Monday, 26 October 2015

Children’s Amendment Bills: Ubuntu and the ongoing child protection debate

An interesting read:

The public hearings held by the government portfolio committee tasked with assessing the Children’s Amendment Bills were a stark reminder that many sectors of government still believe that ubuntu is the panacea for all of our orphans’ ills. In the context of child protection, ubuntu is epitomised by community-based care and the principle that no child is left behind. But ubuntu alone is not the solution.

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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Can new fathers take maternity leave?

Q & A on News 24

QUESTION: My partner and I, a couple in a registered civil union, are planning to have a baby, either through a surrogate or adoption. While this is very exciting, it is also stressful as both my partner and I have full-time employment. Would either my partner or I qualify for maternity leave?

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