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Joint press release On the Case of YG vs State

Joint press release On the Case of YG vs State

On 29 November 2018, the Constitutional Court will consider the constitutionality of the use of corporal punishment in the home. The Constitutional Court has prohibited corporal punishment in detention settings in 1995 and in schools in 2000, and this case presents the opportunity to prohibit its use in the home. At present, the common law defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ practically allows parents to hit their children with the justification of corporal punishment being a form of discipline. The central question before the Constitutional Court is whether this practice should continue to be allowed or whether it needs to be prohibited since it violates children’s rights.

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‘Safe Spaces’ are not safe for our children

‘Safe Spaces’ are not safe for our children

The 25th of November marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children. As Save the Children South Africa , we are calling for a collective effort to make South Africa safe, particularly for the most vulnerable members of our society - the children.
 

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Get to know your new and young African “superheroes”

Get to know your new and young African “superheroes”

Do you need superpowers to become a superhero? No! But you do need to be smart, innovative, creative, courageous and passionate. With those traits you could end up “excited” as the 10-year-old Uviwe Bubu, who was announced as the winner of Social Helper Award (aka the Blossom Award) at the PowerPuff Girls Awards on Tuesday. The young girl from Cape Town runs her Mini Sparkles sanitary towels project with the help of her family.

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#GivingTuesdaySA: Shine the spotlight on your generosity

#GivingTuesdaySA: Shine the spotlight on your generosity

The #GivingTuesday Campaign has just launched in South Africa, with the 27th of November marked as the first ever official GivingTuesday. Like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday has become a global giving movement, which is active in over 50 countries worldwide and is a publicly owned campaign to share the goodness of humanity.

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Save the Children South Africa CEO assumes new role in fight to end violence against children

Save the Children South Africa CEO assumes new role in fight to end violence against children

Save the Children South Africa CEO, Gugu Ndebele, has assumed her new role as the member of the Executive Committee of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children. The partnership is a place where all major stakeholder groups come together to channel their actions and resources to end violence against children (VAC).  
 

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Save the Children calls on the SAPS to do a thorough investigation in the Dros Rape Case

Save the Children calls on the SAPS to do a thorough investigation in the Dros Rape Case

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) calls on the South African Police Services to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that the man who allegedly raped a 7-year-old at a Dros restaurant in Pretoria last week, remains behind bars. We welcome the fact that the suspect will remain in custody while the police continue with their probe.

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