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South Africa: Child Law

(May 2, 2008) 41 of 2007, which includes provisions on “partial care of children, early childhood development, prevention and early intervention, foster care, child and youth care centers, protection of children, children in alternative care, and creates new offences relating to children.” (Children's Amendment Act, 513:30884 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE: REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA (Mar. 18, 2008), […]

South Africa: Bill Suppressing Cable Theft Approved

(Apr. 2, 2008) South Africa's National Assembly approved the Second-Hand Goods Bill to crack down on cable theft and put an end to "losses in the form of power cuts, interruption of commuter trains and communications services." The bill requires dealers of second-hand goods to "register in associations and gives the police search and seizure […]

South Africa: Political Leader Faces Corruption Charges

(Jan. 2, 2008) Jacob Zuma, the new head of the South African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party in South Africa, faces fresh corruption charges in connection with a US$5 billion arms deal carried out in 1999, according to a BBC news report of December 20, 2007. If Zuma is convicted, his prospects of becoming […]