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

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(17) The requirements for reporting worst forms of child labour in existing law should be assessed to ensure that government agencies servicing children must report potentially serious cases of child labour, including trafficking, to the appropriate institution. This should be coupled with training of officials in these agencies on what to look out for. Lead institution: DSD. Affected departments: DH, DrSD, DL, DrE, DHA . New policy? Yes. Once off costs: moderate. Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: To be introduced within two years of adoption of policy. 4.12 Public awareness-raising Public awareness-raising is widely seen as an important strategy for addressing child labour in general and specific types of child labour and detrimental forms of child work in particular. (18) A national public awareness campaign on child labour should be designed and implemented: substantial initial campaign with a sustained presence thereafter. Lead institution: DL. Secondary institutions: NPA, CLIG, SAPS,DJ, DC (each regarding its own line function), NGOs. New policy? Yes. Once-off cost: significant. Recurrent cost: significant. ILO funding: to cover initial design and part of initial implementation, the remainder having to be borne by the relevant line department. Time line: to be introduced as soon as possible after adoption of policy; initial stage of campaign to run over three years. (19) The national public awareness campaign should highlight the provisions of the BCEA. The campaign should clarify the broader meaning of the term 'forced labour'. Lead institution: DL . New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Costs and time line: see (18). (20) The national public awareness campaign should highlight trafficking of children , and should in this respect be aimed at a range of audiences, including children, parents, teachers, perpetrators and intermediaries involved in trafficking, and the general public. Lead institution: DSD* . Secondary institutions: BSA, DC, DE, DSD, DL and SAPS . Costs and time line: see (18). (21) The national public awareness campaign should raise public awareness that people should immediately report to the police CSEC or other forms of exploitation of children to do illegal activities , such as carrying of drugs and children’s involvement in the making and selling of liquor. Lead institution: SAPS ; secondary institution: GCIS . Costs and time line: see (18).
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(22) The national awareness campaign on child labour should encourage the eradication of practices where children are involved in making or selling liquor , or work in establishments where they are exposed to liquor or clients buying liquor. Lead institution: DL ; Secondary institution: SAPS. New policy? Yes. Costs and time line: see (18). (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.
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