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Government Gazette, 15 January 1998
No. 18596     55

Constitution of the Western Cape, 1997 Act No. 1, 1998

Establishment of and principles governing Commissioner for Children


(1) There is a provincial Commissioner for Children.

(2) The Commissioner must assist the Western Cape government in protecting and promoting the interests of children in the Western Cape, in particular as regards—

(a) health services;

(b) education;

(c) welfare services;

(d) recreation and amenities; and

(e) sport.

Powers and duties


(1) The Commissioner has the power as regulated in provincial legislation to monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on, matters pertaining to children.

(2) The Commissioner—

(a) must report annually to the Provincial Parliament on the measures taken by the Western Cape government to protect and promote the interests of children in the Western Cape; and

(b) may report to the Provincial Parliament at any other time.

Appointment and removal

80. The Commissioner is appointed and removed by the Premier on the recommendation by the Provincial Parliament.

Chapter 10

Directive Principles of Provincial Policy

81. The Western Cape government must adopt and implement policies to actively promote and maintain the welfare of the people of the Western Cape, including policies aimed at achieving the following:

(a) safety and security

(b) the promotion of non-racialism in the Western Cape;

(c) the protection or advancement of persons, or categories of persons, disadvantaged by unfair discrimination;

(d) the promotion of respect for the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities in the Western Cape;

(e) the creation of job opportunities;

(f) the promotion of a work ethic;

(g) the promotion of a market-oriented economy;

(h) realising the right of access to—

(i) adequate housing;

(ii) health care services;