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


Regulations relating to Children's Courts and International Child Abduction, 2010

Chapter IV : International Child Abduction

16. Access to child wrongfully removed or retained


(1) An application for access to a child wrongfully removed to the Republic or retained in the Republic must be—
(a) in writing on a form which corresponds substantially with Form 11 of the Annexure; and
(b) submitted to the office of any Family Advocate in the Republic, which must, without delay, submit the application to the office of the Chief Family Advocate.


(2) Upon receipt of the application as provided for  in subregulation (1), the Chief Family Advocate must bring an application, within 15 days after the child has been located, to the High Court having jurisdiction.