oa Codicillus - Taking children's rights seriously : access to, and custody and guardianship of, a child born out of wedlock
South African private law relating to custody and guardianship of, and access to, children born out of wedlock has always been determined from the perspective of the father. This has been the case despite worldwide propagation of children's rights since the 1960s. The author is of the view that this paternalistic approach is contrary to the child-centred approach espoused in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, which entrenches children's rights in South African law. Moreover, this approach falls short of relevant international law. End
Umthetho wangasese <I>(private law)</I> waseNingizimu Afrika ophathelene nokugcinwa kwezingane, ukuthi ngubani ozophatha izingane kanye nokuthola ithuba lokubona izingane ezizalelwe ngaphandle komshado, bekulokhu kunqunywa ngasohlangothini lukababa. Lokhu bekulokhu kwenzeka yize kunokuhlwanyelwa kwamalungelo ezingane okwenzeka emhlabeni jikelele, kusukela ngeminyaka yawo-1960. UMthethosisekelo ka- 1996 wagcizelela amalungelo ezingane emthethweni waseNingizimu Afrika. Umbhali unombono wokuthi indlela yokwenza izinto ebhekisa ngasohlangothini lukababa iqophisana nendlela eqhakambisa ingane ebekwe kuMthethosisekelo kanye nasemthethweni wamazwe ngamazwe. End
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