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Hearings on Child Amendment Bill taking place in Northern Cape

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Public hearings continue until Sunday.

File image. Picture Leon Lestrade. Story Asanda Sokanyile.

The portfolio committee on social development will hold public hearings on the Child Amendment Bill in the Northern Cape until Sunday.

Hearings took place on Saturday at the Thabo Moorosi multi-purpose centre in Mothibistad.

Chairperson for the portfolio committee on social development Nonkosi Mvana said the bill seeks to strengthen protective measures for children and close gaps in the child protection system and improve child foster care services.

“The bill also intends to resolve parental responsibilities of unmarried fathers and services to children born to foreign parents and unaccompanied migrant children.”

The committee started the first leg of public hearings successfully in the Province in Kimberley on Friday.

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