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

Chapter 21 : Administration of Act

310. Delegation of powers and duties by Director-General


(1) The Director-General may delegate any power or duty assigned to him or her in terms of this Act to—
(a) an official in the employ of the Department;
(b) any organ of state, by agreement with that organ of state.


(2) A delegation in terms of subsection (1)-
(a) is subject to any limitations, conditions and directions which the Director-General may impose;
(b) must be in writing;
(c) may include the power to sub-delegate, in the case of a delegation in terms of subsection (1)(b); and
(d) does not divest the Director-General of the responsibility concerning the exercise of the power or the performance of the duty.


(3) The Director-General may—
(a) confirm, vary or revoke any decision taken in consequence of a delegation or sub-delegation in terms of this section, subject to any rights that may have accrued to a person as a result of the decision; and
(b) at any time withdraw a delegation.