n Stellenbosch Law Review = Stellenbosch Regstydskrif - Child Law in South Africa, T. Boezaart (Ed.) : book reviews

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1016-4359
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2193



The coming into operation on 1 April 2010 of the entire Children's Act 38 of 2005, as amended by the Children's Amendment Act 41 of 2007, may be described as an event similar to child law in South Africa reaching majority. Following the slow birthing process with the drafting of section 28 of the Constitution, immunization with the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the tumultuous teenage years during which the Review of the Child Care Act and the drafting and re-drafting of the Children's Bill took place, the commencement of this Act was indeed an event to be celebrated.

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