Centre for Child Law

 
Schools expel children with no IDs
Schools expel children with no IDs
Two children, then aged eight and 14, from Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape had to leave school in 2015 and sit at home after being chased out of...
Migrant children’s education must be ensured
Migrant children’s education must be ensured
Last November, I commented in the
Vetting lapse puts pupils at risk
Vetting lapse puts pupils at risk
Three years ago, a convicted paedophile taught at a primary school in Cape Town for three months.
Sons and daughters of no country
Sons and daughters of no country
If amendments to the Births and Deaths Registration Act are approved, the children of migrants and other vulnerable groups might find it even more...
Landmark moment for children’s rights in South Africa
Landmark moment for children’s rights in South Africa
The Constitutional Court will this week consider the constitutionality of the use of corporal punishment in the home. The court prohibited beatings...
Child law centre loses SCA bid to have identities protected after child turns 18
Child law centre loses SCA bid to have identities protected after child turns 18
Media houses may continue to name children involved in criminal cases after they turn 18 and "become adults", whether they be victims, witnesses or...
No proof of birth, no education
No proof of birth, no education
Sonia Sigauke was only 10 years old when she dropped out of school in Mozambique.
NGOs: Children's rights forgotten in election manifestos
NGOs: Children's rights forgotten in election manifestos
Children's rights to education, healthcare and services are not picketed and protested over nor considered an election issue by communities...
Schools left in an intolerable infrastructure limbo
Schools left in an intolerable infrastructure limbo
In recent years, the government has made significant strides in putting laws and programmes in place that are aimed at improving infrastructure in...
Eastern Cape schools still without desks and chairs
Eastern Cape schools still without desks and chairs
"While three schools – the original co-applicants – did get furniture, hundreds of thousands of pupils have not," the Legal Resources Centre (LRC), which is representing applicant Centre for Child Law, said in a statement on Tuesday....
Basic education department ordered to fill vacant Eastern Cape teaching posts
Basic education department ordered to fill vacant Eastern Cape teaching posts
Justice Clive Plasket from the Grahamstown High Court on Friday ordered the department to permanently appoint teachers to all the available posts...
Eastern Cape schools win deal to fill teacher posts
Eastern Cape schools win deal to fill teacher posts
Schools championing the urgent filling of 3 000 vacant teacher posts in the Eastern Cape have breathed a sigh of relief after an out-of-court agreement was reached with the basic education department on Wednesday....

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