The Constitutional Court recently declared the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 2007 (Act 32 of 2007) unconstitutional in its requirement that the names of child offenders be automatically included on the National Register for Sex Offenders when convicted of a sexual offence against a child or a person with disability. The Court held that automatic inclusion on the Register violated a child’s right in terms of section 28(2) to have their best interests taken into account as the paramount consideration in every matter affecting the child. The Court held that the individual circumstances of children should be taken into account and that they should be given the opportunity to be heard by the sentencing court regarding the placement of their details on the Register. The Court decided that sentencing courts should be given the discretion to decide whether to place a child on the Register or not.
Mkosi, Ntombizanele Gloria(University of Pretoria, 2013)
The objective of this study was to investigate and analyse the educators’ experience in managing
a full-time school within a Correctional Services environment. Provision of education in the
South African Department of ...
Stevens, G.P. (Geert Philip)(North West University, Faculty of Law, 2014)
Johnnie is a registered sex offender. When he was eleven he touched his four-year-old half-sister's vagina (over her underwear). A few months later, she performed oral sex on him at his request. Johnnie's mother found out. ...
Da Costa, Gloria E.; Coetzee, Laetitia; Prinsloo, Johan(South African Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, 2018)
In this article, the significance of the role of theory to the research process as a prime objective of the social
sciences is focused upon. Theories offer insight and strategies for the helping professions and help ...