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Cases: 2009

 Case  Reference  Issue
Central Authority v B 2009 (1) SA 624 (W) International Abduction
Hendricks v Thompson [2009] JOL 23016 (T) Custody
Hoerskool Ermelo & another v Head, Department of Education, Mapumalanga & Others 2009 (3) SA 422 (SCA);
[2009] JOL 23349 (SCA)
Determination of language policy
Johncom Media Investments Ltd v M and Others (Media Monitoring Project as amicus curiae) 2009 (4) SA 7 (CC),
[2009] JOL 23343 (CC)
Media prohibited from printing names of children in divorce
proceedings in newspapers
Fish Hoek Primary School v Welcome [2009] JOL 23458 (C);
2009 (3) SA 36 (C)
Non-custodian parent liable for school fees
Van Zyl v Van Zyl [2009] JOL 23583 (GNP) Custody
Murphy v Family Advocate, Cape Town [2009] JOL 23931 (C) Wrongful retention of a baby
Mkoka v S [2009] JOL 24007 (ECG) Rights of children to parental care
Legal Aid Board v R and Another 2009 (2) SA 262 (D) Legal representation for children
S v Swartz 2009 (1)SACR 452 (C) Child witness
S v MBokhani 2009 (1) SACR 533 (T) Child victim of sexual offence
S v Vilakazi 2009 (1) SACR 552 (SCA) Minimum sentences
Flynn v Farr No and Others 2009 (1) SA 584 (C) Definition of adopted child
 DPP, Transvaal V Minister of Jutsice and Constitutional Development, and Others 2009 (4) 222 (CC)  Child witnesses; child victims
and the CPA
 AS v Vorster NO and others 2009 (4) SA 108 (SE);
[2009] ZAECHC 26
 Adoption-withdrawal of consent
 Makhuvela obo Hempe v RAF [2009] JOL 23697 (GSJ); [2009] ZAGPJHC 18  Foster care grant
 Katz v Katz  [2009] JOL 23557 (GSJ)  Relocation/variation of custody
 S v Geldenhuys 2009 (1) SACR 1 (SCA);
[2008] ZASCA 47;
[2008] 3 All SA 8 (SCA)
 Sexual offences: age of consent

 

Cases: 2008

 Case  Reference  Issue
MEC for Education, KZN and others v Pillay
(Governing Body Foundation (1st amicus curiae), Natal Tamil Vedic Society Trust (2nd amicus curiae), Freedom from Expression Institute (3rd amicus curiae)
[2008] JOL 20810 (CC); [2007] ZACC 21;
2008 (1) SA 474 (CC);
2008 (2) BCLR 99 (CC)
Religious and cultural
practices
AD and another v DW and others, Centre for
Child Law (amicus curiae); Dept of Social
Development (intervening)
[2008] JOL 21203 (CC);
2008 (4) BCLR 359 (CC); [2007] ZACC 27;
2008 (3) SA 183 (CC)
Adoption by foreign nationals
S v Sikhunana [2008] JOL 21278 (E) Theft by minor
Gerber v Gerber and Another [2008] JOL 21304 (C);
[2007] ZAWCHC 65
Maintenance
Hepburn v Miller [2008] JOL 21354 (W); [2007] ZAGPHC 301 Custody
Blumenow v Blumenow [2008] JOL 21382 (W) Custody, best interests of the child
State v Mshumpa and Another [2008] JOL 21411 (ELC); [2007] ZAECHC 23 Killing an unborn child
Bestuursraad van Laerskool Sentraal,
Kakamas v Van Kradenburg en ‘n Ander
[2008] JOL 21631 (NC); [2008] ZANCHC 18 Payment of school fees, custody
Coetsee v Coetsee [2008] JOL 21789 (T);
[2008] ZAGPHC 126
Custody
Joubert v Joubert [2008] JOL 21929 (C) Custody
S v Mokoena, S v Phaswane [2005] JOL 21960 (T); [2008] ZAGPHC 148 Criminal justice system and rights of children
Hardwick v Hardwick [2008] JOL 21973 (N); [2008] ZAKZHC 43 Custody
Moodley v Moodley [2008] JOL 22100 (SE);
[2008] ZAKZHC 48
Interim custody
Central Authority for the RSA v Bronowicki [2008] JOL 22278 (W)
2009 (1) SA 624 (W);
[2008] ZAGPHC 261
International child abduction
Alberts v Alberts [2008] JOL 22282 (T) Custody
Mose (legal Guardian of Luzuko Mose) v Minister
of Education, Provincial Government of the
Western Cape, Garu and Others
[2008] JOL 22623 (C);
[2008] ZAWCHC 56;
2009 (2) SA 408 (C)
Expulsion from school
Lothian v Valentine [2008] JOL 22678 (ZH); [2007] ZWHHC 78 Guardianship
Centre for Child Law v Minister for Justice and
Constitutional Development and Others
[2008] JOL 22687 (T);
[2009] ZACC 18;
2009 (2) SACR 477 (CC); 2009 (6) SA 632 (CC);
2009 (11) BCLR 1105 (CC)
Minimum sentencing of minors
M v S (Centre for Child Law as Amicus Curiae) 2008 (5) BCLR 475 (CC); [2007] ZACC 18;
2008 (3) SA 232 (CC)
Best interests of the child, sentencing the primary care giver
J v J 2008 (6) SA 30 (CC);
[2008] ZAWCHC 27
Custody
Fosi v RAF and Another 2008 (3) SA 560 (CC);
[2007] ZAWCHC 8
Duty of child to support parent in terms of customary law
S v Mokoena 2008 (5) SA 578 (T);
[2009] ZAFSHC 135
Child witnesses

