads of Argument here.
- CCL's press release here.
- Read Groundup article here


11 April 2017

CCL candidate attorney applications open until 20 April 2017

Read the job advert here. Applications close 20 April 2017.

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