UPDATE THE WAR AGAINST CHILDREN: SOUTH AFRICA’S YOUNGEST VICTIMS

by Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
New York, New York, United States
December 1986
32 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: UPDATE THE WAR AGAINST CHILDREN: SOUTH AFRICA'S YOUNGEST VICTIMS • I. Violence in the Streets • A. Children Killed • B. Children Injured by Police Action • II. Arrests of Children • A. Arrest Under the Criminal Procedure Act • B. Arrests Under the Emergency Regulations • III. Assault and Torture of Children • A. Assaults of Detainees • B. Assaults by Municipal Police • IV. 'Re-absorption' Camps for Detainees • V. The Government’s Response • The report discusses the State of Emergency, South African military forces, black townships, the Department of Education and Training, Black Sash and its Grahamstown branch, Duduza township, Soweto, the Detainee Parents' Support Committee (DPSC), New Brighton, Eastern Cape, detention without trial, security and emergency legislation, criminal cases, Western Cape, Philipstown, defense attorneys, lawyers involved in political cases, the Supreme Court, public violence, Riversdale school, Zolani township, Natal, Tumahole, Kroonstadt Prison, Daveyton, Witbank, the local Youth Congress, Kwazakhele, soldiers, a local civic organization, the banned student organization COSAS (Congress of South African Students), Minister of Law and Order Louis Le Grange, Westville Prison, Abram Moloi, trade unionists, the United Democratic Front (UDF), Protea police station, African National Congress (ANC), physical abuse of children, SADF (South African Defence Force), the national security forces, Rini Municipal Police, the South African Police (SAP), Cabinet Minister Heunis, rifles, sjamboks, youth camps, the Progressive Federalist Party (PFP), the Department of Education and Training (DET), Deputy Education Minister Mr. De Beer, the Roodewal camp, Helen. Suzman, La Boheme camp, human rights activists, 'Kitskonstables' special black constabulary, Brigadier Jaap Venter, the Department of Justice, the Committee of Concern for Children, Brigadier Leon Mellet, and unrest crimes.
Used by permission of Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights).
Collection: Elizabeth S. Landis collection, National Archives of Namibia