Pages tagged "Adoption"


ACDP calls for national lekgotla on adoption

There are an estimated 3.7 million orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. And many more children are living with sick and bedridden caregivers. Children without proper adult care are more likely to be abused and exploited.

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ACDP says implementation of legislation on “Paternity Leave” is being held up

Speaking at a roundtable on ‘the Challenges of Fatherhood in Contemporary South Africa’ in Cape Town yesterday, ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley, (who promoted the bill known as ‘Paternity Leave’, the first ever by an individual member, or a woman) said there is a hold-up to the implementation of legislation which is unacceptable.

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ACDP concerned by threat to adoption process in South Africa

ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley commented recently on the government’s addition of last-minute amendments to the Children’s Act that threatens the entire process of adoption in South Africa.

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ACDP welcomes Passing of Labour Laws in the NCOP

ACDP Member of Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley today said that “The ACDP welcomes the passing of Labour Laws Amendment Act in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) yesterday afternoon that will significantly impact on workers and their families”.

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ACDP covers cost of 10 days parental leave for staff in recognition of anticipated new law

ACDP Member of Parliament Cheryllyn Dudley this afternoon gave an update regarding the Labour Laws Amendment Bill, which provides for fathers and adoptive parents to take leave.

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ACDP's Cheryllyn Dudley thanks contributors as parental and adoption leave bill heads for Ramaphosa’s desk to be signed into law

The Select Committee on Economic and Business Development deliberated and finalised the Labour Laws Amendment Bill yesterday (Tuesday, August 7).

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