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

Chapter 4 : Children’s Courts

Part 2 : Court proceedings

57. Compulsory attendance of persons involved in proceedings


(1) The clerk of the children's court may, by written notice in the prescribed manner, request a party in a matter before a children’s court, a family member of a child involved in the matter or a person who has another interest in the matter, to attend the proceedings of the children’s court.


(2) The person in whose physical control the child is must ensure that the child attends those proceedings except if the clerk of the children’s court or the court directs otherwise.