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Botswana

Court of appeal

 Case  Reference  Issue
Macheme v Ndlovu [2009] BWCA 49 Access
Magibisela v Mogobe [2002] BWCA 29 Maintenance
Mangopie v Mangope (nee Moeti) [1996] BWCA 50 Custody
Oatlhotse v The State [1988] BWCA 14 Infanticide

High Court

Case Reference Issue
Bampusi v Bampusi [2004] BWHC 76 Maintenance and custody
Bateng v Bateng (Nee Thebe) [2008] BWHC 496 Custody
Christmas v Christmas [2007] BWHC 319 Maintenance and custody
Cowell  v Cowell [2004] BWHC 57 Custody
Dihoro v Dihoro (nee Jane) [2008] BWHC 29 Custody
Gaborone v Motlhabane [2007] BWHC 117 Maintenance
Ikanyeng v Ikanyeng [2007] BWHC 287 Maintenance and custody
Itlhobogeng v Itlhobogeng [2006] BWHC 63 Custody
January v Gamble [2007] BWHC 181 Best interests of the child and removing the child from the country
Jimmy v Toteng [2005] BWHC 18 Maintenance of an extra-marital child
Keiketile v Keiketile [2007] BWHC 383 Custody
Magono v Magono (neè Ramasedi) [2006] BWHC 127 Custody
Magwadi v Kgomokhumo and Another [2008] BWHC 102 Custody
Makgoana v Ministry of Health [2003] BWHC 11 Loss of a child's corpse
Manyothwane v Manyothwane [2007] BWHC 307 Custody
Marumoloa v  Marumoloa [2008] BWHC 278 Custody and maintenance
Maswabi v Ragalase [2005] BWHC 70 Maintenance of an extra-marital child
Millias v Mozola [2007] BWHC 237 Maintenance
Mongwa v Mongwa [2008] BWHC 182 Maintenance and custody
Mosimanyane (nee Wright) v Mosimanyane [2008] BWHC 40 Access and custody
Motlhabai v  Seakgosing [2008] BWHC 98 Right of illegitimate children to inherit
Mpolokang v Mafokeng [2005] BWHC 16 Maintenance
Ngwenya v The State [2004] BWHC 38 Rape of a child
Nkhwa v Bulawa [2004] BWHC 56 Paternity of an illegitimate child
Nleya  (neè Morake) v Nleya [2006] BWHC 121 Custody
Ramotswa  (née Gaboagelwe) v Ramotswa [2008] BWHC 162 Custody

 

Malawi

High Court

Case Reference Issue
Chikapa v Chikapa [2005] MWHC 4 Custody
Datch v Datch and Another [2008] MWHC 24 Custody
In Re: adoption of the Children’s Act (Cap.26:01); In Re: David Banda [2008] MWHC 3 Adoption
In Re: adoption of the Children’s Act CAP. 26:01; In Re: CJ (A Female Infant) [2009] MWHC 3 Adoption
Kaluma v Mandala and Another [2006] MWHC 17 Custody
Kamakanda v Kamakanda [2008] MWHC 177 Custody and maintenance
Katimba v Katimba [2008] MWHC 130 Custody
Kulisewa v Kulisewa [2001] MWHC 54 Custody
Losacco v Losacco [2007] MWHC 29 Custody
Njolomole v Banda [2004] MWHC 13 Motor vehicle accident


Supreme Court of Appeal

 Case  Reference  Issue
Archibald  v  Archibald [1998] MWSC 2 Custody
In Re: Adoption of the Children’s Act CAP. 26:01; In Re: CJ (A Female Infant) [2009] MWSC 1 Adoption

