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Child monitors blaze a trail in Africa in protecting rights

Empowered child government monitors in the Western Cape are making their mark

18 July 2022 - 20:31

Thirty dusty kilometres off the N7 north to Namibia, past a scattering of sheep and dams, is the one-time missionary outpost of Rietpoort, where Ruan Klaase lives. Every school day the 14-year-old walks out of the village and climbs a boulder, spray painted with “Tiek Tok” graffiti, to get cellphone signal...

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