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

Chapter 2 : General Principles

8. Application


(1) The rights which a child has in terms of this Act supplement the rights which a child has in terms of the Bill of Rights.


(2) All organs of state in any sphere of government and all officials, employees and representatives of an organ of state must respect, protect and promote the rights of children contained in this Act.


(3) A provision of this Act binds both natural or juristic persons, to the extent that it is applicable, taking into account the nature of the right and the nature of any duty imposed by the right.