Lesotho

High Court

 Case  Reference  Issue
Rex v Bereng [2006] LSHC 72 Murder of a child
Chabana v Chabana and Another [2008] LSHC 75 Maintenance
Rex v Chabeli [2007] LSHC 33 Rape of a minor
George and Another v Mokoma [1995] LSHC 22 Theft
Kaibane v Maqold [1987] LSHC 123 Damages
Khabo v Khabo [2006] LSHC 35 Custody
Khatala v Khatala [2001] LSHC 108 Abuse of children
Kolane v The Board of Governors of Qalabane
L.E.C. Primary School Manager and another
[1999] LSHC 96 Damages
Lekhafola v Lekhafola [2006] LSHC 17 Custody
Mafata v Mafata and Others [2006] LSHC 9 Removing a child from the country
Makoala v Makoala [1982] LSHC 68 Custody
Malefane v Malefane [2005] LSHC 241 Housing for children
Matumane and others v Makhalong L.E.C. Primary School  and others [1999] LSHC 76 Discrimination of children
Mokokomali v  Mokokomali 2001] LSHC 97 Custody
Monapathi (born Sennane) v  Monapathi [1989] LSHC 32 Custody
Monyaka v Monyaka [1987] LSHC 107 Custody
Monyamane v Rex [1987] LSHC 50 Testimony by a minor
Bernard and Others v The Manager - Bonhomme Commercial High School [1991] LSHC 100 Expulsion
Moshesha  v  Majake [1980] LSHC 11 Custody
Moshoeshoe (Nee Makume) v Moshoeshoe [2003] LSHC 26 Guardianship
Moshoeshoe v Sekese [1980] LSHC 28 Custody
Nkuebe v   Nkuebe and Another [1980] LSHC 8 Access
Noka-Nts'o Primary School and others  v  
Khaboliso and Another
[1999] LSHC 154 Expulsion
Ramafieloane v Ramafieloane and Others [1999] LSHC 134 Guardianship
Sefeane v Sefeane [2005] LSHC 210 Custody
Tekane v Tekane [1989] LSHC 82 Custody
Tsekoa  v Mokhathi [2004] LSHC 39 Custody
Tsepe v Tsepe [1989] LSHC 19 Custody

 

Uganda

Court of Appeal

 Case  Reference  Issue
Abot v Uganda [2006] UGCA 11 Rape of a minor
Akampurira v Uganda [2006] UGCA 12 Rape of a minor
Atto v Uganda [2009] UGCA 43 Murder of a minor
Chance v Uganda [2009] UGCA 40 Rape of a minor
Kabiswa v Uganda [1999] UGCA 12 Murder of a child

