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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 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.
On 29 August 2012, the South Gauteng High Court handed down a judgement that has effectively brought to an end the financial support which has been available, as per the directions given by the Department of Social Development under the former leadership of Dr Zola Skweyiya, to the many grannies caring for their orphaned grandchildren – namely the Foster Child Grant (FCG). ...
Together with its CLPA report, the Department of Labour has published a further report: “Child Labour and other Work-Related Activities in South Africa: An Analysis on the Study of Activities of Young People, 2010.” The report provides an overview of the findings of the 2010 Survey of Activities of young People. ...
In a previous issue we reported on a case brought by the Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disabilities which resulted in the Western Cape High Court ordering that steps to be taken by the Western Cape Department of Basic Education to ensure that “every child in the Western Cape who is severely and profoundly intellectually disabled has affordable access to basic education of an adequate quality”. ...