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

Chapter 4 : Children’s Courts

Part 2 : Court proceedings

53. Who may approach court


(1) Except where otherwise provided in this Act, any person listed in this section may bring a matter which falls within the jurisdiction of a children's court, to a clerk of the children’s court for referral to a children’s court.


(2) The persons who may approach a court, are:
(a) A child who is affected by or involved in the matter to be adjudicated;
(b) anyone acting in the interest of the child;
(c) anyone acting on behalf of a child who cannot act in his or her own name;
(d) anyone acting as a member of, or in the interest of, a group or class of children; and
(e) anyone acting in the public interest.