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Minister Zulu to Visit a Durban Based Child and Youth Care Centre that Hosts Victims of Child Labour

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                            The Minister for Social Development of South Africa, Ms. Lindiwe Zulu, accompanied by the MEC for Social Development will visit a Child and Youth Care Center in Durban on Sunday 15 May 2022 ahead of the 5th World Conference on the Elimination of Work Childish. 



The Centre, which has a unique model of integrated service delivery, houses children placed under the Children's Act and the Children's Justice Act, which are administered by the Departments of Social Development and Justice and Services. Correctional, respectively. 

The facility takes a strengths-based multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach and the children who enter the facility come from all over South Africa having been drawn to the Metro for a variety of reasons, including work as domestic workers.  Their admission to the Center is a security measure to protect them from child labor and other forms of exploitation. 

Some of the children found themselves in conflict with the law after being used by adults to commit crimes, which is considered the worst form of child labour.  Others were used as mules to deliver or distribute illicit drugs.  The Center was visited by the Human Rights Council to investigate the model of reception of children interned for being in conflict with the law and it was recommended to initiate programs to provide care and protection services in accordance with legal protocols. 

Therefore, the Minister will visit the center to show the progress the country is making in protecting children from child labor and provide an opportunity for other provinces to replicate this model throughout the country.

Members of the media wishing to cover the event MUST RSVP and send their details to Ms. Nomfundo Xulu-Lentsoane at 066 480 6845 / NomfundoLe@dsd.gov.za by Saturday 14 May 2022.
Minister Zulu to Visit a Durban Based Child and Youth Care Centre that Hosts Victims of Child Labour

The Minister for Social Development of South Africa, Ms. Lindiwe Zulu, accompanied by the MEC for Social Development will visit a Child and Youth Care Center in Durban on Sunday 15 May 2022 ahead of the 5th World Conference on the Elimination of Work Childish.

The Centre, which has a unique model of integrated service delivery, houses children placed under the Children’s Act and the Children’s Justice Act, which are administered by the Departments of Social Development and Justice and Services. Correctional, respectively.

The facility takes a strengths-based multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach and the children who enter the facility come from all over South Africa having been drawn to the Metro for a variety of reasons, including work as domestic workers. Their admission to the Center is a security measure to protect them from child labor and other forms of exploitation.

Some of the children found themselves in conflict with the law after being used by adults to commit crimes, which is considered the worst form of child labour. Others were used as mules to deliver or distribute illicit drugs. The Center was visited by the Human Rights Council to investigate the model of reception of children interned for being in conflict with the law and it was recommended to initiate programs to provide care and protection services in accordance with legal protocols.

Therefore, the Minister will visit the center to show the progress the country is making in protecting children from child labor and provide an opportunity for other provinces to replicate this model throughout the country.

Members of the media wishing to cover the event MUST RSVP and send their details to Ms. Nomfundo Xulu-Lentsoane at 066 480 6845 / NomfundoLe@dsd.gov.za by Saturday 14 May 2022.

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