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

Chapter 3 : Parental Responsibilities and Rights

Part 1 : Acquisition and loss of parental responsibilities and rights

20. Parental responsibilities and rights of married fathers


The biological father of a child has full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child

(a) if he is married to the child’s mother; or
(b) if he was married to the child’s mother at—
(i) the time of the child’s conception;
(ii) the time of the child’s birth; or
(iii) any time between the child’s conception and birth.