For many years South Africans have been calling for a list of convicted paedophiles to be made available like that of the United States however the Department of Justice maintain that revealing details of offenders will go against their right to privacy.
The Constitution limits the number of people who are allowed access to the information, yet the public are demanding better protection of their children.
In the USA the public can freely search a list of registered paedophiles online to establish where they reside.
South Africa is bound by the Bill of Rights which protects the details of offenders being made public, despite their names already being in the public domain via the media and court battle.
The civil rights group #NotInMyNameSA are pushing for a public register since recent scandals of sexual abuse came out at Parktown Boys School and Valhalla Primary.
The United States is the only country that has a sex offender registry that is available to the public – [familywatchdog.us – 6/14/18]
How effective would be making the National Register for Sexual Offenders public? [dailymaverick.co.za – 9/17/19]