FOR SA this week filed their replying affidavit with the Constitutional Court in their application for leave to appeal against the so-called “spanking judgment”.
It is expected that the court will now consider FOR SA’s application, together with the opposition received from the Minister of Social Development and the Centre for Child Law — both of whom are in favour of the outlawing of spanking in SA law) — and decide whether leave to appeal should be granted.
In every opinion poll conducted on this issue, over 80% of parents were in favour of reasonable and moderate corporal punishment, and believe that the judgment is a concerning erosion of parental rights.
“We need more than supportive opinion polls to challenge this judgment in the Constitutional Court, where the costs for hearing this case could easily top a million rand,” says For SA in a media release.
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For more information, please contact FOR SA on +27 (21) 556 5502 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.