Pages tagged "Social Development"


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 encouraged by renewed focus on escalating statistics of rape and kidnapping of children

ACDP MP and member of the Portfolio Committee on Social Development, Cheryllyn Dudley, at briefings yesterday on the interventions taken to deal with the escalating statistics of rape and kidnapping of children asked the Department of Social Development, the South African Human Rights Commission, and the Commission for Gender Equality and the Committee to “investigate what part legislation is playing in causing statutory rape to be condoned by all who should be exposing it and protecting our young people.  We have a situation where an abuser can take a 12-year-old for an abortion and no questions are asked”.

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ACDP supports inadequate Social Development budget

The ACDP is aware of the critical role the Social Development department is expected to play in developing and implementing programmes for the eradication of poverty and social protection.

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ACDP disappointed that National Minimum Wage not implemented

The ACDP recognises the role that the National Minimum Wage can play in reducing poverty and inequality, and at the same time, encouraging growth in domestic demand and productivity in the economy.

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