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South Africa needs to introduce tougher legislation to protect the country's children from all forms of abuse, Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana said on National Children's Day.
In a bid to halt farm evictions in South Africa, the government is to propose legislation giving farmworkers tenure security. The Department of Housing wants to break the link between workers' employment contracts and their right to reside on farms.
The Constitutional Court has given the go-ahead for politicians to cross the floor and join another political party without losing their seats, in a ruling which is likely to make a significant impact on the countrys political landscape.