Member profile Browse all members Ms. Maria Moate Member since 2019 Organization: Tshinangwe Trading and Projects Country: South Africa Field(s) of expertise: Livestock I am working on: Pig Farming
Ms. Maria Moate
South African has attached great importance to the elimination of all forms of child labour. This is made possible through its Constitution under Section 2(1) (f); the support to the ILO programmes, adoption of a programme of action towards the elimination of all forms of child labour. The department of Labour is the lead department in the process.
Challenges Agriculture in the rural areas need to be addressed in order to effectively provide for policies and strategies to help end child labour in agriculture. Rural areas are characterised by poverty, low level of education, minimal basic services and lack of alternative economic opportunities. In some instances child labour occur out of desperation to make a living and at times parents are part of the problem. Children become a support to augment the minimal income of the family. In this case the problem of child labour cannot be easily detected nor adequately reported upon and addressed either out of ignorance or struggle for survival.
What can then be done: