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

Chapter 4 : Children’s Courts

Part 2 : Court proceedings

58. Rights of persons to adduce evidence, question witnesses and produce argument


The following persons have the right to adduce evidence in a matter before a children’s court and, with the permission of the presiding officer of the children's court, to question or cross-examine a witness or to address the court in argument:

(a) A child involved in the matter;
(b) a parent of the child;
(c) a person who has parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child;
(d) a care-giver of the child;
(e) a person whose rights may be affected by an order that may be made by the court in those proceedings; and
(f) a person who the court decides has a sufficient interest in the matter.