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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)

Chapter 7 : Protection of Children

Part 2 : National Child Protection Register

127. Disclosure of names in Part B of Register prohibited


(1) No person may disclose the fact that the name of a particular person appears in Part B of the Register except—
(a) within the scope of that person’s powers and duties in terms of this Act or any other law;
(b) to a body referred to in section 126(1) or (2) on written request by such person or institution;
(c) to a person referred to in section 126(3); or
(d) when ordered by a court to do so.


(2) The general rule with regard to the disclosure of information in Part B of the Register is that it must be in the best interests of the child, unless the information is disclosed following an inquiry in terms of section 126.


(3) The Director-General must inform a person found unsuitable to work with children when that person’s name and particulars are entered in Part B of the Register.