 

Cases: 2007

 Case  Reference  Issue
Stemmet v Stemmet 2006 JDR 0126 (T)
[2007] JOL 18938 (T)
Access
Kleingeld v Heunis 2007 (5) SA 559 (T)
[2007] JOL 18983 (T)
Access
De Beer v De Beer 2006 JDR 1046 (T)
[2007] JOL 18954 (T)
Custody
Steyn v Hofmänner [2007] JOL 19006 (C) Rights of the father
Central Authority v Houwert [2007] JOL 19233 (T)
2008 (1) SA 49 (SCA)
Abduction
Wessels and another v Wessels [2007] JOL 19295 (T) Maintenance
Potgieter v Potgieter [2007] JOL 19597 (SCA)
[2007] 3 All SA 9 (SCA)
Custody
Beckford v Beckford 2008 JDR 0070 (ZH)
[2007] JOL 19623 (ZH)
Custody
Hoerskool Ermelo en ‘n Ander v
Departementshoof, Mpumalanga
Departement van Onderwys en Andere
[2007] JOL 19629 (T) Language in schools
Kalimashe v Macanda [2007] JOL 19765 (E)
[2007] 4 All SA 883 (E)
Custody and the best interests of the Child
De Gree and another v Webb and Others
(Centre for Child Law as amicus curiae)
2007 (5) SA 184 (SCA)
[2007] JOL 20023 (SCA)
International adoption
Central Authority v Van Hanxleden Houwert 2007 JDR 0451 (SCA)
[2007] JOL 20032 (SCA)
Child abduction
Mtshingwe v Moyo [2007] JOL 20114 (ZH) Paternity disputes
Tame v Tame and Others 2007 JDR 0880 (T)
[2007] JOL 20647 (T)
Custody
Family Advocate v B [2007] 1 All SA 602 (SE) Abduction
Family advocate, Port Elizabeth v Hide [2007] 3 All SA 248 (SE) Abduction
Ex Parte Leask and Others [2007] 4 All SA 1018 (D) Adoption
Forssmen v Forssmen [2007] 4 All SA 1145 (SCA); 2008 (2)SA 144 (W);
[2007] ZAGPHC 156
Maintenance
M v S (Centre for child law: amicus curiae) 2007 (12) BCLR 1312 (CC);
2007 (2) SACR 539 (CC)
Sentencing a primary caregiver and the best interests of the child
S v H 2007 (3) SA 330 (C) International abduction
P v P 2007 (5) SA 94 (SCA) Custody
De Gree and Another
v Webb and others
(Centre for child law
as Amicus Curiae)
2007 (5) SA 184 (SCA) Inter - country adoption
Central Authority (SA) v A 2007 (5) SA 501 (W) International abduction
F v F 2007 (3) SA 42 (SCA) Relocation

 

