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2014

Government Gazette No 38135: Regulations for Child and Youth Care Workers, Auxiliary Child and Youth Care Workers, and Student Child and Youth Care Workers (Social Service Profession Act 110 of 1978) 
31 October 2014

Summary: The aim of the regulations is to provide for matters relating to the proper administration of the affairs of, and the registration of, child and youth care workers, auxiliary child and youth care workers, and students child and youth care workers.

17 January 2014
 
Summary: Children's Act does not preclude a child from being adopted in instances where the child has a guardian and the person seeking to adopt is the spouse or permanent domestic life partner of that guardian. The Act further does not automatically terminate all parental responsibilities and rights of the guardian of the child when an adoption order is granted in favour of the spouse or domestic life partner.

 

2013

Government Gazette 37081: Regulations relating to minimum uniform norms and standards for public school infrastructure
29 November 2013 

Summary: The objectives of the regulations are to provide minimum uniform norms and standards for public school infrastructure; to ensure that there is compliance with the minimum uniform norms and standards in the design and construction of new schools and additions, alterations and improvements to schools which exist when these regulations are published; and to provide for timeframes within which school backlogs must be eradicated.

2012

13 April 2012
 
Summary: The Constitutional Court declared sections 151 and 152 of the Children's Act unconstitutional to the extent that they do not provide for the automatic judicial review of the removal of children from family care by state officials, and therefore lack a method for determining whether there was just cause for the removal. The court decided to create a new subsection that provides for the review by a court of the removal before the expiry of the next court day after the removal; and for the child as well as the parents, guardian or caregiver to be present in court. 

 

2004

13 April 2012
 
Summary: The Essential Services Committee designated thefollowing services as essential services: the whole of the services provided by old age homes; and the whole of the services provided by children's homes and places of care.
 
 

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 6 September 2018

Press Release - Supreme Court of Appeal asked to protect the identities of child victims, witnesses and offenders

On Friday, 7 September 2018, the Supreme Court of Appeal will hear a case dealing with the protection of the identities of child victims, witnesses and offenders. The case, initiated by the Centre for Child Law, aims to ensure that child victims of crime, previously not protected by the law, should not have their personal details published in any form of media. Furthermore, that all children involved in criminal cases, whether as victims, witnesses or offenders, should have ongoing protection even after they turn 18. 

This case started when Zephany Nurse discovered, at the age of 17 years and 9 months old, that she had been kidnapped as a baby. She noticed that the media said they would reveal her 'true' identity when she turned 18 years. As she did not want to have her identity revealed, she turned to the Centre for assistance. An urgent High Court application resulted in an order, granted in April 2015, which protected her identity – which remains protected until all appeals in this case are exhausted.

The Centre will argue that the identification of children's identities, before and after they turn 18 years, can have a catastrophic impact on their lives. In order for identity protection for children to be meaningful, it cannot abruptly end when they turn 18.

For more please see the press release below:

Press Release

 

 

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