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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

The child's right to play: A policy brief for South Africa

Date :
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00
Location :
CMI Building, Braamfontein

Play is the most important activity of childhood – yet the one that adults neglect the most!

When the South African Government signed and ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) it became responsible to meet certain obligations to provide for the best interests of all children.  ACTPSA commissioned a Policy Document to review the status of the Right to Play in Southern Africa (Article 31 – UNCRC and Article 12 – ACRWC). 

The launch of The Child’s Right to Play: a policy brief for South Africa will take place on 31 May 2017.  The programme includes a presentation by Senior Landscape Architect of GIBB Engineering and Architecture, Lizelle Wolmarans, who has been involved in the development of several playgrounds.  After a short overview of the global neglect of play and the play policies put in place by various South African government departments, we will consider the way forward.  Each participant will receive a copy of the Play Policy Brief.

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