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During 2007 and 2010, the Centre for Child Law entered into an agreement with the Legal Aid South Africa (previously "Legal Aid Board") in terms of which the Centre provided assistance to Legal Aid SA practitioners on matters relating to children. The Centre sent out a weekly newsletter on child law matters, as listed below. While these newsletters have not been updated since 2010, they may provide a useful starting point for practitioners.

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16 August 2018

Press Release - Centre for Child Law and Lawyers for Human Rights ask High Court to ensure birth registration for children of unmarried fathers

The Centre for Child Law (CCL) and Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) are appealing a High Court judgment that failed to find section 10 of the Births and Deaths Registration Act unconstitutional.

The CCL and LHR have amassed cases that relate to the barriers faced by children born to unmarried fathers to have their births registered. In essence, these children's births cannot be registered due to impediments in the Act and its Regulations. The Centre and LHR are particularly concerned that section 10 of the Act and regulation 12, which prevent unmarried fathers from registering births of their children unless their mothers are present.

For more please see the press release below:

Press Release

 

 

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