Parliament, Monday, 8 November 2021 – The Portfolio Committee on Social Development will tomorrow, Monday 9 November 2021, hold the first leg of public hearings in the Eastern Cape on the Children’s Amendment Bill in Umthatha.

The committee has embarked on a countrywide public consultations, as public involvement is stipulated in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa to afford South Africans an opportunity to express themselves on the Bill. The Bill seeks to strengthen protective measures for children and close gaps in the child protection system.

The Bill is also intended to improve child foster care services; resolve the parental responsibilities of unmarried fathers; and services to children born to foreign parents and unaccompanied migrant children.

Details of the Umthatha programme are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021
Venue: Umthatha Town Hall
Time: 10:00


For media enquiries or interviews with the Chairperson, please contact the committee’s Media Officer:
Name: Mava Lukani (Mr)
Parliamentary Communication Services
Cell: 081 503 1840