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

Chapter 4 : Children’s Courts

Part 2 : Court proceedings

56. Attendance at proceedings


Proceedings of a children's court are closed and may be attended only by—

(a) a person performing official duties in connection with the work of the court or whose presence is otherwise necessary for the purpose of the proceedings;
(b) the child involved in the matter before the court and any other party in the matter;
(c) a person who has been instructed in terms of section 57 by the clerk of the children’s court to attend those proceedings;
(d) the legal representative of a person who is entitled to legal representation;
(e) a person who obtained permission to be present from the presiding officer of the children’s court; and
(f) the designated social worker managing the case.