Latest articles on Childrens' Rights

Children without documentation are denied their basic rights

Undocumented children are denied their right to education, and access to government school nutrition support

Landmark moment for children’s rights in South Africa

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

Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child ‘died like a dog’

Education authorities face R1.5bn worth of claims, with Limpopo being the worst culprit.

​Cast aside at birth for being intersex

Malume Ngwenya, activist with Intersex Advocacy of Zimbabwe speaks to Carl Collison about being intersex and how that effected family relations.

SA joins the global fight to stop unnecessary genital surgery on intersex babies

South Africa has raised its concern over intersex genital mutilation with the UN. Now it’s a matter of practising what it preaches at home.

SA’s children need their own commissioner, says UN

The United Nations child rights body spells out its views on how to better protect the youngsters.

Vuwani destruction: A people at war with themselves

The futures of children and long-term development are not chips to be used for political gain, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.

Ghana’s formidable ‘queen mothers’ rise up

Women chiefs are playing an increasingly important role in the country’s development, advocating for women's and children's rights.

Conflict hits Burundi’s street kids

It's feared that Burundi's homeless children will suffer devastating consequences in the wake of political violence, rising food prices and sanctions.

Great things happen when pupils’ views are taken seriously

Many SA schools lack basic equipment like chairs and textbooks but research shows they could still succeed – by taking learners' ideas more seriously.

Afghanistan contemplates law that would silence battered women

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is deciding whether to veto a "backward" law that would restrict prosecutions for domestic and child abuse.

Children should be heard

President Jacob Zuma ended the Cabinet lekgotla by calling on government leadership to play an active role in public-participation programmes.

Engaging the process

A group of children in Lavender Hill, Cape Town, are engaging with legislation and community activism to improve their lives.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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