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Ninth Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition 2018

The Centre for Child Law successfully hosted its 9th Annual Child Law Moot Court Competition on 19 and 20 October 2018.

Winning TeamThe aim of the competition is to develop in law students an awareness of children's rights and child law and expose them to problem-solving and litigation in the field of child law.

This year’s competition dealt with the question of whether the legal framework regulating protest action in South Africa sufficiently enables or protects children’s participation in protests. The competition was attended by teams representing 9 Universities: the University of the Western Cape, Walter Sisulu University, North West University, the University of Johannesburg, the University of Pretoria, the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of South Africa and Stellenbosch University. 

The final round was held at the High Court, Pretoria in the Palace of Justice, with Judge Jody Kollapen presiding with Advocate Emma Webber and Advocate Jatheen Bhima. The University of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch University argued before the final bench and the University of the Witwatersrand emerged as winners of the competition.








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18 January 2019


The beginning of the 2019 academic year saw some parents scramble to find places for their children in Gauteng schools. On 7 January 2019, it was reported that just over 17 000 learners still needed to be placed in grades 1 and 8 classes. The Centre for Child Law (the Centre) is concerned by the persistence of school placement shortages in the province.

The Centre calls on the Gauteng Provincial Education Department (GPED) to remedy this through review of its planning process. In line with this call, the Centre is completing a study to highlight the problems faced by the GPED and possible solutions.

For more see the press statement below -

Press Statement


Centre for Child Law