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

Chapter 4 : Children’s Courts

Part 3 : Pre-hearing conferences, family group conferences, other lay-forums and settling matters out of court

72. Settling of matters out of court


(1) If a matter is settled out of court and the settlement is accepted by all parties involved in the matter, the clerk of the children's court must submit the settlement to the children’s court for confirmation or rejection.


(2) The court must consider the settlement and, if it is in the best interests of the child, may—
(a) confirm the settlement and make it an order of court;
(b) before deciding the matter, refer the settlement back to the parties for reconsideration of any specific issues; or
(c) reject the settlement.