What is “a family”? In South African law, the answer – or rather, answers– are broad. For example, it’s not considered unusual or unacceptable for children to move between kin and to be raised at different stages by grandparents, parents and other relatives. Kinship care is a widespread and customary practice in South Africa, as it is elsewhere in southern Africa.
Lucy Jamieson talks to SAFM's Sakina Kamwendo about the gaping hole in the State's response to violence against children. (May 9, 2018.)
A new research report by the Children's Institute documents how the child protection system handles reported cases of abuse and neglect.