Child Law in South Africa 2e (eBook)

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17 Aug 2020

About this publication

The second edition of Child Law in South Africa provides insight into the profound impact of recent legislative changes and developments in the associated regulatory frameworks, the judicial interpretation of ground-breaking case law, and the latest research findings in child law in South Africa. The work that has been done at an international level is also incorporated as far as possible within the confines of the topics addressed in this publication.

This new edition of Child Law in South Africa does not merely follow in the path of its predecessor: this publication includes 11 entirely new chapters and 11 ‘new’ authors – experts who did not contribute to the previous edition. Even the ‘revised’ chapters add value as they systematically and critically deal with new knowledge and enhance research.

Child Law in South Africa is written by 22 experts in the field, edited by Professor Trynie Boezaart, an internationally acknowledged researcher in child law, and independently peer-reviewed. The book reflects the enormous scope and dynamics involved in child law and is sure to encourage further debate and analysis.

Contents include:

Table of Statutes and Regulations

Table of International instruments

Part I: Aspects of private law pertaining to children

  • Child law, the child and South African private law
  • Maintenance for children
  • Parental responsibilities and rights
  • Legal representation of children
  • Child-informed mediation and parenting coordination
  • Adoption of children
  • The child in need of care and protection
  • Special child protective measures in the Children’s Act and beyond
  • Upholding the best interests of the child in South African customary law

Part II: Constitutional and international protection of children’s rights

Part III: Education law

Part IV: Justice for children as victims and as offenders

  • Sexual offenses against children
  • Children as victims and witnesses
  • Child justice



Of interest and benefit to:

  • Judges
  • Magistrates
  • Legal professionals
  • Academics
  • Children’s rights advocates
  • Students

General information:

  • Edition: 2nd edition
  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 9781485128809
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 860 pages
  • Published: 2020
  • Category: Persons & the Family

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