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Parental rights during the lockdown

Parental rights during the lockdown On 23 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nationwide 21-day lockdown, which was extended by a further two weeks on 9 April 2020.On 30 March 2020, Social Services Minister Lindiwe Zulu issued Directions in terms of Regulation 10(5) of the Regulations made under Section 27(2) of the Disaster Management […]

Parental rights in changing times

Parental rights in changing times When it comes to the structure of families, Bob Dylan described it adequately when he said, “the times they are a-changing’”. The liberation of sexual orientation and rise in popularity of alternative families have changed what society sees as the “norm” for families. The question is whether legislation has changed […]

Who will take care of your children after your death?

The Children’s Act, 38 of 2005 (hereinafter referred to as the Children’s Act) governs the laws relating to the care, contact and the protection of children. The guiding principle, in all matters, is the best interest of the child. Section 27 of the Children’s Act states: Assignment of guardianship and care: (1) (a) A parent who […]

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