oa Codicillus - Family law : from the law reports

Volume 48, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-020X



Non-South African citizens who wish to adopt a South African child are required to make use of the adoption machinery provided for in international instruments, together with existing South African adoption law and procedures, as contained in the Child Care Act 74 of 1983 and provided for by the children's court. In this case an application was brought in terms of the Guardianship Act 192 of 1993 for the sole guardianship and sole custody of a South African child by non-South African citizens. Proceedings were instituted in the Witwatersrand Local Division of the High Court of South Africa, where the application was dismissed. The appellants then appealed.

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