A REVIEW OF LEGISLATION PERTAINING TO CHILDREN, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON PROGRAMMES OFFERED TO CHILDREN AWAITING TRIAL AT SECURE CARE CENTRES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Annie Singh, Vanessa Singh

Abstract


The 1996 Constitution ushered in a new constitutional dispensation in South Africa, increasing the pressure on the government to give effect to the rights of children awaiting trial. As a result, a plethora of different Acts were promulgated, which form the basis of this discussion. While the thrust of the Acts deal with the rights of children, this article focuses specifically on programmes offered at secure care centres to determine their value for the lives of children awaiting trial.

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