Research report - National Child Labour Action Programme for South Africa (1).doc

15 department trade and industry dti policy measures

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15. Department Trade and Industry (DTI) Policy measures requiring the attention of the above institution, as provided for in the CLAP, are collated below. Cross-refer to the number of the action step in the main text for a discussion of the background. (3) Assessing the government's job-creation policy to ensure that the jobs created go to adults and not children. Lead institution: DTI; secondary institution: DL. New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: nil. Recurrent cost: minimal. Time line: to be introduced within one year of adoption of policy. (4) Poverty alleviation initiatives, including rollout of grants, should be targeted in child labour hot spots. This should not be interpreted as a criterion for access to the grants, but rather as how to target information campaigns and registration blitzes. Lead institution: DrSD (rollout of grants). Secondary institution: NT, NPA, DTI. New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: minimal. Recurrent cost: minimal. Time line: within two years of adoption of policy. (5) Areas where children spend long hours in subsistence agriculture should be one of the criteria for targeting poverty alleviation initiatives. Lead institution: DrSD. Secondary institutions: NPA, DTI. New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: minimal (identification of such areas). Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: within four years of adoption of policy. ILO funding: cover once off costs. (23) The national awareness campaign on child labour should highlight the disadvantages and dangers of adult work that encourages child labour. See 7.2. Lead institution: DL. Secondary institution: DTI. New Policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: minimal. Recurrent cost: minimal. Time line: within two years of adoption of policy. (123) Businesses using child labour, and adult work encouraging child labour, should be encouraged to change such work practices. Where businesses receive financial and other assistance from government, and such practices do not change, assistance should be terminated after fair warning. To police this, there should be a requirement to supply employee age information in all application forms and reports from these businesses. Lead institution: DTI. New Policy? Yes. Once off cost: minimal (investigating existing practices; recommending changes). Recurrent cost: minimal. Time line: 16. Department of Transport (DT) Policy measures requiring the attention of the above institution, as provided for in the CLAP, are collated below. Cross-refer to the number of the action step in the main text for a discussion of the background. (82) The DL and provincial Departments of Transport responsible for registering taxi owners should encourage taxi
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(98) Adequate and safe transport should be provided for children living further away from schools. This forms part of the newly-published Plan of Action on access to schooling. Special attention should be given to the provision of both primary and secondary schools in rural, and particularly commercial farming, areas. Alternative means of transport, such as the provision of bicycles, needs to be investigated. This could be achieved with the cooperation
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