Many serious questions are being raised about the state of democracy and politics in South Africa at this time. Over the course of 2013, there have been a number of initiatives to discuss and engage with questions of civil society’s role and place in South Africa’s democracy nearly 20 years down the line.
The Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality (WEGE) Bill has been introduced in parliament. At this point we are unsure of when parliament will hold public hearings on the Bill. It may be this year or in the first months of next year.
This publication documents "best practice" examples pertaining to a number of child justice issues drawn from a wide variety of African countries, namely Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda including South Africa. It is a manual which is suitable for use by policy makers, non-governmental organizations and persons concerned with the implementation of child justice reforms and it highlights innovative local practices that can be replicated between African countries.