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Foster care grants at risk – again

Delays in amending legislation have left foster parents at the mercy of an overburdened system

The farm, the millions and Patricia De Lille

An irregular farm lease is at the centre of a legal tussle between Patricia de Lille and her suspended director general at public works

Summing up the legal battles fought for better schools

We summarise the legal battles fought to improve the quality of education in South Africa.

High court forbids expulsion of undocumented children

This follows an application by the Centre for Child Law, Phakamisa High School and 37 children — represented by the Legal Resources Centre against DBE

Schools expel children with no IDs

A case at the Makhanda high court this week could be the only hope for those who don’t have birth certificates to attend school

Migrant children’s education must be ensured, not promised

Although the education of children of immigrants is protected in the Bill of Rights, it is labelled an offence in the Immigration Act

Vetting lapse puts pupils at risk

Would-be teachers require police clearance certificates but these are not being produced

Sons and daughters of no country

If amendments to the Births and Deaths Registration Act are approved, children of migrants might find it even more difficult to access basic services

Landmark moment for children’s rights in South Africa

The constitutionality of corporal punishment in the home will be determined by the apex court

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'

No proof of birth, no education

An undocumented mother’s fight to get her children schooled highlights flaws in the law

NGOs: Children’s rights forgotten in election manifestos

A number of NGOs have pointed out that children's rights to education and healthcare are not considered an election issue by parties, but should be.

Schools left in an intolerable infrastructure limbo

Priority rescues must be planned for schools where pupils' safety and health are now at risk.

Eastern Cape schools still without desks and chairs

The Eastern Cape education department has allegedly failed to comply with a court order, leaving thousands of pupils without school desks and chairs.

Basic education department ordered to fill vacant Eastern Cape teaching posts

The Grahamstown High Court has ordered the department of basic education to fill vacant posts in Eastern Cape public schools by November.

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