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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

21. Fees of person appointed by Chief Family Advocate


(1) Any person appointed in terms of regulation 18 who is not in the employ of the Public Service is entitled to the following fees for assistance thus rendered by him or her:
(a) Where he or she is a tracing agent or some other person appointed to locate a child or any other person: an amount of not more than R500 if the child or other person is located; or
(b) report on the social background, living conditions or other circumstances of a child or to obtain  any  other  information  or to harbour, keep safe or escort a child and, for the purposes of rendering such assistance—
(i) the transport allowance as prescribed from time to time for the Public Service; and
(ii) if he or she is required to rent overnight accommodation or is absent for a period of 24 hours or longer from the city or town where he or she normally works or resides—
(aa) the reasonable actual expenses incurred; or
(bb) the subsistence expenses as prescribed from time to time for the Public Service.


(2) A person referred to in subregulation (1) must, when submitting a claim for actual real expenses incurred by him or her, submit the necessary receipts, vouchers or any other proof in support of his or her expenses to the Central Authority of the Republic, whose decision regarding the amounts payable in terms of this regulation is final.