Public hearings on the Children’s Bill were held in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on 11 October 2005. The following organisations made submissions:

For a full list of all the submissions presented on the day, please see the programme for hearings, and for copies of submissions not listed above, please visit the Parliamentary Monitoring Group website.

The NCOP deliberations concentrated on a few key debates. These included virginity testing and age of consent for medical treatment. For more information on these key debates, please see the following documents: