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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

18. Appointment of persons by Chief Family Advocate


(1) Where no Government department is able to grant the assistance sought or where the Chief Family Advocate considers it necessary to give effect to the provisions of the Hague Convention he or she may, subject to any condition he or she may deem appropriate, appoint any person to assist him or her, or a Family Advocate, to exercise any power or perform any duty conferred or imposed upon the Central Authority of the Republic under the Hague Convention.


(2) The appointment referred to in subregulation (1) and any condition  thereof must be  in writing and a certified copy of the original appointment must be handed to the person concerned: Provided that in  urgent  cases  the appointment may be made orally  but  must  subsequently  be  confirmed  in  writing without delay.