SA govt working round the clock to end child exploitation

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The Social Development is working round the clock to end the child exploitation between South Africa and Lesotho. It’s hoped that cross border co-operation between the two countries will help avert child exploitation.

Children are often brought into the country from neighbouring Lesotho and forced into labour and sexual exploitation.

Children, the future of the nation but their tender age does not spare them the harsh realities of the world.

Government says policies alone are not enough to protect children. Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu says:”The society needs to go back to the old adage that your neighbour’s child is my child. She says children must be protected so that they can grow up to become professionals.”

The minister has noted that the weekends while there are many unresolved cases of missing children and many others are neglected and exploited.