Cases: 2006

 Case  Reference  Issue
S v Meje and others [2006] JOL 16020 (E) Child offender
Brown v Stone / B v S [2005] JOL 16286 (SCA)
[2006] 4 All SA 515 (SCA)
2005 JDR 1438 (SCA)
Access in foreign country
Senior Family Advocate, Cape Town and another
v Houtman
[2006] JOL 16644 (C)
2004 (6) SA 274 (C)
Abduction
Ford v Ford [2006] JOL 16676 (W) Relocation of minor
Radebe v S [2006] JOL 16688 (T) Minimum sentence applied to minor
Smit v Malan 2005 JDR 0690 (T)
[2006] JOL 16715 (T)
Access
S v Dyomfana [2006] JOL 16735 (Tk) Criminal prosecution of a minor
S v Khumalo 2006 JDR 0147 (T)
[2006] JOL 16890 (T)
Assault by minor
Tilo v S 2006 (2) SACR 266 (NC)
[2006] JOL 16948 (NC)
Custody
Family Advocate, Cape Town and Another v
Chirome aka Munyuki
[2006] JOL 17112 (C) International child abduction
Boekmke v McGreger / B v M [2006] JOL 17154 (W)
[2006] 3 All SA 109 (W)
2006 (9) BCLR 1034 (W)
Relocation, custody
Lombard v Lombard [2006] JOL 17210 (SE) Maintenance
De Gree and Another v Webb and Others 2006 (6) SA 51 (W)
[2006] JOL 17223 (W)
Inter-country adoption
94.7 Highveld Stereo v Olivier and Another [2006] JOL 17272 (BCCSA) Protection of children
Botha v Botha 2006 (4) SA 144 (SCA)
[2006] JOL 17473 (T)
Access and custody
Lindsay v Otten [2006] JOL 17489 (N) Maintenance
S v Nkosi [2006] JOL 17717 (T) Theft by minor
S v Valtein and Another [2006] JOL 17752 (E) Child offender
Pillay v Kwa-Zulu Natal MEC of Education, Cronje and Others [2006] JOL 17833 (N)
2006 (10) BCLR 1237 (W)
Discrimination
Jansen v Jansen [2006] JOL 17978 (T) Custody
Ndaba v Ndaba [2006] JOL 17986 (T) Custody
Family Advocate v Bailie [2006] JOL 18610 (SE) International abduction
Rosen v Havenge [2006] 4 All SA 199 (C) Custody and access
Seodin Primary School and Others v MEC for
Education Northern Cape and Others
[2006] 1 All SA 154 (NC)
2006 (4) BCLR 542 (NC)
Language in Schools
DPP, KZN v P 2006 (3) SA 515 (SCA) Child offender
B v S 2006 (5) SA 42 (SCA) International
abduction
S v B 2006 (1) SACR 311 (SCA) Minimum sentences  -16 and 17 year olds
S v Koralev and Another 2006 (2) SACR 298 (N) Child pornography
S v Mojaki 2006 (2) SACR 590 (T) Childrens court enquiry

 

Cases: 2005

 Case  Reference  Issue
Taljaard v Fuchs [2005] JOL 13199 (T) Access
L v L [2005] JOL 13310 (W) Custody
S v Mhlawuli and Others [2005] JOL 13525 (TK) Sentencing of child offenders
S v Ross [2005] JOL 13739 (E) Maintenance obligation
S v Slamdill [2005] JOL 13780 (E) Sentencing, reform school
Ngcobo and Another v S [2005] JOL 13915 (N) Murder by minors
S v Monkayi
[2005] JOL 14003 (E)
Sentencing
Fraser v S [2005] JOL 14045 (SCA) Kidnapping by biological father
S v Mbikwa [2005] JOL 14076 (E) Sentencing
Ex parte Van Niekerk and another: In re Van Niekerk v Van Niekerk [2005] JOL 14218 (T) Access
S v Moyakhe and Another [2005] JOL 14361 (E) Assault
S v S [2005] JOL 14428 (T) Incest, custody
S v M and another [2005] JOL 14493 (T) Shoplifting by minors
S v M [2005] JOL 144543 (T) Housebreaking
S v Davids [2005] JOL 14626 (E) Law relating to children
Honi v RAF [2005] JOL 14789 (E) Motor collision involving a minor
S v Mathebula [2005] JOL 14806 (T) Sentencing
Laubuschagne v Laubuschagne [2005] JOL 14865 (E) Custody
Martizburg College v Dlamini NO and Others [2005] JOL 15075 (N) Expulsion
Clark v Clark [2005] JOL 15108 (D) Custody
Kahn v Kahn [2005] JOL 15142 (T) Access
S v Masibi [2005] JOL 15159 (T) Theft by minor
Rosen v Havenga and Another [2005] JOL 15235 (C) Access, sole custody and Guardianship, legal representative for the child
S v Malungana [2005] JOL 15254 (T) Sentencing of children
Rovetto v Walter-Rovetto [2005] JOL 15303 (T) Abduction
S v Ncula [2005] JOL 15361 (E) Drug dealing
S v Hlam and Another [2005] JOL 15455 (TK) Unlawful possession of a fire arm by a minor
Memela v Memela [2005] JOL 15469 (TK) Custody
S v Ndlovu [2005] JOL 15604 (T) Child offenders
Omar v Government of South Africa [2005] 2 All SA 65 (N) Domestic violence
Brandt v S [2005] 1 All SA 1 (SCA) Sentencing of child offenders
Governing Body Mikro Primary School and  Another v Minister of Education, Western Cape and Others [2005] JOL 13716 (C)
[2005] 2 All SA 37 (C)
Education
S v Frazer 2005 (1) SACR 455 (SCA) Kidnapping
S v Manqaba 2005 (2) SACR 489 (W) Child witnesses
Eskom Holdings LTD
v Hendricks
2005 (5) 503 (SCA) Child criminal
capacity
Centre for Child Law
and Another v
 Minister of Home
 Affairs and Others
2005 (6) SA 50 (T) Lindela case, unaccompanied
foreign minors
R v H and Another 2005 (6) SA 535 (C) Access by non-custodial parent

