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Contact Information

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

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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

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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