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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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11 August 2017

Law concerning child's biological origins under scrutiny

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In November 2016, the CCL obtained a judgment from the Constitutional Court concerning surrogacy and the child's right to know their biological origins. The CCL had argued that the genetic link required for a surrogacy in South Africa should remain, as this would allow the child to know an aspect of their biological origins, as protected in international law.

The same issue is now being debated by the South African Law Reform Commission who has asked for comments from the public. The CCL will submit comments to the SALRC at the end of this month.

Read newspaper articles on the issue here:

"The child and the egg" - 10 August 2017

"New report hots up debate on anonymity of sperm donors" - 31 July 2017

"Should sperm or egg donors remain anonymous?" - 30 July 2017

 

 

10 August 2017

Unconstitutional funding cuts to schools

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The Legal Resources Centre, on behalf of the Centre for Child Law and an Eastern Cape school, have launched an application in the Grahamstown High Court to declare the decision made by the Eastern Cape Department of Education to stop funding learners without identity documents, passport or permit numbers unconstitutional. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2urckkN

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