Children need better protection against abuse — experts

Statistics highlight poor implementation of laws to safeguard minors

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As the cold comfort of Child Protection Week drew to an end, experts warned that while SA enjoys a myriad of laws and provisions to protect children’s rights, the implementation of such laws is not up to standard.

On Monday, the trial of three people, including the uncle of a 13-year-old Eastern Cape girl allegedly sold and forced to marry a man old enough to be her father, is expected to continue in Gqeberha’s high court...

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