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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

26. Proof of documents and evidence


(1) For the purposes of Article 14 of the Hague Convention a decision or determination of a judicial  or  administrative  authority  of  a  country outside the Republic may be proved by a duly authenticated copy of the decision or determination and any document purporting to be such a copy is deemed to be a true copy, unless the contrary is shown.


(2) For the purposes of subregulation (1), a copy is duly authenticated if it bears the  Seal of  that country, or is signed by a judge or an officer of the authority in question.


(3) For the purposes of Articles 14 and 30 of the Hague Convention, any document as is mentioned in Article 8 of the Hague Convention, or a certified copy of any such document, is sufficient evidence of anything stated in it.