ANALYSIS | The case of R: The child left behind

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According to the 2009 general household survey in South Africa, there are an estimated 2.1 million children with disabilities. Picture: Shutterstock
According to the 2009 general household survey in South Africa, there are an estimated 2.1 million children with disabilities. Picture: Shutterstock

The case of R, a child with medical and substance abuse challenges, highlights the failures of the system and of an institution that was meant to assist her, writes Nicole Breen. 

On 17 August, judgment was handed down in a matter in the Free State High Court brought by advocate H Cassim in her capacity as curator ad litem, on behalf of a minor child identified as R.

An analysis, including details of the case, was published by News24 on the 12th of August.

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