Submission opposing the establishment of the ORC in the Department of Women

The SANCRC has learned that it is likely that the ORC will be established in the Presidency. Whilst we welcome this move, we are deeply concerned at the proposed location of the ORC in the Department of Women, Youth and Person’s with Disabilities, as well as the complete lack of transparency and consultation with CSOs, […]

Submission on the establishment of an ORC in the Presidency

The SANCRC developed a submission calling on the President and Premiers at the start of the 2021 administrative year to provide effective leadership and make children’s rights a national development priority in 2021 and beyond. We called for, inter alia, the establishment of an Office on the Rights of the Child in the Presidency and […]

The SANCRC Contributed to the UNCRC’s List of Issues for the next State Party Report

The Committee on the Rights of the Child now uses an abbreviated reporting process. Once a country has submitted an initial report, subsequent periodic reports are developed using an abbreviated process. The Committee calls for interested parties, including civil society, to make submissions to assist it develop a short, targeted List of Issues (LOI) that […]

Submission on the mid-term budget November 2020

The SANCRC made a Submission to Parliament on the 2020 MTBPS and 2020 Second Adjustments Appropriation Bill. The 2020 mini-budget represented a critical advocacy opportunity to highlight the importance of child-rights budgeting in our rapidly deteriorating national fiscal context. Pre-COVID, South Africa was faced an accumulation of factors, including corruption, looming recessions and weak administration […]

Submission on South Africa’s fiscal policies and priorities

In September 2021, the National Treasury called for written submissions from civil society as part of its pre-budget consultations. The call asked two questions: What improvements can be made to the Budget to deal with the challenge of long[1]term fiscal sustainability? In light of limited resources, how should South Africa finance key priorities?The SANCRC lodged […]