High Court

 Case  Reference  Issue
In Re: Adam (An Infant) & In Re: An Application
For Appointment As Legal Guardians By
Aaron Judd Swanney & Abigail Joy Swanney
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0077 OF 2008)
[2008] UGHC 126 Guardianship
In Re: Adongping Flavia Okot and Alobo Mercy
Okot (Minors); the Petition of Joyce Achiro
(Maternal Aunt of the Said Minors) (Adoption
Cause No 24 of 2005)
[2006] UGHC 19 Adoption
In Re: Alan Hodgkins (An Infant) & In Re: An
Application For Legal Guardianship By James
Franklin Hammond &Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-
0196-2008)
[2009] UGHC 25 Guardianship
In Re: An Application by Meadow Merril for the
Legal Guardianship of Ruth Alysia Hodkins
(Infant) (Family Cause No 33 of 2005)
[2005] UGHC 10 Guardianship
In Re: An Application for Guardianship of Duncan Mugero Wampande and Martha Mugero Nabirye (Minors) by Mugero Christopher (Family Cause No 50 of 2006) [2005] UGHC 34 Guardianship
In Re: An Application for Legal Guardianship
of Minors by MargaretKamuzana & In Re:
Bulemezi Block 160, Plot 162, Land at
Lutamu, B (Family Cause No. 39 of 2006)
[2006] UGHC 63 Guardianship
In Re: Andrew Kayombya (An Infant)
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0089-2009)
[2009] UGHC 63 Guardianship
In Re: Antony Owomugisha (An Infant) (HCT-00-FD-FC-0086-2009) [2009] UGHC 42 Guardianship
In Re: Application by Oloya Robina Rose for the Legal Adoption of Canowira Robert Okot (Infant) (Family Cause No 23 of 2005) [2005] UGHC 8 Adoption
In Re: Application for Guardianship of Walugembe Nabisere Nicole Carol and Walugembe Juuko Nicander by Walugembe Aaron Cyrus and Walugembe Rumanyika Jean Harriet (Miscellaneous Cause 53 of 2005) [2005] UGHC 27 Guardianship
In Re: Atuhaire Ivan and Namutebi Deborah (both Infants) And In Re: a Petition for Adoption by Bundy Andrew Michael and Westtley Laura Anne (HCT-00-FD-FC-0012-2009) [2009] UGHC 91 Adoption
In Re: Ava Sanyu Zimmerman (An Infant) And In Re: An Application For Legal Guardianship By Shawn Zimmerman And Cotiney Zimmerman (HCT-00-FD-FC-0109-2008) [2008] UGHC 131 Guardianship
In Re: Bakhita Nakiberu (A Child) (HCT-00-FD-
FC-0067-2009)
[2009] UGHC 44 Guardianship
In Re: Benjamin Nsubuga (An Infant) (HCT-00-FD-FC-0088-2009) [2009] UGHC 38 Guardianship
In Re: Bennet Adai Mcgough (An Infant) & In Re: An Application For Legal Guardianship By Scot Mcgough & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0137-2008) [2008] UGHC 134 Guardianship
In Re: Bill Lochoro & Anor (Infants) &
In Re: An Application For Legal Guardianship By Brian Christopher Berry & Anor
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0199-2008)
[2009] UGHC 88 Guardianship
In Re: Elianah Kisa (An Infant) & In Re: An Application For Legal Guardianship By Zane
McCourtney & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0115-2008)
[2008] UGHC 139 Guardianship
In Re: Ernest Bruno Baganzi (An Infant) & In Re: An Application For Legal Guardianship By Robert Hausman & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0121-2008) [2008] UGHC 122 Guardianship
In Re: Guardianship of Kasozi Moses (Minor
aged 14 years) (FamilyCause No. 094 of 2009)
[2009] UGHC 64 Guardianship
In Re: Hillary Kakeeto (An Infant)
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0081-2009)
[2009] UGHC 48 Guardianship
In Re: Iren Najjuma (An Infant)
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0079-2009)
[2009] UGHC 49 Guardianship
In Re: Jennifer Nakyanzi Kayizzi (An Infant) & In Re: Application For Legal Guardianship By Kayizzi John Balamaga
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0133-2008)
[2008] UGHC 133 Guardanship
In Re: John Bosco Kayinda (An Infant) & In Re: An Application For Legal Guardianship By Aaron Scott Kulp & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0139-2008) [2008] UGHC 130 Guardianship
In Re: John Paul Simeon (An Infant)
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0091-2009)
[2009] UGHC 50 Guardianship
In Re: Kenneth Kintu (An Infant) & In Re: An
Application For Guardianship By Kenneth Kakumba (HCT-00-FD-FC-0112-2008)

