High numbers of children in kinship care in South Africa are putting a strain on the foster care system due to the intensive supervision required in order for families to receive the Foster Care Grant.
Robyn Wolfson Vorster - Daily Maverick 23 Aug 2017
In efforts to prioritise family preservation, family reunification and foster care in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), adoption has become a slow process in the South African province, with only eight adoptions finalised in the first eleven months of 2016. New changes may mean more inter-country adoptions, while many domestic adoptions remain blocked or opposed by the KZN Head of Department for Social Development.
Kholofelo Charlotte Motha - Children & Society28 Jul 2017
This paper is based on the findings from a qualitative study with orphaned children in South Africa, their teachers and caregivers, which investigated the capacity of extended families affected by poverty and HIV/AIDS to care for and support orphaned children.
This article features the stories of undocumented children in South Africa and the adversities they face due to their legal status. Robyn Wolfson Vorster makes the case for reform, arguing the country's current policies surrounding undocumented children are neither productive nor economically advantageous.