n Without Prejudice - When the devil gets into kids, parents may end up carrying the can : children's law

Volume 7, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



The festive season is upon us and among all the merriment and cheer, parents shouldn't lose sight of what their children are up to. Several parental responsibilities are set out in s18 of the Children's Act 38 of 2005, which came into operation on July 1 this year. They include the responsibility of a parent to care for the child, maintain contact with the child, act as guardian of the child, and contribute to the maintenance of the child.

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