[2008] UGHC 135
Guardianship
In Re: Kyadondo Block 82 Plot 773 Land At Kungu Wakiso; In Re: Amurat Lalji (a.k.a. Ambatben lalji). Dhana Lalji (a.k.a. Dhanlakshjami Jadva) and Nishla Lalji (a.k.a Nisa Jadva) All Minors; In Re: Application By  Patel Lalji Jadva (Applicant) for Leave to Offer Kyadondo Block 82 Plot 773 for Sale on Behalf of the Said Minors (Miscellaneous Application No 80 of 2005) [2006] UGHC 1 Sale of land on behalf of minors
In Re: Mary Gimono Mirembe (An Infant)
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0025-2009)
[2009] UGHC 61 Guardianship
In Re: Mary Tusabe (An Infant) & In Re: An
Application For Legal Guardianship By Mathew John Schoff & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0126-2008)
[2008] UGHC 129 Guardianship
In Re: Mathias Mutebi (An Infant)
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0093-2009)
[2009] UGHC 52 Guardianship
In Re: Melika Yasin Gasuza Kavuma (An Infant) & In Re: An Application For Appointment As Legal Guardian By David Kavuma Gasuza
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0114 OF 2008)
[2008] UGHC 127 Guardianship
In Re: Meliza Nabwire (An Infant); In Re: An
Application for Legal Guardianship by Glenn Ralph Stocks and Kathleen Best Stocks (Family Cause No 73 of 2005)
[2006] UGHC 8 Guardianship
In Re: Mercy Nantezza Hodgkins & Anor (Both
Infants) & In Re: An Application for Legal
Guardianship by Stephen Michael Eldred & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0150-2008)
[2008] UGHC 136 Guardianship
In Re: Michael (An Infant)
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0072-2009)
[2009] UGHC 40 Guardianship
In Re: Michael Benjamin Pietsch & In
Re: An Application For An Adoption Order By
Christopher John Pietsch & Anor
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0102-2008)
[2008] UGHC 123 Adoption
In Re: Milly Muhairwe & In Re: An Application
For An Adoption Order By Birgittee N. Markussen & Han H Philipsen (HCT-00-FD-FC-0100-2008)
[2008] UGHC 124 Adoption
In Re: Muwanguzi Perez (An Infant) & In Re: An Application For Guardianship By Steven William Denney & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0170-2008) [2008] UGHC 142 Guardianship
In Re: Nathanial Elliot (An Infant) & In Re: An
Application For Legal Guardianship By Isabelle Katherine Maline Coad
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0130-2008)
[2008] UGHC 137 Guardianship
In Re: Nicholas Fehling & Anor (Both Infants) &
In Re: An Application For Guardianship By
Claus Fehling (HCT-00-FD-FC-0072-2008)
[2008] UGHC 138 Guardianship
In Re: Nicholas Mwanje & Anor (Children)
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0078-2009)
[2009] UGHC 45 Guardianship
In Re: An Application of Legal Guardianship by
Daniel Tarrant & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0193-
2008)
[2009] UGHC 26 Guardianship
In Re: Olive Nyamahunge Kwagala (An Infant) & In Re: An Application for Legal Guardianship by
Sllyivia Atonia Nanyonga Tamusuza
(HCT-00-FD-FC-0134-2008)
[2008] UGHC 141 Guardianship
In Re: Patrick Byaruhanga (An Infant) & In Re: An Application For Legal Guardianship By Thomas Underwood & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0194-2008) [2009] UGHC 89 Guardianship
In Re: Paul James Noah Kawuki & 2 Ors (The Infants) & In Re: A Petition by Elvanson Rovincer Nantongo Gentry to Adopt The Infants (Adoption Cause No. 3 of 2005) [2005] UGHC 63 Adoption
In Re: Rose Nakiwala (An Infant) & In Re: An
Application for Appointment as Legal Guardians by Keith Edwin Penner & Anor (HCT-00-FD-FC-0116 OF 2008)
[2008] UGHC 125 Guardianship
In Re: Salem Mukiibi and Ashaf Ssemakula (Minors); In Re: An Application by Hoffman Edward and Olivia Nakawungu Hoffman, Brother-in-law andSister, Respectively (Family Cause No 061 of 2005) [2005] UGHC 30 Guardianship and custody
In Re: Sarah Nyakulu (An Infant) And In Re:
An Application For Legal Guardianship By
Robin Kathleen Hancock (HCT-00-FD-
FC-0113-2008)
[2008] UGHC 132 Guardianship
In Re: Stella Namazzi (An Infant) & In Re: An
Application For Legal Guardianship By Jeff Dyck & Shannon Dyck (HCT-00-FD-FC-0123-2008)
[2008] UGHC 140 Guardianship
In Re: The Children's Act Cap 59; In Re: An
Application for a Guardianship Order by Asiimwe Adidas (Father); In Re: Asaba Junior, Kobusingye Sylivia, Katusiime Lilian, Bihemaiso Isingoma and Baguma Keith (Family Cause No 029 of 2006)
[2006] UGHC 12 Guardianship
In Re: The Children's Act Cap 59; In Re: Kyalimpa Faith; In Re: A Petition By Rev. Beverly Braumuller Hawver(Adoption Order No. 54 of 2005) [2005] UGHC 26 Adoption

Namibia

High Court

 Case  Reference  Issue
Hamutenya v Hamutenya [2005] NAHC 1 Custody and access
Jantjies v Marita Jantjies & 2 Others [2000] NAHC 16 Maintenance

 

Swaziland

High Court

 Case  Reference  Issue
Benita Sciolla  (born Paiva) v Andrew Sciolla [2003] SZHC 4 Control of the child
Bhembe v Somnjalose High School [1998] SZHC 22 Expulsion of a learner from school
Evans v Evans [2009] SZHC 30 Custody
Rex v Gama Majahzitheni [2001] SZHC 4 Fraud
Taft v Taft (BORN Grey) [2004] SZHC 91 Custody and access
Nunn (Born Brollo) v Nunn [2004] SZHC 13 Custody and access

 