 

Cases: 2004

 Case  Reference  Issue
Esterhuizen v Fouche [2004] JOL 12405 (T) Custody
Laubscher v Laubscher [2004] JOL 12451 (T) Access
S v Bhembe [2004] JOL 12604 (T) Assault by a minor
S v Woniwe [2004] JOL 12050 (C) Rape or consensual sex with a minor
Ford v Ford [2004] JOL 12665 (W)
[2004] 2 All SA 396 (W)
Custody, relocation
Tyler and Another v Tyler and others [2004] JOL 12703 (NC) Custody
S v Bhogwana and Another [2004] JOL 12833 (TK) Theft
Christian Lawyers’ Association v National Minister of Health and Others [2004] JOL 12853 (T) Abortion
Joubert v Joubert [2004] JOL 12900 (T) Custody, relocation
S v Mongwe [2004]JOL 12977 (T) Contempt of court by a child offender
Brandt v S [2004] JOL 13262 (SCA) Murder by a minor
Peterson v Maintenance Officer [2004] 1 All SA 117 (C) Maintenance
Townsend- Turner and Another v Marrow [2004] 1 All SA 235 (C) Access to grandchildren
Brown v Abrahams and Others 2004 (4) BCLR 348 (C) Abduction
Governing body, Gene Louw Primary School v Roodtman 2004 (1) SA 45 (CC) School fees
S v Z and 23 Similar Cases 2004 (1) SACR 400 (E) Lack of reform schools -
detaining children awaiting trial
De Reuck v DPP, Witwatersrand Local Division and Others 2004 (1) SA 406 (CC) Child pornography
Pennello v Pennello 2004 (3) SA 100 (N) International  Abduction
Senior Family Advocate, Cape Town and Another v Houtman 2004 (6) SA 274 (CC) International Abduction

 

