Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)
Chapter 17 : Child abduction
276. Central Authority
|(1)||For the purposes of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, "Central Authority"—|
|(a)||in relation to the Republic, means the Chief Family Advocate appointed by the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Development in terms of the Mediation in Certain Divorce Matters Act; or|
|(b)||in relation to a convention country, means a person or office designated for such convention country under Article 6 of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction;|
|(2)||The Chief Family Advocate must perform the functions assigned by the Convention to Central Authorities.|
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