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Regressive and deeply flawed, the Children’s Amendment Bill is rushed to the new Parliament

Wed, 29 May 2019 - 09:03 -- 01462689

One of the first tasks of South Africa’s Sixth Parliament will be to determine the fate of the Children’s Amendment Bill. Despite content and process errors that could expose vulnerable children to harm and increase the burden on overworked social workers and discrepancies with both the National Child Care and Protection Policy and government’s strategy for early childhood development, the bill has been rushed to Parliament. So why the indecent haste?