Bonita Bernice Visagie & Jace Pillay - Health SA Gesondheid20 Dec 2017
The focus of this study is to explore the role of lay health workers in a community organization providing palliative care to orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS, located in rural Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng Province of South Africa.
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.