The Children's Act No 38 of 2005
The Children’s Act No 38 of 2005, (“the Children’s Act”) specifically refers to mediation for the resolution of various disputes involving children. In certain instances mediation is prescribed.
Child Participation in Mediation
In terms of Section 10 of the Children’s Act, children who are at an age, maturity and stage of development where they are able to participate in decisions concerning their future, have the right to do so, in an appropriate way and to have due consideration given to their views.