n Without Prejudice - Giving children the protection they need : family law

Volume 11, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The Children's Act, which came into full operation on April 1 2010, is the main piece of legislation providing a safety blanket to countless voiceless, vulnerable children in South Africa. However, the law is often inscrutable to outsiders and even more so to children. Legal practitioners need to be aware of the protection afforded to children so that we may act on their behalf, because they are not equipped to protect themselves.

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