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2014

Government Gazette No 38135: Regulations for Child and Youth Care Workers, Auxiliary Child and Youth Care Workers, and Student Child and Youth Care Workers (Social Service Profession Act 110 of 1978) 
31 October 2014

Summary: The aim of the regulations is to provide for matters relating to the proper administration of the affairs of, and the registration of, child and youth care workers, auxiliary child and youth care workers, and students child and youth care workers.

17 January 2014
 
Summary: Children's Act does not preclude a child from being adopted in instances where the child has a guardian and the person seeking to adopt is the spouse or permanent domestic life partner of that guardian. The Act further does not automatically terminate all parental responsibilities and rights of the guardian of the child when an adoption order is granted in favour of the spouse or domestic life partner.

 

2013

Government Gazette 37081: Regulations relating to minimum uniform norms and standards for public school infrastructure
29 November 2013 

Summary: The objectives of the regulations are to provide minimum uniform norms and standards for public school infrastructure; to ensure that there is compliance with the minimum uniform norms and standards in the design and construction of new schools and additions, alterations and improvements to schools which exist when these regulations are published; and to provide for timeframes within which school backlogs must be eradicated.

2012

13 April 2012
 
Summary: The Constitutional Court declared sections 151 and 152 of the Children's Act unconstitutional to the extent that they do not provide for the automatic judicial review of the removal of children from family care by state officials, and therefore lack a method for determining whether there was just cause for the removal. The court decided to create a new subsection that provides for the review by a court of the removal before the expiry of the next court day after the removal; and for the child as well as the parents, guardian or caregiver to be present in court. 

 

2004

13 April 2012
 
Summary: The Essential Services Committee designated thefollowing services as essential services: the whole of the services provided by old age homes; and the whole of the services provided by children's homes and places of care.
 
 

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10 July 2018

Press Statement: Centre for Child Law responds to the article on IOL titled "Abused, Orphaned Children go Hungry after R7M 'disappears'" dated 8 July 2018

The Centre is gravely concerned about the conditions reported on in the IOL article dated 8 July 2018 regarding the treatment of the children housed at Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa Child and Youth Care Centre (CYCC).

This is not the first CYCC to have sub-standard care, the Centre has in the past intervened on behalf of children who were in CYCCs with similar or worse problems and it is disheartening to see children who are already traumatised by the situations that led to them being removed from their parental or family environment, being failed by those tasked to protect them.

For more see the press statement:

Press Statement

 

9 July 2018

Press Statement: Child Marriage

The Centre notes with concern the report from the Commission for Gender Equality ("CGE") given at Parliament on Wednesday, stating that approximately 91 000 children of school-going-age are married.

The Centre is extremely concerned about the increasing incidence of child marriage in the country and the impact that this has on children and children's rights. Child marriage denies the rights of children and subjects them to a multitude of abuses.

The married child is often prevented from returning to school due to the commonly held view that schooling interferes with the child's duty as a "wife". Further, child marriage is likely to cause life-long trauma to children; particularly as children are removed from their family and peers and as stated by the CGE, required to "perform a wife's duties".

For more see the press statement:

Press Statement

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