Cases: 2003

 Case  Reference  Issue
S v Sikhosana [2003] JOL 10457 (T) Rights of a minor accused
Domingo v S [2003] JOL 10502 (C),
2003 (2) BCLR 213 (C)
Assault on a minor by the minors father
Myburgh v Myburgh [2003] JOL 10545 (E) Maintenance, reasonable needs of the child
Talbot v Cleverly and Another [2003] JOL 10608 (W)
[2003] 1 All SA 640 (W)
Illegitimate child and the
rights of the father
Galante v Galante [2003] JOL 10667 (ZH) Custody
Nyamimba v S [2003] JOL 10677 (ZH) Rape of a minor
Pennello v Pennello [2003] JOL 10725 (N)
[2003] 1 All SA 716 (N)
Custody, abduction
Rudolph v Van Zyl [2003] JOL 10893 (T) Rights of access
Roels v Roels [2003] JOL 10910 (C) Maintenance
Nortje v S [2003] JOL 10938 (ZH) Child pedestrian, drivers duty of care
Jere v Chitsunge [2003] JOL 10941 (ZH) Custody
S v Jantjies [2003] JOL 10981 (E) Child abandonment
S v Gumede [2003] JOL 11007 (ZH) Fining a child offenders
S v Sontlaba [2003] JOL 11023 (TK) Murder by minor
Krugel v Krugel [2003] JOL 11028 (T) Custody
S v Mdibaniso and Another [2003] JOL 11078 (E) Theft by a minor
S v Potse [2003] JOL 11151 (O) Rape of an infant
Van der Berg v Le Roux [2003] JOL 11154 (NC)
[2003] 3 All SA 599 (NC)
Custody
Gumede v S [2003] JOL 11186 (SCA) Rape of and testamentary by a minor
S v Milo [2003] JOL 11328 (T) Rape of a minor
S v Prins [2003] JOL 11418 (C) Abandonment of children
S v Mabujani and others [2003] JOL 11453 (E) Sentencing minors
Kotze v Kotze [2003] JOL 11479 (T) Custody, religion
S v Mathebule [2003] JOL 11494 (T) Theft by minor
S v Senyolo and Another [2003] JOL 11520 (T) Sentencing
Olwagen v Olwagen [2003] JOL 11541 (SE) Custody
Mdluli v S [2003] JOL 11653 (N) Duty of child maintenance
Ntuli v Zulu and Others [2003] JOL 11654 (N) Custody
Mpengu v S [2003] JOL 11656 (E) Rape and incest by minor
Du Preez v S [2003] JOL 11734 (E) Maintenance
Qoza v Qoza [2003] JOL 11786 (TK) Maintenance
S v Zuba + 23 similar cases [2003] JOL 11973 (E),
2004 (4) BCLR 410 (E)
Sentencing of child offenders
S v Pilusa [2003] JOL 12031 (T) Rights of minor accused
Townsend-Turner and Another v Morrow [2003] JOL 12035 (C) Grandparents right to access
Katedza v Chunga and Another [2003] JOL 12040 (ZH) Rights of the father
Hay v Brown and Others [2003] JOL 12167 (W) Refusal by parents to grant blood transfusion
S v Mhaqa and Another [2003] JOL 12193 (TK) Unrepresented youth offenders
Pennello v Pennello and Another [2003] JOL 12205 (SCA)
2004 (3) BCLR 243 (SCA)
Abduction
Kwenamore v S [2003] JOL 12216 (SCA) Housebreaking by a minor
S v Rayi [2003] JOL 12339 (E) Sentencing
Jappie v Cooper [2003] JOL 12375 (W) Guardianship
S v Nkosi [2003] JOl 12399 (T) Unlawful possession of ammunition by a minor
Bannatyne v Bannatyne and Another 2003 (2) BCLR 111 (CC) Right of children to parental care
S v B 2003 (1) SA 552 (SCA) Child witness
S v Kondile 2003 (2) SACR 510 (CC) Child witness
Du Toit and Another v Minister of Welfare and Population Development and others (lesbian and Gay Equality Project as Amicus Curiae) 2003 (2) SA 198 (CC) Adoption-same sex couple
T v C and Another 2003 (2) SA 298 (W) Adoption - Notice to natural father
Chief Family Advocate and Another v G 2003 (2) SA 599 (W) International Abduction
De Reuck v DPP, Witwatersrand Local Division and Others 2003 (3) SA 389 (W) Child pornography
Kotze v Kotze 2003 (3) SA 628 (T) Child’s right to freedom of religion vs parent’s right to choose a child’s religion
Laerskool Middelburg en ‘n Ander v Department Hoof, Mpumalanga Departement van Onderwys, Andere 2003 (4) SA 160 (T) Right to education
DPP, KZN v Mekka 2003 (4) SA 275 (SCA) Child witness
Soller NO v G and Another 2003 (5) SA 430 (W) Legal representation for children
J and Another v D-G, Dept of Home Affairs, and Others 2003 (5) SA 605 (D) Registration of child born out
wedlock-same sex couple

 

Cases: 2002

 Case  Reference  Issue
Jackson v Jackson [2002] JOL 9229 (A) Custody
Schlaphoff v Dunn [2002] JOL 9279 (SE) Custody
Heystek v Heystek [2002] JOL 9297 (T),
[2002] 2 All SA 22 (C)
Maintenance of step children
Campos v S [2002] JOL 9361 (A) Murder of a child
Swarts v Swarts and Others [2002] JOL 9381 (T),
[2002] 3 All SA 55 (T)
Removal of child to place of safety
Narodien v Andrew [2002] JOL 9420 (C) Variation of protection order, custody
S v Sengani [2002] JOL 9561 (T) Assault by a child
Munukwa v S [2002] JOL 9585 (ZH) Sentencing of child offenders
S v Booysen [2002] JOL 9610 (NC) Trial of a minor
S v Van Rooyen [2002] JOL 9613 (CC) Sentencing of child offenders
Grobbelaar v Grobbelaar [2002] JOL 9617 (T) Maintenance, private school
S v Kheswa [2002] JOL 9629 (T) Child abuse
S v Nkosi [2002] JOL 9731 (T) Child offenders
Reinach v Carstens [2002] JOL 9877 (T) Access to children, emigration
Uys v Uys [2002] JOL 10011 (T) Custody
S v Nkumbule [2002] JOL 10031 (T) Sentencing juveniles
Musasa v S [2002] JOL 10072 (ZH) Credibility of a child witness
S v Pako [2002] JOL 10105 (T) Criminal capacity of a minor
Meyers v Meyers [2002] JOL 10333 (SE) Maintenance
S v Chuma and Another [2002] JOL 10415 (T) Minors gambling
Ex Parte Oppel and Another [2002] 2 All SA 8 (C) Application of a curator ad litem
Belo v Commissioner for Child Welfare [2002] 3 All SA 286 (W) Adoption
Treatment Action Campaign and Others v Minister of Health and Others 2002 (4) BCLR 356 (T) Access to health services, mother to child transmission of HIV
Treatment Action Campaign and Others v Minister of Health and Others (1) 2002 (10) BCLR 1033 (CC) Access to health services, mother to child transmission of HIV
Andrews v Narodien 2002 (1) SACR 336 (CC) Access to child: Domestic Violence
Swarts v Swarts en
Andere
2002 (3) SA 451 (T) Form 4 removal
P and Another v P
and Another
2002 (6) SA 105 (N) Relocation: Child living with uncle and aunt who wish to relocate; biological parents object
S v Ngobese and Others 2002 (1) SACR 562 (W) Child offender- criminal capacity - proof of doli capax

