Transitional Support for Youth Leaving Care

Mamelani Projects, based in Cape Town, has developed a programme of support for young people transitioning out of state care. Recently, Mamelani has been engaging with key stakeholders in this sector, in an eff ort to articulate practice guidelines for a transitional care model that could be utilised by the sector more broadly. In this […]

Tackling the registration issues experienced by unregistered child care facilities

The South African Children’s Act regulates the registration of what it terms child and youth care centres. Children in unregistered facilities often lack social work services, and thus miss out on opportunities to be reunified with their families, or to be fostered or adopted. Despite the undeniable benefits of registration, there are concerns that the […]

The Centre for Child Law on strategic impact litigation

Based on a learning brief prepared by the Centre for Child Law Although the legal framework for children’s rights in South Africa is extremely progressive, the fact that South Africa is a developing country means that the realization of the rights guaranteed to children presents a great challenge. As a result, it is necessary that […]