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The Centre for Child Law is based in the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria. The official launch of the Centre was held in October 1998. The Director of the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria is Prof Ann Skelton.

The Centre contributes towards establishing and promoting the best interests of children in our community through education, research, advocacy and litigation.

 The Centre benefits from the funding and support of the following donors in 2017:

  • University of Pretoria
  • Claude Leon Foundation
  • Constitutionalism Fund
  • Elma Foundation         
  • Open Society Foundation South Africa
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • RAITH Foundation

 

Director

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Prof Ann Skelton

 

Deputy Director

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Attorney

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Attorney

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Administrator

 Pontso Ms Pontso Phahlane

 


Research, Monitoring & Evaluation

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Candidate Attorneys 

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Mr David Mtshali

 

   
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Mr Stanley Malematja

   

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Mx Sebastian Mansfield-Barry
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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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