 

Cases: 2001

 Case  Reference  Issue
Hingeston v Lightfoot [2001] JOL 7653 (ZS) Education
S v Pedro [2001] JOL 7701 (C) Sentencing a minor
S v Sikhumba [2001] JOL 7763 (TK) Assessment of child witnesses
Peterson and Another v S [2001] JOL 7775 (C),
[2001] 2 All SA 349 (A)
Sentencing of youth offenders
Heynike v Roets [2001] JOL 7821 (C),
[2001] 2 All SA 79 (C)
Custody and the emigration of the custodian
Van Rooyen v Van Rooyen [2001] JOL 7826 (T),
[2001] 2 All SA 37 (T)
Custody to same sex couple
S v Katu [2001] JOL 7852 (EC) Sentencing of youth offender
Latouf v Latouf [2001] JOL 7881 (T),
[2001] 2 All SA 377 (T)
Custody
S v Teyise [2001] JOL 7918 (CK) Sentencing of youth offender
Smith v Smith [2001] JOL 8055 (A),
[2001] 3 All SA 146 (A)
Custody
Lubbe v du Plessis [2001] JOL 8220 (C) Custody
S v Mgxaboyi [2001] JOL 8241 (TK) Minor accused
S v Ngubo [2001] JOL 8258 (TK) Minor accused
S v Morrie [2001] JOL 8262 (E) child offender
Harris v Minister of Education [2001] JOL 8310 (T),
2001 (8) BCLR 796 (T)
Age of admission to school
S v Banda [2001] JOL 8352 (ZH) Abortion
Makuni v Makuni [2001] JOL 8357 (ZH) Custody
S v Nzara [2001] JOL 8529 (ZH) Rape of minor where the accused was HIV positive
S v Chibate [2001] JOL 8539 (ZH) Concealment of the birth of a child
Brandt v Brandt [2001] JOL 8644 (C) Duty to maintain child
S v Maqungo [2001] JOL 8999 (TK) Theft by a minor
Mendela v Mendela [2001] JOL 9020 (TK) Custody
Joubert and Another v Jacobs [2001] JOL 9024 (SE) Custody
S v Botha [2001] All SA 527 (E) Arrears in child maintenance
S v Blaau 2001 (2) SACR 255 (CC) Minimum sentence - Semble
on 16 and 17 year olds
Sonderup v Tondelli and Another 2001 (1) SA 1171 (CC) International Abduction
Schutte v Jacobs (nr1) 2001 (2) SA 470 (W) Relocation
H v R 2001 (3) SA 623 (CC) Relocation
Metiso v Padongelukfonds 2001 (3) SA 1142 (T) Adoption- customary law

 

