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.
Despite recent reports from the National Adoption Coalition of South Africa (Nacsa) stating the number of abandoned babies have declined in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, anonymous abandonments are on the rise.