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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 III : Children's Courts

Part 1 : Children's Court Proceedings

9. Witnesses


(1) The clerk may subpoena any person to appear as a witness in a matter before the court at least 10 days before the date of the hearing on a form that corresponds substantially with Form 6 of the Annexure.


(2) A  person  referred  to  in section 59(1)(b) or (c) of the Act, who intends to have a witness subpoenaed must, within 15 days before the date of the hearing, request the clerk to issue a subpoena to that witness, and the clerk must without delay issue the subpoena.


(3) The subpoena referred to in subregulation (1) must be—
(a) served personally on a party by a sheriff, a clerk, or a person authorised by the presiding officer of the court;
(b) submitted to a party by registered post; or
(c) served or submitted in any other manner as directed by the presiding officer of the court.