Cases: 2000

 Case  Reference  Issue
Christian Education SA v Minister of Education
of the Government of the Republic of South Africa
[2000] JOL 5892 (SE)
1999 (9) BCLR 951 (SE)
Corporal punishment
Hingeston v Lightfoot [2000] JOL 5900 (ZH) Maintenance of children
Jooste v Botha [2000] JOL 5943 (T),
2000 (2) BCLR 187 (T)
Duty to love, parental duty
S v Daniels [2000] JOL 6150 (C) Abandonment of children
Fitzpatrick and Others v Minister of Social Welfare and Pensions [2000] JOL 6250 (C),
[2000] 1 ALL SA 581 (C)
Adoption
S v Sohlezi [2000] JOL 6256 (NC) Failure to pay maintenance
Crone v Crone [2000] JOL 6395 (ZS) Maintenance
Hardy v Skaramangas [2000] JOL 6446 (ZH) Custody
Goto v Goto [2000] JOL 6472 (ZH) Custody
S v Uys [2000] JOL 6482 Maintenance
Hughson and Another v Greyling [2000] JOL 6608 (ZH) Custody
Minister for Welfare and Population Development v Fitzpatrick and others [2000] JOL 6689 (CC),
2000 (2) BCLR 713 (CC)
Adoption
S v Buys [2000] JOL 7031 (T) Rape of a minor
Schutte v Jacobs [2000] JOL 7099 (W) Custody
S v Mauk [2000] JOL 7107 (W) Incest and rape of a minor
Faram v Faram [2000] JOL 7179 (ELC) Custody
Smith v Goddard [2000] JOL 7202 (N) Custody, challenge to the maternal preference rule
Christian Education South Africa v Minister of Education [2000] JOL 7320 (CC),
2000 (10) BCLR 1051 (CC)
Corporal punishment
S v Pono [2000] JOL 7423 (CK) Trial of a minor
Allsop v McCann [2000] 3 All SA 475 (C) Education
S v Baloyi 2000 (1) BCLR 86 (CC) Family violence
S v K 2000 (4) BCLR 405 (NMS) Cautionary rule
Van Tonder v  Van Tonder 2000 (1) SA 529 (O) Custody-removal of child by non-custodial parent
Patel and Another v Minister of Home Affairs and Another 2000 (2) SA 343 (D) Right to parental care
I v S 2000 (2) SA 993 (CC) Access: child’s views
WS v LS 2000 (4) SA 104 (CC) International abduction
S v Nkosi En ‘N Ander 2000 (2) SACR 94 (T) child offender -sentence

 

Cases: 1999

 Case  Reference  Issue
Critchfield v Critchfield [1999] JOL 4325 (W),
[1999] 1 All SA 319 (W)
Custody
King v Dengo [1999] JOL 4469 (SH) Sex with a minor
S v Zingela, Gelebe, Nyila, Magi, Mngomezulu and Another [1999] JOL 4536 (E) Theft by minor
Bentley and Another v McPherson [1999] JOL 4563 (EC),
[1999] 2 All SA 89 (E)
Kidnapping
Murray v S [1999] JOL 4571 (W) Failure to pay maintenance
Kirsh v Kirsh [1999] JOL 4642 (C) Failure to pay maintenance
Kilian v S [1999] JOL 4643 (T) Failure to pay maintenance
S v Majiet [1999] JOL 4651 (C) Maintenance
Bursey v Bursey and another [1999] JOL 4717 (A),
[1999] 2 All SA 289
Maintenance duty
S v Marema and Others [1999] JOL 4807 (T) Sentencing of minors
Van Tonder v Van Tonder [1999] JOL 4958 (O) Custody
Mukheiber v Raath and Another  [1999] JOL 5009 (A),
[1999] 3 All SA 490 (A)
Wrongful birth
Bebb v Bebb [1999] JOL 5102 (SE) Custody
Bruckner v Bruckner and Another [1999] JOL 5108 (SE),
[1998] 3 All SA 544 (C)
Access
Mavis (a child offender) v S [1999] JOL 5182 (ZH) Arrest
S v Zitha and Others [1999] JOL 5235 (W) Rape of a minor
S v Frieslaar [1999] JOL 4755 (C) Maintenance
Smith v Smith [1999] JOL 5397 (C) Hague Convention
S v Chauke and Another [1999] JOL 5475 (T) Theft by a minor
Pearson High School v Head of the Department, Eastern Cape Province and Others [1999] JOL 5517 (Ck) Expulsion
Teera v Zumbika [1999] JOL 5713 (ZH) Paternity denied by the father
Governing Body of the Tafelberg School v Head of Western Cape Education Department [1999] JOL 5733 (C),
[1999] 4 All SA 573 (C)
Expulsion
Ismail v Soubai [1999] JOL 5857 (C) Fathers rights to their children
S v Mogomane [1999] JOL 5418 (B) Trial of a minor
B v B and Another [1999]  2 All SA 289 (A) Maintenance of a child
Phillips v Manser and Another [1999] 1 All SA 998 (SE) Education
Greyvenstein v Clayton [1999] 1 All SA 156 (E) Application for maintenance
Fraser v Naude and Other 1999 (1) SA 1 (CC) Adoption: unmarried farther’s right to consent
Setti Multilateral
Motor Vehicle
accidents Funds
1999 (1) SA 1035 (SE) Motorist duty of care in respect of children
Davy v Douglas v
Douglas and Another
1999 (1) SA 1043 (N) Adoption - rescission - assessment
Wicks v Fisher 1999 (2) SA 504 (N) Custody - assess - unmarried father
Bursey v Bursey and
Another
1999 (3) SA 33 (SCA) Duty to support post majority
Meyer v Gerber 1999 (3) SA 650 (O) Custody - Child’s views
K v K 1999 (4) SA 691 (CC) International Abduction
S v Howells 1999 (1) SACR 675 (CC) Best interest of child - sentencing the mother (primary caregiver)

