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“Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse is not only a basic value but also an obligation clearly set out in Article 28 of the South African Constitution.” National Child Protection Week (CPW) is observed in South Africa annually [ 2 – 9 June] to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Children’s Act of 2005. South Africa has drafted legislation, based on the United Convention of the Rights of the Child, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the Constitution. The campaign began in 1997 and it aims to mobilise all sectors of society to ensure that children and cared for and protected. While the initiative is led by the Minister of Social Development, it is every citizen’s duty to a role in protecting children and creating a safe and secure environment for them. Children in South Africa live in…

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