n Annual Survey of South African Law - Law of persons
|Article Title||Law of persons|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Annual Survey of South African Law|
|Affiliations||1 University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 2013|
|Pages||871 - 878|
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 GG 36843 of 13 September 2013).
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