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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.

Western Cape makes progress on children with intellectual disabilities

We thank the Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability for sharing a progress report with us on steps that have been taken by Western Cape Education Department pursuant to a judgment handed down by the Western Cape High Court ordering action to realise the right of all children with severe disabilities to affordable, quality basic education. ...

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South Africa responds to recommendations by UN working group

South Africa was reviewed by the UN’s Universal Periodic Review Working Group on 31 May 2012. The Working Group subsequently compiled a report which included a number of recommendations to the South African government by the UN Member States. The South African government has responded to these recommendations under two headings – “Recommendations acceptable to South African” and “Recommendations not acceptable to South Africa”. ...

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