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Name: Children's Second Amendment Act, 2016 (Act No. 18 of 2016).
Country: South Africa
Subject(s): Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-01-18
Entry into force:
Published on: Government Gazette, 2017-01-19, Vol. 619, No. 40565
ISN: ZAF-2017-L-104330
Bibliography: Government Gazette, 2017-01-19, Vol. 619, No. 40565
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line South African Government Information , South Africa PDF PDF (consulted on 2017-05-24)
Abstract/Citation: To amend the Children’s Act, 2005, so as to extend a definition; to insert new definitions; to provide that the removal of a child to temporary safe care without a court order be placed before the children’s court for review before the expiry of the next court day; to provide for the review of a decision to remove a child without a court order; to provide for the provincial head of social development to transfer a child or a person from one form of alternative care to another form of alternative care; to provide that an application for a child to remain in alternative care beyond the age of 18 years, must be submitted before the end of the year in which the relevant child reaches the age of 18 years; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
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