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If you have an enquiry regarding child law matters, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will get back to you as soon as possible. In your email, please include the following:

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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

Map

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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

18 April 2018

Story 1:

Centre for Child Law receives judgment clarifying law on powers of children's courts to hear adoption matters
involving non-South African children resident in South Africa.

The Presiding Officer of the Children's Court, Johannesburg refused to hear an adoption application on the basis that the
child involved is a Zimbabwean citizen whose visa had expired.

The man trying to adopt the child was married to the child's mother and had become a father to him. The child had no contact
with his biological father and had no family in Zimbabwe.

The presiding officer's decision not to hear the adoption application was challenged in the Johannesburg High Court, where
Judge Kathree-Setiloane found that, for the purposes of determining whether the Children's Court has jurisdiction to hear a matter,
it is irrelevant whether a child is a foreign national or whether the child is legally or illegally in the country.

Read the judgment here.

Story 2:

Centre for Child Law assists a child with cerebral palsy to access education

The Centre for Child Law has assisted an 11 year old boy (A) with cerebral palsy to access education in a special school equipped to meet
his education and care needs.

A's parents had been struggling to find a school to accept their son since he was 5 years old. Schools that they sought assistance from
refused to admit him due to various reasons.

A was eventually accepted by Meerhof School for the Disabled in 2015. He attended the school for a year after which the school said 
it did not have the staff to cater for his special needs.

A's parents sought assistance from the Centre for Child Law. The Centre engaged in settlement discussions with the Departments of 
Education in Gauteng and the North West Provinces. This resulted in an agreement that A would be admitted to the Pretoria School for
Cerebral Palsied Learners. This agreement was made an order of court by the High Court, Pretoria.

For more read an IOL news article here.

 

 

 

 

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