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Many petition against halting private adoption

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Thursday, 15 August 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Family Law
More than 50 000 South Africans don’t want the government to pass the Children’s Act Amendment Bill, which could spell the end of private adoptions, says a Times Select report.

MEC refusing to support twins he fathered with employee

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 05 August 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation
Free State Education MEC Tate Makgoe will be in the Kempton Park Maintenance Court next month to explain why he refuses to support the twins he fathered with a former staffer in his department.

Reinstate wife on medical aid or else, husband warned

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
A Pretoria man could find himself behind bars if he continues to refuse to reinstate his estranged wife – whom he’s been in the process of divorcing since 2015 – on his medical aid. The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has given the man until next week to return the woman to his medical aid – failure to do so will result in him serving a 30-day jail term for contempt of court.

Son suing mother for maintenance

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 08 July 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation
A 19-year-old Johannesburg student is suing his mother for tuition fees, pocket money and relaxation activities amounting to R14 655 a month, says a City Press report.

Would-be surrogate mother gets go-ahead

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2019
Tags: #Family Law
A prospective surrogate mother (26) told the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) that she really wanted to carry a baby for a gay couple as it gave her joy giving someone something they yearned for. ‘I have a daughter of my own and I know that nothing in the world can replace the love of your own child,’ she said.

Law centre joins crèche management battle

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation
The Equal Education Law Centre (EELC) has been admitted as amicus curiae in a legal dispute involving the Masiphumelele Love and Care Daycare Centre’s founders and trustees.

Interim maintenance order cannot be appealed

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 28 June 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Constitutional Law #Family Law #Litigation
The Constitutional Court has made an order prescribing the payment of interim maintenance, child care, and contact orders, says a Cape Times report. Ruling on an application by a father who challenged that the non-appealability of interim orders was unconstitutional, the apex court held – in a unanimous judgment – that the non-appealability was indeed constitutional, as it meant children’s rights were not infringed.

Ruling sets disclosure standard for maintenance courts

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation #Marriage and Divorce Law
A three-judge Bench of the Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has pronounced on the level of disclosure required by those appearing in a maintenance court, reports Tony Beamish for Moneyweb. Both parties must now make full financial disclosure: every detail, including trusts and offshore assets, as well an explanation if a spouse enjoys a particularly luxurious lifestyle.

Mandela's grandson avoids arrest for unpaid maintenance

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Family Law
Three weeks after a warrant of arrest was issued for Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mbuso Mandela, police say they have been unable to track him down, claiming he is ‘nowhere to be found’, says a Sunday Times report.

Grandmother’s urgent court bid an ‘abuse’ of system

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation
A multi-millionaire grandmother who controls her children through her fortunes got more than she bargained after she sought urgent help through the court to see her granddaughter (8), says a Pretoria News report. The elderly woman, identified as R in a Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) judgment, demanded that the court immediately listen to her case as it involved a child.

Babies registered to avoid stateless status

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Friday, 05 April 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Health Care & Social #Litigation
The Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has heard that it was not the fault of the 33 children who were on the brink of being stateless that they did not have birth certificates. A Pretoria News report says the good news for the children is that Home Affairs has agreed to register the 33 SA children who were on the brink of not being considered as a national by any state.

FW to be sued for grandchildren's maintenance

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Monday, 04 March 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Marriage and Divorce Law
Former President FW de Klerk is again set to be dragged into a long-running financial feud between his son Willem and Willem’s ex-wife, says a Sunday Times report. After struggling for years to get Willem to pay maintenance, Nicole Noordien is, for the second time, approaching his father, claiming that as her children’s grandfather he has a responsibility to step in if his son cannot afford maintenance.

Father says he's entitled to refuse child's blood transfusion

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Tags: #Civil Rights #Family Law #Litigation
The Jehovah's Witness father of a seriously anaemic 10-year-old KZN girl has said he was entitled to refuse to consent to a blood transfusion for her as he firmly believed that there were medically acceptable alternatives that were as effective, if not more.

Department finally returns children to care homes

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Tags: #Family Law #Litigation
The KZN Department of Social Development has been forced to return nearly 200 children to a child youth care centre which has homes in three towns in the province, notes a News24 report. Last week, the department claimed there were widespread allegations of wrongdoing reported to be taking place at the government-funded Môrester Child and Youth Care Centre.

Wife wants to have baby with Boeremag prisoner

By Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd Published on Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Tags: #Criminal Law #Family Law #Litigation
The wife of a Boeremag prisoner is taking the Department of Correctional Services to court in a bid to be allowed private visitation rights in order to have a baby, Netwerk24 reports. Riëtte Pretorius (36) married convict Wilhelm Pretorius (41) in the Zonderwater Prison outside Cullinan in 2017.

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