Jeanette Chabalala, News24
(Dan Calderwood, News24)
The department said this year’s Children’s Parliament, held at the Free state Legislature, will tackle issues surrounding the protection of children.
The newly minted Speaker said he wanted to use his term to help find ways to help children who face challenges at home.
“Many children are exposed to bad things in their homes, like abuse and parents who abuse drugs and alcohol. These children then bring their experiences to school, leading to bullying, peer pressure and the formation of gangs in schools,” he said.
The Children’s Parliament sessions will end on Wednesday.