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Child Care Act, 1983 (Act No. 74 of 1983)

Chapter 9 : General provisions

62. Amendment of section 25 of Act 25 of 1961


Section 25 of the Marriage Act, 1961, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection -


"1) If a commissioner of child welfare defined in section 1 of the [Children’s Act, 1960 (Act No. 33 of 1960] Child Care Act, 1983, is after proper inquiry satisfied that a minor who is resident in the district or area in respect of which he holds office has no parent or guardian or is for any good reason unable to obtain the consent of his parents or guardian to enter into a marriage, such commissioner of child welfare may in his discretion grant written consent to such minor to marry a specified person, but such commissioner of child welfare shall not grant his consent [if the minor is such a pupil or child as is mentioned in paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section fifty-nine of the said Act or] if one or other parent of the minor whose consent is required by law or his guardian refuses to grant consent to the marriage."