Private citizen wants law that will allow for elderly care leave

Times Live has reported on the efforts of a private citizen, Hendri Terblanche, who wants to change the law to allow people to take time off work to look after their sick elderly parents.

It is said deputy speaker of the National Assembly, Lechesa Tsenoli, has shown he's prepared to listen to the suggestion.

Joanne Joseph spoke to Terblanche on Afternoon Drive.

With the current family responsibility leave, it only allows you three days in the 12-month period that is used for different things like when your child is ill or when your child passes away.

Hendri Terblanche

Some people don't have children and others do, if we just broaden the definition, that is a positive step in the right direction.

Hendri Terblanche

If you look, for example when parents are terminally ill, those last three months, you want to spend time with them, to make sure all their needs are being taken care of.

Hendri Terblanche

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