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

Chapter 16 : Inter-Country Adoption

258. Performance of functions


(1) The Central Authority of the Republic may in terms of section 310 delegate any powers or duties of the Central Authority under the Hague Convention on Inter-country Adoption to an official in the Department.


(2) Any powers or duties of the Central Authority in terms of Articles 15 to 21 of the Convention and sections 261(3) and (4), 262(3) and (4), 264(2) and 265(2) may, to the extent determined by the Central Authority, be performed by —
(a) another organ of state; or
(b) a child protection organisation accredited in terms of section 259 to provide inter-country adoption services.