UNICEF Annual Report

Each year UNICEF (the United Nations Emergency Fund for Children) writes an annual report on the activities they are engaged in on behalf of children in South Africa. Click here Unicef Annual Report 2013 for their latest report – and it is an interesting read with some useful statistics. Do have a look. Your comments on […]

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Constitutional Court Judgement

On  the 6th May 2014,  the Constitutional Court handed down a judgment declaring section 50(2)(a) of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (Sexual Offences Act) unconstitutional. The section provides that when a person is convicted of a sexual offence against a child or person who is mentally disabled, a court must […]

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16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign. It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World AIDS Day. During this time, the South African Government runs […]

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Comment on Budget Speech 2009

by Joan van Niekerk, Childline SA National Coordinator There has been mixed reaction to the 2009 budget speech of Minister Trevor Manual. He has been lauded by many for presenting a budget that balances various interests as well as taking into account the present global recession and its impact on the South African economy. However […]

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