Happy Youth Day, South Africa! Why not take our Youth Day Quiz?
a) Chris Hani
b) Hector Pieterson
c) Hastings Ndlovu
2. The child support grant paid out by the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to qualifying parents/ primary caregivers who earn less than R42000 per year (single person, R84000 if married) amounts to ______ per month.
3. True or False. As a parent you may agree to corporal punishment (whipping/ smacking) of your child by a teacher in light of your religious beliefs, provided you grant this permission in writing.
a) True. Christian Education South Africa v Minister of Education 2000 = total ban on corporal punishment at school = unconstitutionally limits the religious rights of parents who see corporal punishment as a biblical responsibility.
b) False. Christian Education South Africa v Minister of Education 2000 = total ban on corporal punishment at school = justifiable limitation in an open and democratic society. Also important is the child’s right to dignity and to be free from all forms of violence.
4. In which state/ country is the use of force by parents to correct child behaviour/ discipline children strictly forbidden, unless it is for example to keep children from touching a hot stove or carry a protesting child out of a supermarket?
c) South Africa
5. Lucy is a single mother residing in Cape Town. Lucy needs to apply for a maintenance order against the biological father, Mike. He stays in Johannesburg. Does Lucy approach the Court in Cape Town or travel to Johannesburg? Which Maintenance Court has jurisdiction to consider Lucy’s application?
a) You need to apply for maintenance in the region where the person you are claiming maintenance from resides.
b) You can apply for maintenance at any Maintenance Court in South Africa.
c) You need to apply for maintenance in the region where the dependent child you are claiming maintenance for resides.
6. The most important consideration used when a court needs to make a decision in a maintenance/ contact dispute or any other matter concerning a child.
a) The best interests of the child standard, which is of paramount importance.
b) The four parental rights and responsibilities: to care for the child, to maintain contact with the child, to act as guardian of the child and to contribute to the maintenance of the child.
c) The decision must strengthen family and community structures.
Hope you enjoyed an enlightening Youth Day! By the way, how did you score?