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Welfare Laws Amendment Bill (B90B-1997)


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To amend the Child Care Act, 1983, so as to broaden the provisions granting exemption to certain categories of persons who may care for certain children apart from their parents for a period longer than 14 days; and to remove the provisions that overlap with the provisions of the Social Assistance Act, 1992, that provide for state contributions to the maintenance by foster parents of foster children; to amend the Social Assistance Act, 1992, so as to provide for uniformity of, equality of access to, and effective regulation, of social assistance throughout the Republic; to introduce the child-support grant; to do away with capitation grants; to abolish maintenance grants subject to the phasing out of existing maintenance grants over a period not exceeding three years; to provide for the delegation of certain powers; and to extend the application of the provisions of the Act to all areas in the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.



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