Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)
Chapter 3 : Parental Responsibilities and Rights
Part 1 : Acquisition and loss of parental responsibilities and rights
19. Parental responsibilities and rights of mothers
|(1)||The biological mother of a child, whether married or unmarried, has full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child.|
|(a)||the biological mother of a child is an unmarried child who does not have guardianship in respect of the child; and|
|(b)||the biological father of the child does not have guardianship in respect of the child,|
the guardian of the child’s biological mother is also the guardian of the child.
|(3)||This section does not apply in respect of a child who is the subject of a surrogacy agreement.|
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