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Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005)

Regulations

General Regulations Regarding Children, 2010

Chapter 1 : General Provisions

1. Definitions

 

(1) In these Regulations, any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall have the meaning so assigned and, unless the context otherwise indicates—

 

"disciplines"

means different professionals working with a person to resolve a common problem or achieve a common goal through continuous intercommunication, reexamination and evaluation;

 

"Mayor"

means the appointed head of a town, city or metropolitan council;

 

"positive discipline"

includes discussing any negative effects of a child's behaviour with him or her;

 

"registration holder"

means the holder of a registration of a partial care facility, an early childhood development programme, a child and youth care centre or a drop-in centre;

 

"the Act"

means the Children's Act, 2005 (Act No. 38 of 2005);

 

" the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007"

means the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007 (Act No. 32 of 2007;

 

"the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977"

means the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 51 of 1977);

 

"the National Register for Sex Offenders"

means the National Register for Sex Offenders established under section 42 of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007;

 

"the Social Service Professions Act, 1978"

means the Social Service Professions Act, 1978 (Act No. 110 of 1978).

 

(2)        A reference to a Form in these Regulations is a reference to the relevant Form contained in Annexure A.