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Children: Government Resources: Library Guide: South Africa

Sexual abuse

South Africa. Department of Basic Education. Protocol for the Management and Reporting of Sexual Abuse and Harassment in Schools. Pretoria: Department of Basic Education, 2019.

Mathews, Shanaaz, Lizle Loots, Yandisa Sikweyiya, Rachel Jewkes. Third review: crime, violence and injury in South Africa: 21st century solutions for child safety, Chapter 7, Sexual abuse. Tygerberg: Medical Research Council, 2012.

Film and Publication Board. Campaign against Child Pornography. Research papers

Cluver, Lucie, Rachel Bray and Andrew Dawes. Monitoring the worst forms of child labour, trafficking and child commercial sexual exploitation, pages 247-267.  Monitoring child well-being :   a South African rights-based approach.  Cape Town, South Africa :   HSRC Publishers,   2007. G 68 E.HSRC.07.MONI

G 68 E.EDUC.10.SPEA   Watson, Patricia.    Speak out :   youth report sexual abuse : a handbook for learners on how to prevent sexual abuse in public schools /    Pretoria :   Department of Basic Education,   2010.

G 68 E.EDUC.08.GUID   South Africa. Dept. of Education    Guidelines for the prevention and management of sexual violence & harassment in public schools /    Pretoria :   Department of Education,   2008.

G 68 E.JUST.07.NATI   National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa, Sexual Offences and Community Affairs Unit, and Specialised Commercial Crime Unit :   portfolio.    Pretoria :   National Prosecuting Authority,   [2007].

G 68 E.HOME.06.INTE   Internet safety :   a guide to protecting your child from paedophiles and child molesters on the Internet.    Houghton :   Film and Publication Board,   2006.

G 68 E.HSRC.04.SEXU   Sexual abuse of young children in southern Africa /    Cape Town :   HSRC Press,   c2004.

G 68 E.HEAL.03.CHIL   Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation.    Child sexual abuse :   a handbook for parents and caregivers /    [Johannesburg :   Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation,   c2003].   

G 68 E.JUST.02.SEXU   Dawes, Andrew.    Sexual offences against children in South Africa :   considerations for primary preventions /    [South Africa :   s.n.,   2002].

G 68 E.JUST.02.JUDI    Judicial documentation /    [Pretoria :   Dept. of justice and Constitutional Development,   2002].   Minutes of Task Group on Sexual Abuse of Children

Parliament. National Assembly. Social Development Portfolio Committee. Department of Justice on progress with the resolution of the Parliamentary Task Group on Sexual Abuse of Children: briefing, 2 April 2003

G 68 ESC.CHIL.02.REPO   South Africa. Parliament. Task Group on the Sexual Abuse of Children.    Report of the Parliamentary Task Group on the Sexual Abuse of Children.    [Cape Town :   Parliament,   2002]

G 68 E.HUMA.02.REPO   South African Human Rights Commission.    Report on the enquiry into sexual violence against children :   does the criminal justice system protect children? /    Houghton, Johannesburg :   SAHRC,   2002.


Department of Social Development. Strategic plan on child abuse

G 68 E.WELF.00.DRAF   South Africa. Dept. of Welfare (1994-2000)    Draft policy on notification of suspicions of possible illtreatment of or injury to children suffering from nutritional deficiency diseases /    Pretoria :   Dept. of Welfare,   [2000].



Violence Against Children in South Africa. Pretoria: Department of Social Development, Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, UNICEF, 2012. 

South Africa. The Presidency. The UN study on violence against children: questionnaire to governments:  response from the Government of South Africa, June 2006. Pretoria: The Presidency, 2006.



G 68 E.HEAL.04.CHIL   Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation.    Child sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS in South Africa :   a review /    Johannesburg :   Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation ,   c2004.


G PWC E.COMM.03.HAND   Western Cape (South Africa). Dept. of Community Safety.    Hands Off Our Children, HOOC :   your child is my child : resource manual/hulpbrongids, parentingprogramme/ouerbegeleidingsprogram /    [Cape Town :   Department of Community Safety,   2003].

G PWC E.EDUC.01.ABUS   Western Cape (South Africa). Dept. of Education.    Abuse no more :   dealing effectively with child abuse /    [Cape Town :   Western Cape Education Department,   2001].

G 68 E.WELF.00.DRAF   South Africa. Dept. of Welfare (1994-2000)    Draft protocols on the management of child abuse /    [Pretoria? :   The Dept.?,   2000?].

Journal special editions

Servamus, Volume 112, issue 5 (May 2019). Pretoria : SARP Publishers, 2019. Shelf no. G 68 K.SERV

Servamus, Volume 110, issue 5 (May 2017). Pretoria : SARP Publishers, 2017. Shelf no. G 68 K.SERV


Dawes, A., Long, W., Alexander, L. & Ward, C.L. (2006). A situation analysis of children affected by maltreatment and violence in the Western Cape : a report for the Directorate Research and Population Development, Department of Social Services & Poverty Alleviation: Provincial Government of the Western Cape. Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council.

HSRC (2012). Child Maltreatment Prevention Readiness Assessment: South Africa: Report submitted to the World Health Organisation Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, Geneva

Mokhantšo MakoaeAjwang Warria, Carol Bower, Catherine Ward, Jackie Loffell & Andrew Dawes (2009). South Africa country report on the situation on prevention of child maltreatment study : final report submitted to the Prevention of Violence, Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organisation, Geneva. Pretoria : HSRC.

South Africa    16 days of activism for no violence against women and children campaign :   2007 exit report /    [Pretoria? :   Department of Provincial and Local Government?,   2008?]. G 68 E.PROV.08.SIXT

Van Niekerk, Suffla & Seedat, Eds, 2012. Third review: crime, violence and injury in South Africa: 21st century solutions for child safety. Tygerberg: Medical Research Council.