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

Chapter 2 : General Principles

15. Enforcement of rights


(1) Anyone listed in this section has the right to approach a competent court, alleging that a right in the Bill of Rights or this Act has been infringed or threatened, and the court may grant appropriate relief, including a declaration of rights.


(2)        The persons who may approach a court, are:

(a) A child who is affected by or involved in the matter to be adjudicated;
(b) anyone acting in the interest of the child or on behalf of another person who cannot act in their own name;
(c) anyone acting as a member of, or in the interest of, a group or class of persons; and
(d) anyone acting in the public interest.