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

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transport, such as the provision of bicycles, needs to be investigated. This could be achieved with the cooperation of the private sector. Lead institution: DrE. Secondary institution: DT. New Policy? Yes. Costs: No additional costs beyond existing policy proposal. Time line: within three years of adoption of policy. (99) Information on the specific needs and problems of children who are working and the relevant elements of a Child Labour Action Programme and the applicable legislation should be introduced in the training of teachers, included in the school curriculum (life skills) and disseminated to managers of schools, teachers and governing bodies. Lead institution: DrE; Secondary institutions: NGOs, Trade Unions. New policy? Yes. Once off costs: minimal. Recurrent costs: minimal. Time line: To be introduced within two years of adoption of policy. (102) Training children, parents, teachers, trade unions and employers on (a) occupational safety and health, including regulations issued in terms of (100), children's rights and general resources available, and (b) also training subsistence farmers on the hazards of subsistence farming, and the guidelines drawn up in terms of (101). Lead institution: DL; Secondary institutions: DE, DSD, DH and NGOs. New policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: minimal. Recurrent cost: minimal to moderate. ILO funding: cover the cost of developing a strategy and the necessary material. Time line: within three years of adoption of policy. (120) Reconsider the education component of the equitable share formula for provinces and the age-related provisions for exemption from school fees. Lead institution: NT; Secondary institution: DrE. New policy? Yes. Costs: Redistribution rather than additional cost. (128) Giving support while the child is on the street, including the provision of at least basic education to ensure minimum-level literacy and skills. This could possibly be done through halfway houses where children could gradually be phased into or back to the education system. When implementing Education White Paper 6 on inclusion, programmes can be adapted in this regard. Lead institution: DrE. Secondary institution: NGOs. New Policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: moderate (further design). Recurrent cost: moderate. Time line: plan to expand to be in place within three years of adoption of policy. (130) A plan should be drafted for effective cooperation between DHA, SAPS, DH and the education departments, to ensure that child refugees are not arrested, are handled in accordance with existing laws and regulations, and are not denied access to school and health care services. Lead institution: DSD. Secondary institutions: DHA, SAPS, DrE, DH. New Policy? Elaboration of existing policy. Once off cost: minimal. Recurrent cost: minimal. Time line: within three years of adoption of policy. ILO funding: to cover research required to possible alternatives and costs related to the facilitation of a process leading to closer cooperation 6. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Policy measures requiring the attention of the above institution, as provided for in the CLAP, are collated below.
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