This chapter discusses South African the child protection isystem n line with the transition from an apartheid regime to a democratic multi- party democracy. The child protection system remains shaped by the apartheid history, thus it recently underwent an overhaul with the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. The legislation, additionally, became fully operational by 2010. Child protection in South Africa also covers the parent- child relationship, domestication of the Hague Abduction and Intercountry Adoption Conventions, and contractual surrogacy. Moreover, non- governmental organizations and church groups mostly delivered child protection services despite its result of a racially skewed, patchy, and unequal network of services at the conclusion of the apartheid.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Child Protection Systems|
|Editors||Jill Duerr Berrick, Neil Gilbert, Marit Skivenes|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9780197503560, 9780197503577|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2023|