This is the penultimate issue of the SAJP with me as editor (as readers may be aware, Prof.
Anthony Pillay will assume editorship from 1 January 2013). In this issue, I would like to air an issue
that has been troubling me increasingly in recent years.
I will begin by sharing a few thoughts on my experiences as a researcher in disadvantaged areas
in South Africa and then relate these experiences to the question of children’s rights. More particularly,
I will deal with the plight of so many children in the country and suggest ways of improving
their situation. I will then briefly review the contributions of a general nature in this issue.