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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

An exploratory study on the interplay between African customary law and practices and children’s protection rights in South Africa

Type :
Research reports & papers
Author :
Save the Children Sweden- Patricia Martin and Buyi Mbambo
Published :
2011
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This document seeks to explore customary law practices which protect children and those which are potentially harmful to them.It examines the legal framework surrounding the issue and the governance structures, parenting practices and customs which exist within traditional communities. It endeavours to provide a way forward for these communities to foster a climate conducive to the protection of their children.