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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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18 May 2018

Centre for Child Law represented at Continental Conference on Access to Justice for Children in Africa

On 8 to 10 May 2018, the Centre's Karabo Ozah and Zita Hansungule attended the Continental Conference on
Access to Justice for Children in Africa held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference was hosted by the African
Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and Defence for Children International (DCI).

The discussions and deliberations dealt with a number of issues related to access to justice for children including:
legal pluralism in Africa and its impact on access to justice for children; access to justice for children in the context
of armed conflict; vulnerability and access to justice for children; access to justice for children with disabilities in Africa;
and technology and children's access to justice.

A new report from ACPF was launched at the conference: "Spotlighting the invisible – Justice for Children in Africa".
The Centre's Ms Karabo Ozah reflected on the report as a child right's expert. Ms Ozah reflections on the findings of the
report; highlighted practical realities dealt with in the report; and gave recommendations on the way forward. Ms 
Hansungule reflected on the litigation and advocacy work that the Centre has engaged in to ensure access for children
with psychosocial disabilities, in particular children with behavioural difficulties. 

At the conclusion of the Conference a call to action was adopted by participants. The call to action urged various duty
bearers to make access to justice a reality for all children on the African continent. The duty bearers include: African
Governments; AU Organs and Treaty Bodies; The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child; Civil Society Organisations;
International Non-Governmental Organisations; UN Agencies; Academic Institutions; and Development and Multilateral
partners.

The Centre for Child Law aims to use the report and call for action to enhance their work in protecting and promoting
the rights of children, in particular access to justice for children, in South Africa and work towards a child-friendly justice
system.

For more read an article on the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Law website here.

 

 

 

 

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