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

Some of these issues are addressed in the draft

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Some of these issues are addressed in the draft Children’s Bill. Others are addressed in other domestic South African legislation, such as the existing Child Care Act, 1983; the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997; the Human Tissues Act, 1983; the Corruption Act, 1992; and the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, 1998. The SALRC is also looking at this topic more broadly, and publication of an Issue Paper on Trafficking in Persons, which will include trafficking of children for purposes of labour, is imminent. Again, there are likely to be delays in implementation. A national register of missing or lost children is available at www.missingkids.co.za, as a state- sponsored service for parents and caregivers to search for lost, runaway or abducted children. In the interim, the following actions should be taken in respect of trafficking (across borders and within South Africa): (39) A directive should be issued to all prosecutors that trafficking and other worst forms of child labour should be viewed seriously , prosecuted effectively and vigorously and added to the existing list of serious crimes. Lead institution: NProsAuth* . New policy? Yes. Once off cost: nil. Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: within one year of adoption of policy.’ (40) The JCPS cluster of directors-generals should take responsibility for dealing with trafficking until explicit legislation on trafficking is promulgated. The cluster includes DJ, DHA, SAPS and SANDF. Lead institution: DJ . Secondary institutions: DHA, SAPS. New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: nil / minimal / moderate / significant. Recurrent cost: SAPS – already funded within SAPS baseline. Time line: within one year of adoption of policy. (41) South Africa should sign, ratify, and implement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime , and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children . Lead institution: DFA . Secondary
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Page 40 Proposed action – by forms of harm Draft 4,10 Oct 2003 institutions: DL, SAPS, DJ, SALRC . New policy? No, in process of being ratified. Once off cost: nil. Recurrent cost: nil. Time line: within one year of adoption of policy. (42) SAPS and DHA should develop guidelines and procedures to enable the rapid and accurate identification of trafficked persons and children. Lead institution: SAPS* . Secondary institution: DHA *. New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: minimal. Recurrent cost: moderate, but already included in SAPS baseline budget. Time line: within two years of adoption of policy. (43) DL should assume responsibility for monitoring and inspecting instances of employment -related trafficking . They should collaborate with the DHA and SAPS in this regard. Lead institution: DL . Secondary institutions: DHA* and SAPS* . New policy? Yes. Once off cost: moderate (staffing and training costs). Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: within two years of adoption of policy.
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