n Annual Survey of South African Law - Law of persons

Volume 2013, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-4605



In terms of the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008, a child who is accused of having committed a crime may be diverted away from formal court procedures even though he or she has the capacity to incur criminal liability (ss 41(1) and 49(1)(b)). This diversion may only be to an accredited diversion programme and diversion service provider (s 56(1) read with the definition of 'diversion' in s 1). In September 2013, the Minister of Social Development published the names and details of entities that have been accredited to provide diversion programmes and diversion services in various provinces (GN 686 36843 of 13 September 2013).

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