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Child Maintenance Difficulties in South Africa

(NPC 2017/433746/08) NPO (220-827)

CMDSA was founded in 2014 as a response to the injustices facing primary caregivers, 95% of whom are women, who attempt to seek financial support through the maintenance court system but continue to be ignored, maltreated and their court ordered maintenance agreements not honoured. Rather than protect the primary caregiver, the judicial system, through lack of action, continues to enable the economic abuse of these women and by default the children. CMDSA intends to address this through its programmatic areas and continued awareness raising of this critical issue.