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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.

South Gauteng Court orders that grannies cannot get Foster Child Grant

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). ...

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National progress in right to basic education for children with severe disabilities

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”. ...

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