Social Affairs

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Children's Amendment Bill Tabled in Parliament


A private members bill designed to increase the scope of offences that render an offender ineligible to work with children has been tabled in parliament.

The Children’s Amendment Bill is the brainchild of Mike Waters, a Democratic Alliance member of parliament.

Disability Rights Under the Spotlight

Department of Social Development

The social development department has published the Draft National Disability Rights Policy in Government Gazette 38471 for comment.

The policy, once approved by Cabinet, will update the White Paper on an Integrated National Disability Strategy.

Rural Development to Tighten Up Farmer Selection Process

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

The rural development and land reform department has developed a draft internal policy to identify suitable emerging farmers for its support programmes.

The department announced this during hearings on the Recapitalisation and Development Programme (RADP) held in parliament last week.

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