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STATUS OF CHILDREN ACT 1996

- As at 14 November 2013
- Act 76 of 1996

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Definitions
   4.      Application of Act

   PART 2 - STATUS OF CHILDREN AND DISPOSITIONS OF PROPERTY

   5.      All children are of equal status
   6.      Construction of dispositions of property made on or after 1 July 1977
   7.      Construction of dispositions of property made before 1 July 1977
   8.      Rights of exnuptial children and their relatives on intestacy

   PART 3 - ESTABLISHING PARENTAGE

           Division 1 - Parentage presumptions

   9.      Presumptions of parentage arising from marriage
   10.     Presumption of paternity arising from cohabitation
   11.     Presumptions of parentage arising from registration of birth
   12.     Presumption of parentage arising from findings of courts
   13.     Presumption of parentage arising from acknowledgments
   14.     Presumptions of parentage arising out of use of fertilisation procedures
   15.     Rebuttal of parentage presumptions
   16.     Conflicting rebuttable parentage presumptions
   17.     Conflicts involving irrebuttable parentage presumptions
   18.     Parentage presumptions cannot be relied on by prosecutors

           Division 2 - Acknowledgments of paternity

   19.     Execution of instrument of acknowledgment
   20.     Annulment of paternity acknowledgments

           Division 3 - Declarations of parentage

   21.     Applications for declarations in the Supreme Court
   22.     Annulment of declaration of parentage

           Division 4 - Evidence of court findings and paternity acknowledgments

   23.     Admissibility of court findings and paternity acknowledgments

           Division 5 - Hearings under Divisions 2 and 3

   24.     Conduct of hearings
   25.     Offence: publication of identity of participants in hearing

           Division 6 - Parentage evidence

   26.     Orders for carrying out of parentage testing procedures
   27.     Orders associated with parentage testing orders
   28.     Orders made against children under 18 years of age
   29.     Effect of non-compliance by adult with an order made under this Part
   30.     No liability if parent or guardian consents
   31.     Reports on parentage testing procedures
   32.     Offence: Personating another in or proffering another child for a parentage testing procedure
   33.     Offence: Taking of bodily sample by unqualified persons
   34.     Court orders for separate representation of child

   PART 4 - MISCELLANEOUS

   35.     Proceedings for offences
   36.     Regulations
   37.     Repeal of Children (Equality of Status) Act 1976 No 97 and Artificial Conception Act 1984 No 3
   38.     (Repealed)
   39.     Savings and transitional provisions
   40.     Review of Act
           Schedule 1 (Repealed)
           SCHEDULE 2


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