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

Chapter 4 : Children’s Courts

Part 1 : Establishment, status and jurisdiction

48. Additional powers


(1) A children’s court may, in addition to the orders it is empowered to make in terms of this Act—
(a) grant interdicts and auxiliary relief in respect of any matter contemplated in section 45(1);
(b) extend, withdraw, suspend, vary or monitor any of its orders;
(c) impose or vary time deadlines with respect to any of its orders;
(d) make appropriate orders as to costs in matters before the court; and
(e) order the removal of a person from the court after noting the reason for the removal on the court record.


(2) A children's court may for the purposes of this Act estimate the age of a person who appears to be a child in the prescribed manner.