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

Chapter 16 : Inter-Country Adoption

257. Central Authority


(1) For the purposes of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption, "Central Authority"—
(a) in relation to the Republic, means the Director-General; or
(b) in relation to a convention country, means a person or office designated by such convention country under Article 6 of the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption.


(2) The Director-General, after consultation with the Director-General: Justice and Constitutional Development, must perform the functions assigned by the Convention to Central Authorities.