Passport applications and travelling of minor children from South Africa. Frequently asked questions and answers

Parents who are separated often have questions regarding consent issues in relation to passport applications of minor children and them travelling overseas. Below are some frequently asked questions on the topic. Do both parents need to be present for a child passport application in South Africa? Yes, both parents need Continue Reading

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eNCA interview with Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf on Child Maintenance during the Lockdown

Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf being interviewed by eNCA on 18 May 2020 talking about child maintenance issues during the lockdown Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf highlights the importance of parents paying child maintenance during the lockdown and what parent can do should they be unable to pay it. Click below to view the Continue Reading

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Advocate Muhammad Abduroaf representing his client in an Urgent High Court Hearing done via Video Conferencing

Litigating Virtually During the National Lockdown – How Advocates, attorneys and presiding officers are doing their work The face of litigation drastically changed during the National Lockdown. In order to limit the spread of Covid-19, the legal profession and judiciary had to implement new processes. Of these, are virtual legal Continue Reading

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The movement of children during the lockdown – All you need to know

History of the law of exercising contact and care rights of parents during the lockdown in South Africa – The rollercoaster ride for parents and lawyers The national lockdown not only affected our movement by keeping us in our homes. It also affected our relationships with people important and dearest Continue Reading

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The Magistrate’s Permit – 3 steps to obtain your permit to collect your child during lockdown

The Magistrate’s Permit – Movement of Children during the Lockdown View the new regulations on Movement of children during the Lockdown (Regulation 17) Download this flyer by clicking here. Feel free to share it. In order to move children between homes, you require the following: 1. Court Order; or 2. Continue Reading

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The Magistrate’s Permit – New regulations on Movement of children during the Lockdown

30 May 2020 – Latest Regulations on the movement of minor children during the lockdown – The introduction of the Magistrate’s Permit The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, published new regulations regarding the Lockdown on 29 April 2020. As from 1 May 2020, South Continue Reading

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