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The Centre for Child Law is based in the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria. The official launch of the Centre was held in October 1998. The Director of the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria is Prof Ann Skelton.

The Centre contributes towards establishing and promoting the best interests of children in our community through education, research, advocacy and litigation.

 The Centre benefits from the funding and support of the following donors in 2017:

  • University of Pretoria
  • Claude Leon Foundation
  • Constitutionalism Fund
  • Elma Foundation        
  • Open Society Foundation South Africa
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • RAITH Foundation

 

 

Director

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Prof Ann Skelton

 
 

Deputy Director

Karabo Karabo Ozah

 
 

Senior Attorney

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Anjuli Maistry

Junior Attorney

 

Litha Stwayi

Administrator

 
 Pontso
Pontso Phahlane


Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

 

 

Zita Hansungule

 

 
Candidate Attorneys

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Stanley Malematja

 

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David Mtshali

Sebastian Mansfield-Barry

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Latest News

23 October 2017

Court outlaws "reasonable chastisement" defence to corporal punishment of children in the home

"Parents should think twice about lifting their hands to their children; those who hit children will no longer be able to plead special defence in court if criminally charged. 

The Gauteng High Court, Joburg, ruled on Thursday that the defence of reasonable chastisement was not in line with the constitution and no longer applied in law. 

The judgment did not create a new offence, as hitting a child, whether your own or someone else's, has always been assault under the country’s criminal law." - Zelda Venter

Read more of Zelda Venter's article here .

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Zita and Ann from CCL outside court on the day the judgment was handed down. CCL represented three of the parties in the matter. Download the judgment here .

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Prohib of corporal punishment in Africa

Read stats on corporal punishment in Africa here .

 

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