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About The Regulatory Roundup

The Regulatory Roundup is an update on legal, policy and regulatory changes impacting on:

  • children's socio-economic rights, child justice rights, child protection rights;
  • gender rights;
  • socio-economic rights, including health, housing, social security, education, nutrition, basic
  • services and related rights; and,
  • the service delivery foundation embedded in the right to administrative justice and access to
  • information.

Information is sourced from:

  • national Government Gazettes as they are published;
  • judgments made by the Constitutional, Supreme, High and Labour Courts of South Africa; and,
  • media statements and other public utterances made by Ministers and leaders of public bodies
  • such as the SAHRC and the Public Protector.

A national Adolescent and Youth Health Policy in development

The Department of Health is in the process of developing a national Adolescent and Youth Health Policy. A copy of the penultimate draft was circulated for comment late in February 2012. The deadline for input was 24 February. Even though this deadline has passed, should anyone have any comments, they should submit them to Marlene Schmidt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. ...

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Report on government funding for ECD published

Ilifa Labantwana commissioned a report on government funding for early childhood development in South Africa. The central question which the authors – Sonja Giese, Debbie Budlender, Lizette Berry, Steve Motlatla and Hombakazi Zide— asked is, “Can those who need it get it?” ...

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