Child Labour Programme of Action (South Africa)

Child Labour Programme Of Action (South Africa)

The Child Labour Programme of Action (or CLPA) is the national plan on elimination of child labour in South Africa. It was provisionally adopted by a large group of key stakeholders in September 2003. These stakeholders include key government departments, including those responsible for labour, education, provincial and local government, water service, justice, policing, prosecution, social development, and education. The lead department is the Department of Labour. It was previously known as the Child Labour Action Programme, but was renamed in February 2006 because of the negative connotation attached to the abbreviation CLAP.

The first phase was from 2004 to March 2008 and referred to as the CLPA-1.

Many departments and other stakeholders have been implementing aspects of the Child Labour Programme of Action since 2004. However, the Minister of Labour plans to submit it for formal cabinet approval only once a costing study has been done. This study aims at calculating the additional cost to government of key elements of this programme.

In September 2007 key stakeholders adopted the national plan for the second five year-phase of implementation, April 2008 to March 2013. This is referred to as CLPA-2.

The programme Towards the Elimination of the worst forms of Child Labour (TECL) was, regarding its activities in South Africa during its first phase (2004-2008), essentially an executing agency for key elements of the Child Labour Programme of Action.


Read more about Child Labour Programme Of Action (South Africa):  Background, National Consultations That Led Towards The Child Labour Programme of Action, Guiding Principles, Key Elements of The Child Labour Programme of Action

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