 

Cases: 1998

 Case  Reference  Issue
S v Mokebe [1998] JOL 1363 (B) Maintenance
S v Tokata [1998] JOL 1426 (EC) Sentencing of child offenders
S v Titus [1998] JOL 1554 (C) Maintenance
Mgumane v Setemane [1998] JOL 1757 (TK) Maintenance
Davy v Douglas and Another [1998] JOL 1798 (N) Access
Sati v Kitsile [1998] JOL 1927 (E),
[1998] 1 All SA 530 (E)
Custody
Kambule v Kambule [1998] JOL 2148 (E),
[1998] 2 All SA 278 (E)
Custody
S v Dube and others [1998] JOL 2333 (ZH) Statutory rape
In Re: Six Juveniles [1998] JOL 2693 (ZH) Orders made by Juvenile Court
Naude and Another v Fraser [1998] JOL 2737 (A),
[1998] 3 All SA 239 (A),
1998 (8) BCLR 945 (SCA)
Rights of unmarried fathers
Zhaime v S [1998] JOL 2750 (ZS) Sex with a minor
Wicks v Fisher [1998] JOL 3126 (N),
1998 (9) BCLR 1199 (N)
Rights of fathers to their illegitimate children
Christian Education South Africa v Minister for Education of the Government of the Republic of South Africa [1998] JOL 3835 (CC) Corporal punishment
S v Nkamule [1998] JOL 3949 (T) Theft by minor
S v Mashaba [1998] JOL 3885 (T) Maintenance
S v Naryan [1998] JOL 4132 (W) Sentencing of a minor
Phillips v Manser and Another [1998] JOL 4227 (SE),
[1998] 1 All SA 198 (SE)
Basic education
S v Kika 1998 (2) SACR 428 (W) Sentencing the custodial parent
Hlophe v Mahlalela and Another 1998 (1) SA 449 (T) Custody - customary law
Van Pletzen v Van  Pletzen 1998 (4) SA 95 (O) Custody-the concept of  ‘mothering’: not only component of women
V v V 1998 (4) SA 169 (CC) Custody and Access: best interest

 

 

Cases: 1997

 Case  Reference  Issue
 T v M  1997 (1) SA 796 (O)  Adoption by foster parents - biological parents refusing consent
 Fraser v Naude and Others  1997 (2) SA 82 (W)  Adoption - consent by unmarried father
 Fraser v Children’s Court, Pretoria North, and Others  1997 (2) SA 218 (T)  Adoption - consent by unmarried father
 B v B and Another  1997 (4) SA 1018 (SE)  Maintenance post majority

 

Cases: 1996

 Case  Reference  Issue
Chodree v Vally 1996 (2) SA 28 (W) Illegitimate child - Access by natural father
Bethell v Bland and  Others 1996 (2) SA 194 (W) Custody application by two sets of grandparents
Pike v Minister of Defence 1996 (3) SA 127 (CKS) Child’s duty to support parents
Coetzee v Singh 1996 (3) SA 153 (D) Illegitimate child-custody - natural father
Van Der Linde v Van Der Linde 1996 (3) SA 509 (O) Custody - concept of ‘mothering’
K v Regional Court Magistrate No, and Others 1996 (1) SACR 434 (E) Child witness-intermediary procedure
S v Mathebula 1996 (2) SACR 231 (T) Child witness-intermediary procedure

 

Cases: 1995

 Case  Reference  Issue
S v Khumalo 1995 (2) SACR 660 (W) Child abandonment - Child  Care Act
Nguza v Nguza 1995 (2) SA 954 (TK) Maintenance - child ‘in the care’ of someone-concept of ‘care’
B v S 1995 (3) SA 571 (A) Illegitimate child - Access by natural father

 

Cases: 1994

 Case  Reference  Issue
McCall v McCall 1994 (3) SA 201 (CC) Factors determining the best interest of the child