Kenya

High Court

 Case  Reference  Issue
In re Boa (Infant) [2007] eKLR Adoption
In re AC (Child) [2007] eKLR Adoption
In re M.N (Infant) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re S.J (Child) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re SWG (A Minor) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re RK (A Minor) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re BM (A Minor) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re S (A Minor) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re CN and another (Children) [2007] eKLR Adoption
In re CW (Infant) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re RWK (A Baby) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re matter of EN (A Child) [2008]eKLR Adoption
In re adoption of JC (Child) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re adoption of JM (Baby) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re BM (A Child) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re GW (A Baby) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re CK (A Minor) [2008] eKLR Adoption
In re LM (A Minor) and MM (A Minor) [2008] eKLR Adoption
S O A v Republic Rape of a minor
Lawi v Republic Neglect of children
Koech and 2 Others v Republic [2007] eKLR Theft by minors
Republic v Lizaria [2007] eKLR Murder
Julius v Republic [2007] eKLR Neglect of a child
Republic v Obed [2008] eKLR Theft by minor
Mkunzo and Another v Republic [2006] eKLR Death sentence applied to minors
Omumbo v Republic [2008] eKLR Rape of a minor
Kiragu v Ndungu [2007] eKLR Custody
Murray v Murray [2007] eKLR Custody
Gathaara v Mwangi [2007] eKLR Custody
Njonge v Gathiomi and 2 Others [2007] eKLR Right to inherit
Mutembei v Karani [2007] eKLR Maintenance and custody
S.O v LAM [2009] eKLR Custody
Momanyi v Carlstrom [2008] eKLR Abusive environment for children
SK v BZ [2009] eKLR Custody
RM and another v Attorney General 2006] eKLR Best interests of the child
Mutembei v Karani [2007] eKLR Denial of paternity
Cheruiyot v Kenya Fluorspar Co Limited [2008] eKLR Expulsion and education

Zimbabwe

Supreme Court

 

 Case  Reference  Issue
Beckford v Beckford [2009] ZWSC 15 Best interests of the child and custody
Dzvova v Minister of   Education Sports and Culture and others [2007] ZWSC 26 Discrimination
Makuni v Makuni [2002] ZWSC 51 Relocation of children to a foreign country
 

High Court

 Case  Reference  Issue
Beckford v Beckford [2006] ZWHHC 124 Best interests of the child and custody
Chikwenengere v Chikwenengere [2005] ZWHHC 103 Custody
Berens v Berens [2009] ZWHHC 4 Custody and education
Cormick v Cormick [2007] ZWHHC 15 Maintenance
Dube v Dube [2002] ZWHHC 64 Custody and maintenance
Erasmus v Erasmus [2007] ZWHHC 40 Custody
Galante v Galante [2002] ZWHHC 31 Custody and domicile of the parent
Govera v Govera [2004] ZWHHC 11 Custody
Harris v Harris [2009] ZWHHC 26 Child abduction
Kumalo v Kumalo [2004] ZWHHC 65 Child abduction
Lothian v Valentine [2007] ZWHHC 78 Custody
Magnus v Magnus [2004] ZWHHC 154 Custody
Mjimba v Mjimba [2006] ZWHHC 125 Custody and maintenance
P v P [2008] ZWHHC 35 Custody and access
Posen v Posen [2002] ZWHHC 194 Hague Convention and custody
Ralph v Van Vuuren [2009] ZWHHC 9 Custody and guardianship
Surtee v Surtee [2008] ZWHHC 7 Custody
Dube (NEE Msimanga) v  Mavako-Dube [2006] ZWBHC 78 Maintenance
Jere v Chitsunge [2003] ZWBHC 10 Custody and access
Jones v Ralmondi [2005] ZWBHC 9 Custody
Masveto v Masveto [2004] ZWBHC 51 Custody and access
Moyo v Moyo [2006] ZWBHC 44 Custody
The State v C.M. (A Juvenile) and another [2003] ZWBHC 67 Theft
S v M [2002] ZWBHC 93 Rape by a minor
The State v Juvenile (R P S) [2003] ZWBHC 1 Sexual relations between minors
Shumba v Shumba [2005] ZWBHC 25 Custody and denial of paternity
Walker v Walker [2002] ZWBHC 57 Maintenance
S v Juvenile (M N) [2003] ZWBHC 2

 

 

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