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Ms Pontso Phahlane
Tel: +27 12 420 4502
Fax: +27 12 420 4499
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Students

All prospective and current undergraduate and postgraduate students are requested to liaise directly with the Faculty's Student Administration in connection with all academic and administrative matters.

Physical Address

Centre for Child Law
Faculty of Law
Law Building (Room 4-31)
University of Pretoria
Pretoria
0002

Map

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Directions to the University of Pretoria

Coming from Johannesburg:

N1, take the R101 Pretoria East off-ramp (you'll see UNISA at this stage on the hill to your right). Follow the Brooklyn M7 (right and then left) to reach Fountains Circle. Stay in the lane second from right to take the Groenkloof off-ramp at the circle. In George Storrar Drive, drive 2.6 km and turn left into Queen Wilhelmina Drive. Continue 1.1 km, turn right into Nicolson Street, continue 0.6 km turn left into Roper and you'll reach the main entrance (1.1 km, at the end of Roper) in Lynnwood Road.

Coming from the OR Tambo International Airport:

The Pretoria off-ramp at the airport will take you to Fountains Circle. Take the Groenkloof or Brooklyn off-ramp (about 270 degrees around the circle). In George Storrar Drive, drive 2.6 km and turn left into Queen Wilhelmina Drive. Continue 1.1 km, turn right into Nicolson Street, continue 0.6 km turn left into Roper and you'll reach the main entrance (1.1 km, at the end of Roper) in Lynnwood Road.

Coming from the north, the main entrance via Lynnwood Road:

N1, the Pietersburg highway, will take you to the N4, the Witbank Highway and then straight into Pretorius Street. Turn left into Gordon Road following the M7 Brooklyn turn-off (Gordon changes into Duncan Road) for 1.8 km. (You'll cross several traffic lights.) You are now at the Lynnwood Road traffic light. Turn right and continue 0.8 km. You are now at the traffic light at the main entrance. Turn right.

Coming from the north, the main entrance via Lynnwood Road:

N1, the Pietersburg highway, will take you to the N4, the Witbank Highway and then straight into Pretorius Street. Turn left into Gordon Road following the M7 Brooklyn turn-off (Gordon changes into Duncan Road) for 1.8 km. (You'll cross several traffic lights.) You are now at the Lynnwood Road traffic light. Turn right and continue 0.8 km. You are now at the traffic light at the main entrance. Turn right.

Coming from the west:

From Schoeman Street, turn right into Gordon Road following the M7 Brooklyn turn-off (Gordon changes into Duncan Road) for 1.8 km. (You'll cross several traffic lights.) You are now at the Lynnwood Road traffic light. Turn right and continue 0.8 km. You are now at the traffic light at the main entrance. Turn right.

 

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Latest News

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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