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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

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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

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

Centre for Child Law