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Children’s Amendment 2020

Bill Number: B18-2020
Status
Bill Status
Draft Bill

Draft bill full text

Published in GG 42005 of 29 October 2018

Year of publication

2018

Publication for comment (draft bill)

Published in GG 42005 of 29 October 2018

Explanatory Summary

Published in GG 42248 of 25 February 2019

Published in GG 43656 on 26 August 2020

Parliamentary Documents
DateTypeTitle
2020-09-02Briefing PaperChildren's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: DSD Introduction
2020-10-06Briefing PaperChildren's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: DSD Study Group
2020-10-06Briefing PaperChildren's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Summary
2020-10-06Press StatementCommittee Calls for Additional Presentation on Adoption Clause in the Bill
2021-02-17Briefing PaperChildren's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Implications Relating to Adoption Services
2021-03-03Briefing PaperChildren's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: DHA Implications
2021-03-03Briefing PaperChildren's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Pre-Introduction Consultation Process
2021-03-05Press StatementSocial Development Committee Hears Submission from Department of Home Affairs on Children's Amendment Act Bill
2021-03-17Briefing PaperChildren's Amendment Bill [B18-2020] - Clauses Relating to Early Childhood Development Services
2021-05-11SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: SmartStart
2021-05-11SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Ilifa
2021-05-11SubmissionHearings on the Children’s Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Equality Collective
2021-05-11SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Equal Education Law Centre
2021-05-11SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: UCT
2021-05-11Press StatementPublic Hearings on Children's Amendment Bill Gets Underway With Much Focus on ECD Centres
2021-05-11SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Ikamva Labantu
2021-05-11SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Real Reform
2021-05-12SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Centre for Child Law
2021-05-12SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Rhodes University
2021-05-12SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Bayakhanya Foundation
2021-05-12Press StatementParental Responsibilities of Unmarried Fathers Come up on Day 2 of Public Hearings on Children's Amendment Bill
2021-05-12SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Abba Specialist Adoption and Social Services
2021-05-12SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Wandisa
2021-05-12SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability
2021-05-12SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: NACSA
2021-05-12SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: CoRMSA
2021-05-12SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Jelly Beanz
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: ENGO
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Cause for Justice
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: SAASWIPP
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Women's Legal Centre
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: SAPPIN
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: InterSex South Africa
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Solidarity Social Workers Guild
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Fathers for Justice
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Catholic Institute of Education
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: SAYes Alumni
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: De Klerk
2021-05-13SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Sonke Gender Justice
2021-05-18SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Media Monitoring Africa
2021-05-18Press StatementSocial Development Committee Concludes National Public Hearings on Children's Amendent Bill
2021-05-18SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Cotlands
2021-05-18SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: BRIDGE
2021-05-18SubmissionHearings on the Children's Amendment Bill [B18-2020]: Oratile Childhood Centre
Further Information
Sabinet Monitoring Articles
News Articles
Will this year’s Sona deliver the harm-reducing liquor legislation civil society has been waiting for?Daily Maverick2022-02-07
Call for child rights bill to be reworkedCape Argus2021-12-09
Child rights organisations want the Children’s Amendment Bill to be reworkedIOL2021-12-09
Children's Amendment Bill: NGOs call for shorter adoption processEye Witness News2021-12-09
Mogale City residents welcome Children’s Amendment Bill – ParliamentPoliticsweb2021-11-28
Shocking revelations made in KZN during talks on the Children's Amendment BillEHowzit2021-11-26
South Africa: Media Statement - or Tambo District Residents Support Children's Amendment BillAll Africa2021-11-10
Call for stricter enforcement of law against sale of alcohol to children – CommitteePoliticsweb2021-11-07
Hearings on Child Amendment Bill taking place in Northern CapeFDA2021-11-06
South Africa: Concern Over Treatment of Disabled ChildrenAll Africa2021-06-15
Public urged to make submissions into Children’s Amendment BillPoliticsweb2021-06-02
Unmarried fathers to get full access to kids in new billSowetan Live2021-05-26
Pause Children’s Amendment Bill – Bridget MasangoPoliticsweb2021-03-13
ECD clauses in Children’s Amendment Bill rejectedGraaff-Reinet Advertiser2021-03-08
Fears adoption will drop further with proposed amendment billIOL2020-06-15
https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/local/peoples-post/speak-up-against-children-amendment-bill-20190304Suid-Kaap Forum2020-04-25
Speak up against Children Amendment BillNews242020-03-05
New bill set to change the face of adoptions in SAIOL2020-03-04
Government to facilitate adoptionsIOL2020-01-24
‘Bill will hamper adoption rate’Cape Argus2019-06-15
We cannot stop fighting for adoptionPolitics Web2019-04-04
MEC Fritz condemns Children’s Amendment BillIOL2019-03-01
Opinion Pieces
Speeches and Statements (Non parliamentary)
Legislation: Parliament finally gets to grips with Children’s BillLegalbrief2022-03-31
Media Alert: Committee on Social Development to conduct public hearings on Children’s Amendment Bill in GautengParliament2021-11-24
Media Alert: EThekwini to make contributions on Children’s Amendment BillParliament2021-11-22
Media Statement: Jozini residents consider the Children’s Amendment Bill as a solution to child marriages in rural areasParliament2021-11-21
Media Statement: People of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality call for legislation that will make children safeParliament2021-11-13
Lack of funding hampers NGOs protecting Children’s RightsParliament2021-11-09
Media Alert: Committee on Social Development to host second leg of public hearings on Children’s Amendment Bill in Northern CapeParliament2021-11-05
Media Statement: Social Development Committee suspends public hearings into Children’s Amendment BillParliament2021-06-16
Media Statement: Committee on Social Development concludes public hearings on Children’s Amendment Bill in MpumalangaParliament2021-06-15
Media Alert: Committee to Conduct 3rd leg of the public hearings on Children’s Amendment Bill in PolokwaneParliament2021-06-07
Media Statement: Committee on Social Development to Engage South Africans on Children’s Amendment BillParliament2021-05-30
Media Statement: Social Development Committee concludes national public hearings on Children’s Amendment BillParliament2021-05-18
Happening in parliament this weekParliament2021-05-09
Legislation: Children’s Bill ECD provisions removal updateLegalbrief2021-03-23
Media Statement: Stakeholders welcome to make oral submissions on certain ECD clauses when public hearings on Children’s Amendment Bill startParliament2021-03-18
Legislation: ECD provisions removed from Children’s BillLegalbrief2021-03-09
DSD Committee rejects ECD clauses in Children's Amendment BillPolitical Analysis South Africa2021-03-08
ECD clauses in Children’s Amendment Bill rejectedSouth African Government News Agency2021-03-08
COMMITTEE CALLS FOR ADDITIONAL PRESENTATION ON ADOPTION CLAUSE IN THE BILLParliament2020-10-06
MEC Albert Fritz condemns amendments to adoptive lawsSouth African Government2020-01-21
MEC Albert Fritz calls on citizens to lobby against Anti-Adoption BillSouth African Government2019-04-11
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