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

Chapter 4 : Children’s Courts

Part 2 : Court proceedings

66. Protection of court case records


Subject to the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000), no person has access to children's court case records, except—

(a) for the purpose of performing official duties in terms of this Act;
(b) in terms of an order of court if the court finds that such access would not compromise the best interests of the child;
(c) for the purpose of a review or appeal; or
(d) for the purpose of bona fide research or the reporting of cases in law reports, provided the provisions of section 74 are complied with.